Hands down one of my FAVORITE and most popular recipes to make!
Mornings can be the busiest time of the day. This is why most Americans run through Starbucks for something quick or (gasp!) other fast food restaurants. Unfortunately, if you’re trying to maintain or lose weight this is not the helping your efforts… at all!
What to do next? Make something tasty that you can grab on your way out the door. Starting your morning with whole grains and protein is one of the best things you can do with your body. On top of this being an overall nutrition powerhouse, you make this the night before (hence the name “overnight oatmeal”). So there is no fuss with making breakfast in the early morning. This is also excellent pre or post workout and carb friendly for those of you with insulin resistance or diabetes.
This breakfast is full of healthy protein, complex carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. What more could you ask for in a breakfast meal? I want to share my personal recipe with you, but feel free to swap different foods and/or milk choices as you like.
1/4 cup dry, rolled oats (old fashioned or quick cooking oats are both ok)
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop Vital Protein Collagen Peptides
1 scoop Naked Whey protein powder
2 Tbsp Chia seeds
1 Tbsp Hemp seeds
Dash of cinnamon or TLC seasoning Inflammation Buster
Pinch of pink Himalayan salt
1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
Topping: 1 Tbsp natural nut butter of choice (I use Costco’s brand natural almond butter)
Mix everything together (except for the peanut butter). Stir well and store in the refrigerator overnight, or for at least 8 hours. Top with nut butter and enjoy. I really enjoy mine when heated in the microwave for 45-60 seconds.
You can experiment with other fruits as well. I would recommend 1/2 banana sliced or 1/2 cup strawberries or raspberries. Try different varieties and see what you like.