Breakfast has been coined the most important meal of the day because it jumpstarts the metabolism and wards off the hangries – that is why some of you may be thrilled to hear that many fitness fanatics are adding a second breakfast to their meal plan. Eating smaller portions more frequently is a common practice for most athletes and even people looking to lose weight which can make for a lot of meal prep.
That is why I love finding easy hacks around the kitchen that will keep me healthy even during my busiest days when I am my most snack prone. One of my favorite go-to recipes are overnight oats because they take less than 5 minutes of prep time, are portable and you can switch up the base flavors and toppings if you get bored.
Personally I am not that hungry in the morning so I tend to start my morning off with a green juice or eggs then grab my oats around 10am. Check out below for my 3 ingredient overnight oat recipe and some of my favorite topping and flavor combos.
OVERNIGHT OAT RECIPE
The Night Before:
The base recipe for overnight oats is super simple – just combine the following in an air tight container like a mason jar and let them sit overnight:
1/3 cup greek yogurt (I prefer vanilla but you can pick any flavor you want!)
1/3 cup almond milk (or coconut milk, or soy milk, or regular milk – you pick!)
1/3 cup rolled oats
In the morning:
Top your oats with fruit, nuts, honey or any other that will help take your oats from nutrish to delish! Some of my favorite combos are:
Sliced Banana + a pinch of cinnamon
Sliced Banana + Strawberries + Blueberries + a dash of maple syrup
Blueberries + Almonds
Walnuts + Honey
Almonds + Dried Cranberries + Honey