Overnight Oats - A delicious, nutritious, and easy breakfast

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The BodySpec Team
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If you haven’t tried overnight oats, then you don’t know what you’re missing. This endlessly customizable breakfast will be your go-to healthy no-cook option for those busy mornings we know all too well.

Overnight oats are essential if you don’t like to do a lot of morning work preparing breakfast. It’s as easy as mixing a few ingredients in a bowl or jar, putting it in the fridge, and enjoying it the next morning. All without dirtying any dishes!

Overnight oats are not only incredibly easy to prepare, but they’re also delicious and high in essential nutrients. You can make them as simple or complex as you’d like, using just a handful of ingredients or adding a variety of toppings to customize to your tastes or nutritional needs. Our favorites include fresh berries, nuts, seeds, and even some protein powder for a protein punch. Now let’s jump into the components in more detail.

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The Base:

½ Cup Rolled oats: make sure to use old-fashioned rolled oats for a good texture. We like any brand as long as it’s organic (skipping those icky pesticides!).

½ Cup Liquid: You can use any milk or non-dairy milk for this recipe. Some people even use water, but we prefer nut milk like Almond milk.

¼ Cup Yogurt: Completely optional, but a simple plain yogurt adds creaminess, probiotics, and protein to your overnight oats.

1 tbsp Chia Seeds: Loaded with nutrients, these will add thickness to your overnight oats and keep you fuller with added protein.

Toppings:

Sweetener: You can use maple syrup, honey, date syrup, or coconut sugar if you want to add a little sweetness to your overnight oats.

Nut butter: This is a great option to add protein, magnesium, and delicious creaminess. We love almond butter for its extra nutty flavor.

Fruit: Berries (fresh or frozen) add vitamin-C and freshness, while a sliced banana will help supplement your potassium after a long workout. Dried fruit is great chopped up as well, but easy on adding too many dried fruits as they are high in sugar and can spike your glucose.

Other: Get creative! Hemp seeds, flax seeds, spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom are all delicious), cacao nibs, coconut flakes, or even sesame seeds are all great toppings to your overnight oats for added flavor, texture, and nutrition.

How to prepare the overnight oats:

Stir all the base ingredients together in a small jar or bowl.
Soak covered overnight or for at least 2 hours in the fridge.
Add your toppings and enjoy!


We’d love to hear what you think about the recipe, or if you try any toppings not listed that you love. Connect with us on Instagram or Facebook to share your thoughts!

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