I’ve never been one of those people who isn’t hungry in the morning. I’m pretty much always hungry and I love breakfast – especially breakfast that’s easy and grab & go. That’s why I love overnight oats. I put them together a few days ahead of time. So, when it gets crazy in the morning, I don’t have to do anything other than take it out of the fridge. These are 5 of my favorite recipes.  You can put anything in here. So, start with the base recipe and experiment.

Overnight oats recipe

Overnight Oats: Base Recipe

1 serving

  • 1/2 cup uncooked rolled oats (not the quick cooking kind)
  • 2/3 cup milk, almond milk, water – whatever you are into
  • 2 tsp sweetener (honey, maple syrup, stevia, etc)
  • 1 TBL Shakeology (or protein powder)
  • Fun add ins – fruit, chocolate chips, coconut, nuts,  yogurt, spices, chia seeds, etc

Method: Take out an empty mason jar and add the rolled oats. Mix in the sweetener, milk and the fun stuff. Let it sit overnight. You can eat it chilled or warm it up in the microwave (1-2 minutes). I usually make 3 days worth at a time.

Note: Use more or less liquid depending on your tastes. If it seems too thick in the morning, add a little more milk.

 

5 Fabulous Overnight Oats Recipes

Cherry Cobbler Overnight Oats

1 serving

  • 3/4 cup frozen or fresh cherries chopped
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup uncooked rolled oats
  • 1 TBL Chocolate PB2 (powdered peanut butter)
  • 1 TBL Vanilla Shakeology
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2/3 cup milk or unsweetened almond milk

Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats

1 serving

  • 5-6 strawberries – chopped
  • 1/2 cup uncooked rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 TBL Chocolate PB2 (powdered peanut butter)
  • 1 TBL Vanilla Shakeology
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 TBL shredded coconut
  • 2/3 cup milk or unsweetened almond milk

Banana Bread Overnight Oats

1 serving

  • 1/2 banana – chopped or sliced
  • 1/2 cup uncooked rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 TBL chopped nuts (Pecans, walnuts, whatever)0
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 TBL vanilla shakeology
  • 1/2 cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup milk or unsweetened almond milk

Café Mocha Overnight Oats

1 serving

  • 1/2 cup uncooked rolled oats
  • 1 TBL cocoa powder
  • 1 TBL chia seeds
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 banana – chopped
  • 1 TBL Vanilla Shakeology or Café Latte Shakeology
  • 1/4 cup cold brewed coffee
  • 1/2  cup milk or unsweetened almond milk
  • Note: Mini chocolate chips would also be fabulous in here.

Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 cup uncooked rolled oats
  • 2 TBL Chocolate PB2 (powdered peanut butter)
  • 1 TBL vanilla Shakeology
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2/3 cup milk or unsweetened almond milk
  • Note: Mini chocolate chips would also be fabulous in here.

And a bonus…

Pina Colada Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 cup uncooked rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup fresh pineapple – chopped
  • 1 TBL vanilla Shakeology
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 TBL shredded coconut
  • 2/3 cup milk or unsweetened almond milk

The great thing about Overnight Oats is that you can put anything in here. Experiment! Take a pic of your creation and tag me on Instagram – @meadooutonalimb.  I would love to see your creation!

21 Day Fix Container Counts:

Note: Overnight Oats is one of the things Autumn would probably disagree with my container counts. The 21 Day Fix handbook says that 1 yellow is 1/2 cup cooked oats. I used the serving size on the oatmeal container because I think that’s a reasonable portion and one I would eat in real life. I use The Fix as a tool to make portion control easier in my real life. So, sometimes, I bend the rules a bit. If that stresses you out, by all means, either half this recipe or count it as 2 yellows.  So, I would count the oatmeal as 1 yellow and then use your containers to measure out fruit (purple), nuts (blue), etc.

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