Sassy Breakfast Time
Ever find you are making excuses for not eating breakfast? I know I do. The day starts like a bat outta hell and all of a sudden its 11 am, you’re starving and you realize you are jittery because you’ve had 4 cups of coffee and no food. Is it just me? If only you had thought ahead to make some overnight oats…
When you skip breakfast, the hanger sets in mid-morning. You end up eating anything you can get your hands on AND eat your lunch early. The rest of the day you eat whatever you desire because, afterall, you skipped breakfast, so why not?
Now listen, I get it, I hate eating as soon as I wake up so I’m not saying shove food down your pie hole just because some dietitian said to. Instead, you should be eating something during the morning hours to help fuel your day. This is ESPECIALLY the case if you workout or train in the morning. You need to refuel your workout AND fuel up for the day ahead, no excuses.
Ideally you are eating foods that are rich in filling nutrients like fiber, fat & protein as well as some carbohydrates for energy puposes. Many of us ONLY eat carbs and are left hungry an hour later. Overnight oats have been my saving grace to fill me up, keep me satisfied and be there for me when I need them most.
Overnight oats are probably one of my go-to breakfasts for a busy week. I give all my Designed to Fit clients at least one recipe a week. Why? Because they are easy, delicious AND filled with great nutrition. Not to mention, you can make them on Sunday and have breakfast for the week, no excuse.
Next I’ve been tasked with making savory overnight oats, so stay tuned for that in the new year. Can you believe it’s almost 2018? Crazy town.
Alright, let’s get to the recipe today, shall we?
I added in protein powder to my oats because I find I do not get enough protein in a day especially for how active I usually am. Not to mention, most of my clients struggle with the same issue. Protein powder should not be a crutch BUT I find it incredibly helpful on busy days. My current favorite brand is sfh (stands for Stronger. Faster. Healthier), a grass-fed whey protein brand. If you guys are interested I can do a post all about protein powders at a later date, just comment below!
Pro tip: every protein powder is different, so go slow, mix 1/2 a scoop and the consistency should be like pancake batter (it thickens up overnight). If, after 1/2 scoop its pretty thick, add some water and leave the rest of the scoop out! Experiment with different protein powders, every one will be different.Print
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 3/4 cup milk of choice
- 1/4 cup greek yogurt (full fat)
- 1 scoop protein powder (32grams, I used sfh brand)
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp nut butter
- 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
- In a large bowl, combine oats, protein powder, chia seeds & cocoa powder
- Pour in milk, stir to combine, mix in greek yogurt and nut butter.
- Portion out into 2 small containers.
- Cover and place in refrigerator overnight. Enjoy!
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