We are well aware of the importance of a good healthy breakfast for a healthy diet routine, but we may overlook its importance when the day seems a little hectic. When you’re in a rush to get out of the house to make it in time for work or school, breakfast goes last on the priority list. For such days and otherwise, overnights oats are the perfect solution.
For those of you who haven’t heard of overnight oats before, let me give you a quick run through. Overnight oats require a no-cook method of making your oatmeal. Which helps you cut down on the morning fuss of waiting for them to cook on the stove.
Instead of cooking the oats you mix it with your preferred liquid and other mix-ins and let it rest overnight and in the morning you have a creamy, dense, portable and a lot more flavorful breakfast in my opinion.
Perfect on the go breakfast? We think so!
In this article, I am going to give you my top 5 overnight oats recipe. They are so simple and easy to make, that will keep you on track towards your health goals.

The Classic overnight oats:
Ingredients:
•    1/3rd cup plain Greek yogurt
•    ½ cup rolled oats
•    2/3 cup skimmed milk
•    1 tbsp. honey
•    1 tbsp. chia seeds or flaxseeds
Instructions:
•    Mix all the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl or your carry on jar directly. Make sure the jar has a tight-fitting lid
•    Refrigerate for a good 5 hours at least, preferably overnight before eating.
•    You can add any toppings you want in the morning, my personal favorite is berries!

Before we go to the next recipe, here is a list of suggested ingredient swaps:
•    Sugar: ½ mashed ripe banana or Maple syrup
•    For the vegan: Plan based milk/yogurt, almond milk, soy milk

Chocolate Chip  overnight oats:
Another one of my favorites (maybe it’s because of the chocolate chips? Nevertheless, it’s delicious and healthy).
Ingredients:
•    ½ cup rolled oats
•    ¾ cup Skimmed milk (or any milk of your choice)
•    1 tbsp. honey/maple syrup
•    ½ tbsp.. chocolate chips
•    Pinch of salt
•    1 tbsp. Chia seeds or flaxseeds
Instructions:
•    Combine all the ingredients in a glass jar.
•    Stir until mixed well
•    Refrigerate overnight, and enjoy dessert for breakfast
•    You can add a few slices of banana for the added creaminess

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats
A veggie and protein packed “cake” is another dessert-like breakfast which we recommend for breakfast. For the sweet tooth
Ingredients:
•    ¾th cup unsweetened almond milk
•    ½ cup low-fat yogurt
•    Pinch of salt
•    ½ cup peeled and grated carrots
•    1/4 tsp. cinnamon
•    ½ cup rolled oats
•    1 tbsp. honey
•    ½ tsp. vanilla extract
Instructions:
•    Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
•    Transfer in a jar with a tight lid.
•    Cover and refrigerate overnight
•    Enjoy your morning dessert

Peanut butter and Banana Overnight Oats:
A match made in heaven, peanut butter and banana, a perfect combination of fiber and protein to give you the right kick start in the morning
Ingredients:
•    1 large banana mashed
•    ¼ cup organic peanut butter
•    1 cup rolled oats
•    1 cup skimmed milk
•    1 tbsp. Chia seeds
•    ½ tsp. Vanilla Extract
•    1 tbsp. honey
Instructions:
•    Add all the ingredients in a bowl
•    Mix until well combined
•    Pour the mixture into an airtight container.
•    Refrigerate overnight.
Enjoy a protein-packed breakfast!

Coconut Latte Overnight Oats:
With a little coffee and lots of fiber, this morning meal will give you the perfect start to the day.
Ingredients:
•    1 cup rolled oats
•    ½  cup coconut milk
•    ¼ cup brewed coffee
•    ¼ cup almond milk
•    1 tbsp. honey/maple syrup
•    Pinch of cinnamon
Instructions:
•    Mix all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl
•    Transfer in a jar/Tupperware
•    Refrigerate overnight
•    Top it with shredded coconut or cinnamon for additional flavor

A few things to remember:

  • Overnights oats can be kept refrigerated for 2 days if prepared using banana and up to 4 days without bananas. Helps with meal prepping, right?

  • It is suggested to leave the mix refrigerated for at least for 4 hours or preferably overnight as it helps infuse the flavor better.

Have a power-packed morning, each day, every day:D

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