Overnight Oats – 3 Ways

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Overnight oats is, quite simply, one of the best recipes for a delicious, nourishing, grab and go breakfast whatever the weather. I’ve been hooked on it during the summer months, and with college kicking off I’ve kept up the habit. Yes, it’s a cold breakfast, but I still love it. I find it really refreshing in the mornings, and because I commute early to college from the gym, I need a meal prepped breakfast to take with me. But FYI, if you’re feeling a porridge vibe here, just go microwave happy on the ingredients below! I’ve linked one of my older oats recipesΒ here, as I used to soak the oats overnight before microwaving in the morning, so feel free to try that either!

Note: If you want to add a protein punch to these recipes, just add a scoop of your protein powder of choice, and add an extra 100ml (approximately) of liquid (either milk or water).

Recipe (Serves 1)

Chocolate, Ginger & Berry

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cacao powder
  • 1 handful of blueberries
  • 1 tbsp of nut butter of choice
  • 1 tbsp of whole chia seeds
  • 1 40g serving of oats (oatlets or jumbo oats is fine)
  • 200ml of milk
  • Optional for Topping: Dark chocolate chips

Method

  1. Super simple – combine the above in a small tupper-ware or mason jar.
  2. Once mixed well, store overnight and in the morning, top with extra blueberries and the chocolate chips!

Apple & Cinnamon

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 green or red apple (keep the second half for topping!)
  • 1 tbsp whole chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp of nut butter of choice (peanut butter goes really well here!)
  • 40g of oats
  • 200ml of milk

Method

  1. Super simple – leave the apple aside, and combine the above in a small tupper-ware or mason jar.
  2. Grate the apple on top, and then mix it in.
  3. Store overnight, and in the morning, slice the other apple half on top and some extra cinnamon if you like!

Chunky Monkey – Peanut Butter & Banana

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 whole banana
  • 1 tbsp whole chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp of peanut butter
  • 40g of oats
  • 200ml of milk

Method

  1. Super simple – leave the banana aside, and combine the above in a small tupper-ware or mason jar.
  2. Slice half the banana into coins, and set aside for topping.
  3. If you want to really get the banana flavour in, I recommend mashing the second banana half until it’s more liquid in texture before mixing it into your oats. Trust me – try it!
  4. Store overnight, and in the morning you’re good to go!

Enjoy guys! Tag me if you try these out –Β @theirishbalanceΒ on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook!

Ciara πŸ™‚ x

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