Overnight Oats Recipe

Overnight Oats Recipe

 

Overnight oats is your perfect grab & go, filling breakfast. Take a few minutes to throw ingredients together so you can spend your mornings sleeping or doing anything but preparing breakfast. Plus, with so many add-in options, you won’t even get bored with this breakfast!

Earlier this week I spotlighted the breakfast champion, the incredible and oh so versatile oat. Today I’m sharing my template for making overnight oats, my favorite week-day breakfast! It’s so easy, so filled with different delicious foods, so nourishing, and above all so filling.

I’m not much of a snacker, I’ve realized that I really like having bigger portions at meals, and would rather get to the point of being hungry before eating again. Not that this always happens, or that I never snack, but most days this works best for my appetite and my body. With that being said, I NEED a filling and delicious breakfast. Oatmeal is one of your quintessential breakfasts, it’s fast, easy and comforting. But, my typical oatmeal + brown sugar and maybe a dash of milk left me ravenous just 90 minutes later. That ain’t gonna happen. No way. Plus, quick microwave oats require too much attention to avoid losing half of my breakfast to the microwave plate. Although it presents a convenient way to have to clean out my microwave, but never at a convenient time. With that being said, your traditional oatmeal just ain’t for me most days. This is where the trendy overnight oatmeal idea comes. It’s not a minimal effort required breakfast, it’s a NO effort (in the morning) required breakfast. That’s my jam, no effort in the morning, because every 10 minutes counts when you’re sleeping. #amiright? Yup, grad school lyfe. Really, all you need is a few minutes to throw foods together at night & a fridge to do all the work. Really it’s that easy. Eat them cold or heat ’em up in the morning, either way you’re winning the breakfast game and also get that extra 10 minutes to snooze or preen.

Overnight Oats Base

 

Serves 1

Use this to make delicious overnight oats, your way!

Prep Time5 min Total Time5 min

Ingredients

3/4 c steel cut or old fashioned rolled oats

1/3 c plain Greek yogurt

1/2 banana, sliced

Splash vanilla extract

Enough milk/liquid to cover

Desired add-ins/toppings

Instructions

Pour all ingredients into desired bowl, refrigerate overnight.

Notes
You don’t even have to mix the ingredients together, just make sure everything covered by the liquid.
Add-in/topping suggestions: nut butter, dried fruit, frozen berries, hemp hearts, flax seeds, chia seeds, raw nuts, chocolate chips…

5 Minute Watermelon Limeade

5 Minute Watermelon Limeade

Whip up this refreshing 5 minute Healthy watermelon limeade for your next BBQ.

Ok, it’s no longer prime melon season. It’s actually cold and rainy  right now. But, reaching back a few weeks to when I made this delicious (and gorgeous might I say) summery beverage made this drizzly evening just that much better!

One aspect about buying seasonal, quantity produce at the farmers market is the excitement about forcing yourself to experiment in the kitchen. Well, at least it is for me. I love to eat watermelon plain, but when you’re constantly working against the clock on a family sized melon nearly alone, each slice is less enticing. I remembered a friend talking about watermelon juice & I thought I just had to try it while I was swimming in watermelon. Have you tried watermelon juice? I think it may be some South American country’s (Brazil maybe) staple drink, but I could be pulling that out of nowhere. My intrigue with watermelon juice actually didn’t start last year when my friend asked me if I’d tried it, it actually started years ago….

The summer after I returned from my study abroad in Spain, I worked at the deli at Sundance Resort. That was one of my favorite jobs, as I worked with really fun and great people, and the clientele was awesome! Most of our patrons were kind and fun to talk to. Plus, with it’s namesake, we had the occasional celebrity. If you get the opportunity to visit Sundance Resort, either for a meal or to stay, you should take the opportunity. It’s completely beautiful up there. Anyways, I digress…. The point of this story is that I heard from my coworkers that the wife of a classic American designer had asked for watermelon juice. At our deli, where we had sandwich fixings and desserts galore, but no melon to juice. They told her no, and her automatic reaction was to ask instead for cantaloupe juice. Unfortunately, and not surprisingly, the answer to this request was no as well. We did have the high powered blenders, but not enough melon to give her more than just a shot of juice. I remember this story still because it was told in such a funny ironic way. Still cracks me up. Not to make fun of her at all, but like cantaloupe water is far more common than watermelon water? In this moment, neither are too far obscure, but rewind back 5 years and juicing wasn’t all the rage, at least here. Maybe LA was another story. Anyways, hence the watermelon juice, and yes, it takes a lot of fruit to make the juice. But it’s easy and beautiful, so who cares right? Today Personal Trainer London for fat loss shares his favourite healthy Watermelon recipe below

5 Minute Watermelon Limeade

Serves 4

Whip up this refreshing watermelon limeade for your next summer BBQ.

Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
5 min

Ingredients

4 cups watermelon (unseeded)
Juice of 1-2 limes
Pinch of salt
Instructions
Blend watermelon until smooth (or until desired chunkiness)
Add lime juice
Finish with a pinch of salt in each glass

Notes
If you want something even easier, add 3/4 cup limeade instead of lime juice. It’ll be sweeter but still will have a sweet, tangy lime flavor!

Again, this may not seem like the perfect refresher as the weather is cold, but this quick watermelon limeade may be the perfect remedy if you’re missing summer already. & Here’s to better planning on my part and actually getting recipes out when they’re still seasonally relevant!

No Added Sugar Chunky Monkey Chia Pudding

No Added Sugar Chunky Monkey Chia Pudding

The child in you will love this no added sugar chunky monkey chia pudding. It’s healthy enough for breakfast, but decadent and tasty enough for a snack or dessert. Take your pick!

No Added Sugar Chunky Monkey Chia for The Recipe Redux

We’re back!

After a much needed and introspective 3 week hiatus, we’re back. And how fitting is it that our first post is a Recipe  post? Very fitting I say! , let’s celebrate each other! Pick a fellow Blogger, go to their blog and either make one of their recipes or create one of your own inspired by theirs. In your post, give your readers a little intro to this blogger, what you like about this blogger/their blog and either link to their recipe you made or share your brand new “inspired” creation.”

What better excuse is there to gain more inspiration from those whom I am already inspired by, and share it with you! I’ve had a giant stash of chia seeds in my kitchen and have been wanting to try one of those gorgeous & fiber filled chia puddings.

So I chose a drool-worthy chia pudding recipe from Redux member to showcase with my new creation.

I should have gone with blood oranges, since I clearly am obsessed, but unfortunately I’m not so obsessed with the flavor 🙁 Anyone else slightly turned off by their sickly sweet taste? Or have I only tried ones that have turned?

Satisfy your inner child with this delicious and healthy treat. Eat it for breakfast, a snack, or dessert! Take your pick.

Prep time 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min

Ingredients
1/4 cup dry chia seeds
1 1/2 cup water
1/4-1/2 cup milk of choice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 soft banana, mashed
1 tablespoon peanut butter

Instructions
Mix together chia seeds and water, stirring occasionally. Let sit for 20-25 minutes.
Add milk and vanilla after chia seeds have expanded, stir.
Top with mashed banana, peanut butter, and chopped dark chocolate if desired

 

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