Alternative title: Today I’m going to talk about Overnight Oats and…What? Yes it’s cold oats…What do you mean that sounds gross and snotty? Where are you going?! Just hear me out and…Fine! Slam the door on the way out!
Ok folks so I have a bit of a confession to make…I fully expect you all to tell it as it is, call me a silly sod and tell me that I should know better. Because I do know better. Really I do. You ready to hear this? Really? … Sigh…Ok here goes – Recently I’ve committed the terrible sin of neglecting breakfast. It’s been going on for about a week.
*Hides as you all gasp in shock and horror*
I know I know, the extra 15 minutes or so in bed just isn’t worth forgoing the most important meal of the day. My body has told me this, repeatedly…By growling like a petulant git from the hours of 9am to 1pm (lunch-time at work) and making me look an utter tool in meetings by answering “arrgggguuuuulllllgggg” to all the questions.
I could write a whole blog post on why breakfast and I have such a tempestuous relationship…But I won’t, not today. I’ve mentioned before about why food and I were not really on good terms for a lot of years and why we are still on shaky ground from time to time now (if you fancy a read – the post is here…). It seems that out of all the meals, breakfast is the one I have the hardest time with. Sometimes it’s because I’m genuinely not hungry, sometimes it’s because I just haven’t made time…Other times, it’s because a bad habit is very hard to break.
In order to combat these ‘reasons’ (excuses), I needed a quick, easy, nutritious breakfast that is already waiting for me in a morning and easy to throw in my bag for snaffling at my desk should I sleep through my alarm. I’ve seen overnight oats mentioned many a time on the tinterwebs and after trying it out for myself (multiple times…So many oats!), I found a recipe that works for me!
1/2 cup of oat flakes.
1 cup of liquid (I picked Oatly Organic Oat Milk…Because I love the taste of it…Normal milk works just as well though).
1 tsp Chia Seeds.
This is such an easy recipe…
Put the oats into a resealable tub…
Add the milk…
Add the Chia seeds and give it a stir…
Bob this mix (with the lid on) in the fridge overnight…
I gave the tub a shake before I went to bed to mix it up a bit.
In the morning give it a stir then add your favourite fruit…I picked sliced banana with a drizzle of honey. And enjoy! I actually really like this mix, it was filling and tasted gorgeous (the honey provided a lovely bit of sweetness).
Have any of you tried overnight oats before?
PS – “Hannibal” returns tonight! So, freaking, excited!…Though apparently those of us in the UK have to wait a little longer 🙁