Overnight oats are the perfect breakfast option in summer; light, fresh and cool. They are the perfect start to the day. This basic recipe only takes minutes to make the night before, or even as part of your weekly meal prep, which makes its the ideal breakfast option for busy workers or uni students to just grab-and-go at the start of their busy day. No skipping the most important meal of the day with this recipe on hand!
I swear by this recipe for breakfast because it keeps me full and satisfied for hours! This is not only because of the protein content from the Greek Yoghurt, but Oats are low GI – meaning they provide a slow release of energy and won’t spike your blood sugar. The result being you feel fuller for longer.
One thing I love about this recipe is that it is so versatile! You can prep this basic recipe for a whole weeks worth of breakfasts but never have to eat the same version! Change up the flavour with flavoured protein powders; add some cacao powder or peanut butter; or just a sprinkle of cinnamon. Then the best part – the toppings! The options are literally endless here! Granola, fruit (banana, mango and berries are my favourites), yoghurt, honey, nut butters, nuts, coconut… I think you get the idea.
My favourite combination right now is mango, sliced banana, shredded coconut, pepitas and a drizzle of maple syrup.
This recipe is so simple – it only used 5 ingredients and I bet you have them in your pantry already!
Basic Overnight Oats
- 35g rolled oats
- 2 heaped tbsp greek yoghurt
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
- 1/3 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
- The night before, simply combine all ingredients together in a bowl of jar. Then refrigerate overnight.
- In the morning, remove from the fridge and add your toppings. Breakfast is served!
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