There is nothing like that feeling of climbing into bed…house is nice and tidy, clothes have been washed, ironed and put away, dishes from dinner are drying in the drying rack or dishwasher, meals for tomorrow made and ready to be put into the cooler box in the morning, work and admin has all been done and dusted…ah what an amazing thought hey??!!
Can’t say I go to bed like that very often. More often than not, you’ll find our dishes from dinner stacked on the kitchen counter, clothes sitting in neat little piles on the bed, waiting for someone to pick them up and pack them away, my laptop still open with a half finished project flashing on the screen and a cold cup of tea next to it…reality sucks 🙂 But one thing that does help me go to bed with ease is knowing that meals for the next day are all prepared and that both Sheldon and I have a scrumptious breakfast waiting for us in the fridge.
This recipe is very simple and I use this recipe as a base and top with whatever fruits, nuts and seeds that I have on hand. Its versatile and can be changed in so many ways, you could literally have a different bowl every day of the week.
Basic overnight oats
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 TBS chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
- 1/4 tsp stevia powder/ 2 to 3 TBS honey
- A pinch of himilayan salt
- Toppings: Fresh fruit, dried fruits, nuts and seeds, nut butter
Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix thoroughly.
Pour into a jar and top with optional toppings. If using fruit, you may choose to layer the mixture or mix some of the fruit into the oats.
Put the lid on the jar and leave in the fridge overnight.
This recipe is my basic recipe for overnight oats. Feel free to add cocoa to make it chocolate flavoured, or to add some protein powder to make the recipe protein oats. You could also add some spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg etc), or some grated vegetables or pureed fruit. The choices are endless.