Per usual, my to-do list on blogs to write just keeps getting longer and longer. Where the hell is this summer going? What happened to the first half of the year?! I actually ran out of the time to go to the gym yesterday…on a Monday…gah! WHO AM I?? Regardless of my current internal panic attack, I got a wild hair up my bum bum last night to try overnight oats for the first time…and the results were too good (and easy) not to post right away.
Anyone who knows me knows that my pantry, basement, and every room in our house is overflowing with mason jars. Well, it seems like the internet believes that overnight oats taste better in the vintage glassware, so I was set on that. I also knew that I had blueberries and bananas already, so I searched for a recipe that included both of them [naturally].
Let it be known that you can literally use anything in these oat jars though. My search results brought me to the adorable FoodFitnessFreshAir blog and the rest is history. I made some minor changes to her recipe, left the jar in the fridge overnight, and literally just finished enjoying the cold, fiber and protein rich, creamy breakfast at work. Tonight I intend on trying some other flavors. Maybe some peanut butter? Spinach & kiwi? Chocolate cherry? Nom nom nom.
blueberry banana overnight oats.
yield: 1 serving (1/2 mason jar) | ~368 calories | 14g of protein | 10g of fiber
- 1/3 cup oats (rolled oats, dry/regular, or quick)
- 1/4 cup non-fat plain greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 banana
- 1/3 cup blueberries
- 1/2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
- 6-8 almonds
- dash of ground cinnamon
- Mash banana and blueberries together in a bowl or food processor until blended together, but still slightly chunky (do not over blend/mash).
- Stir in oats, yogurt, honey, chia, and milk.
- Transfer to jar or container, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
- In the morning, top with almonds and cinnamon, along with fresh fruit (optional).