Still in the breakfast theme, I am always looking for ideas that are not only healthy and delicious, but most of all, very quick to prepare/assemble since mornings with kids can be pretty hectic! Seriously, if you haven’t gotten on the overnight oats mania yet, it’s time to do it! It will take about 5 minutes to prepare the night before and in the morning, it’s a simple grab and go!
A perfect solution for that is overnight oats. There are a lot of different recipes around and I have tried a bunch of them. So this recipe is sort of a mix and match of various ones I have tried and it’s definitely the BEST. The recipe calls for frozen raspberries since it’s a cheaper and more available option than fresh ones most of the year, but if you do have fresh raspberries do use them, it’s going to be even better. You can also substitute the raspberries for blueberries, blackberries, fresh bananas, mangoes, etc… The fruit of choice here will determine the taste of your overnight oats, the rest of the ingredients are playing more of a supporting role…
This overnight oats will keep you full for hours. What not to love? Exactly: absolutely nothing!
- - 1/4 cup quick rolled oats
- - 1/4 cup greek-style, low fat, vanilla yogurt
- - 1 tbsp chia seeds
- - 1 tbsp of organic milled flaxseeds
- - 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or pure raw honey)
- - 1/2 cup almond milk (or other milk of choice)
- - 1/4 cup frozen or fresh raspberries (or any other fruit you wish to have)
- - 1 tbsp toasted pepitas (squash seeds) - optional
- - fresh raspberries for garnish - optional
- Combine all the ingredients in a container (I like to use a small Mason jar) making sure to mash the raspberries in the mixture.Refrigerate overnight.
- Grab and go!
- * I like to garnish with fresh fruits (like more fresh raspberries as shown, but you could also use slices of banana) and a few toasted pepitas (squash seeds) for bit of crunch.