Hello friends, long time no speak! Or read? Blog? Lord knows. I’d love to tell you I’ve had the wildest few weeks, packed full of adventures that have taken me away from What The Fork Is For Dinner and all you lovely people. But that would be a lie. I’ve been lazy. I guess a tiny bit busy too. But mostly lazy. But it’s almost spring and it’s time to turn this ship around so I present to you…. Overnight oats.
I’m a big (huge) lover of breakfast. The minute my feet hit the floor in the morning I need to eat. When people tell me they hate breakfast, or it’s a struggle to eat in the morning, or they generally forget about eating until lunch time, I’m awe-struck. Eating is literally the only thing that gets me out of bed in the morning. Ok not literally. That’s a little bleak. But it’s the first thing that gets me up and moving and the thing I go to sleep thinking about. Especially when it’s these delicious little jars of oat-y goodness. The best part is they’re really easy, and you make them the night before so they’re ready to go the second you wake up, and you can use any kind of toppings you want! Ok that’s three best parts. These oats are so good.
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 milk (I use good ol’ cows milk, but you could probably do almond milk, or soy milk, or any of those other fancy things)
1 tbsp flax seed (good for digestion, allegedly)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/3 cup vanilla greek yogurt
1/3 cup blueberries (not frozen – it’ll get slushy)
You could easily swap out the blueberries for any other kind of fruit. You could also add chopped nuts the morning of (they’ll get soggy if you put them in the night before). Raisins. Brown sugar (unless you’re using a flavoured greek yogurt because there’s already lots-o-sugar in that). Shredded coconut. Dried cranberries. OMG THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS.
How to make it:
1)Take your oats, milk, flax seed, cinnamon and nutmeg and stir it together in a Tupperware container. Or a pretty little jar if you’re a keener like me. See above.
2)Top with greek yogurt and fruit.
3)Seal container, put in fridge and go to sleep
4)Wake up 12 8 hours later and eat!