With cooler temps upon us, I slowly start to feel my body shift from craving smoothies and salads to more warming foods.
I find that for myself and my clients, it is always easier to have a simple breakfast with little preparation, especially when you are rushing out the door or trying to feed a family at the same time.
Typically I am not a huge fan of traditional oatmeal because it often leaves me feeling heavy, but sometimes, overnight oats are the perfect in-between. You can have them hot or cold and tend to feel more filling and nurturing in the cooler months.
Overnight oats are simple, easy to make, and can be customized to any flavor you like. This is my base recipe, but every time I make them I will try a new spice, a new fruit, or some kind of a new topping. However, almond butter, blueberry, and cinnamon is definitely my favorite!
1/2 cup homemade almond milk or non-dairy milk of your choice
1/2 cup oats
3/4 T chia seeds
1T maple, honey, or sweetener of choice (optional)
Toppings: nut butter, fruit, nuts & seeds, granola, etc.
Add all of your ingredients, minus the toppings, into a small mason jar. Shake it well and store it in the fridge until you are ready to consume.
Personally, I like to make all of my overnight oat jars for the week on Sunday so they are ready for me anytime I need them. You can eat them straight from the jar or pour them into a bowl, whichever you prefer!
Add the toppings of your choice and enjoy!