Overnight Oats

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I am a SUCKER for the easiest recipes, ever. It's a real bonus if you can eat on-the-go, which is why I love bananas, RX bars, healthy muffins, and smoothies. The more versatile the snack, the more likely it will work with my always-running-around lifestyle.

Overnight Oats have been a big craze for some time now in the world of wellness blogs but I never gave them a chance since oatmeal and oats have always made me feel bogged down and I crash pretty bad from a carb-heavy breakfast.

My version of overnight oats doesn't include dairy OR gluten in the ingredients, which makes it vegan-friendly and safe for anyone who has a gluten allergy.

YOU NEED:

+ Almond milk (I prefer Califia brand)

+ Almond or Coconut yogurt (I LOVE Kite Hill brand)

+ Gluten Free Rolled Oats (I purchase mine in bulk at Whole Foods and they're cheap! They can be used in so many recipes for baking such as pancakes, muffins, banana bread, etc!)

+ Ball or glass jar

+ Agave syrup or honey

+ GET CREATIVE: chia, flaxseed, hempseeds; whatever you want can be added to the overnight oat blend and will set into the mix.

+ Chopped fruit to top

+Granola to top (Purely Elizabeth - Honey is my favorite brand and flavor. It's also GF)

 

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HOW IT'S DONE

For 1 serving:

+ Add 1/3 cup of oats to your glass ball jar

+ Add 2 tbsp of yogurt to jar

+ Add 1/4 cup of almond milk

+ Sprinkle in chia if you'd like (fiber + protein boost)

+ Add in 1 tsp of agave syrup or honey for added sweetness

+ Shake or stir ingredients

+ Cover with lid and place in the refrigerator for the night (minimally 4-5 hrs)

+ Remove from fridge and top with fruit and granola

+ Stir together and enjoy!

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