Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hooked! Overnight Oats

I know my posting has been very bad but I am trying not to pressure myself too much with it. I also know I feel better when I do it so I will try to do it more often.

I HAVE however been reading lots of other blogs, many are health and fitness blogs. What is great about them is that they don't make me feel bad about where I am in my health and fitness goals but they DO have great ideas that I can use just about every day.

Just about every single one talks about Overnight Oats. Now this is not the steel cut variety, it is the rolled variety and it requires no cooking. No cooking is a good thing in the steamy summer where your a/c limps along. I do love me some oats though. I had no been putting off trying it...I just kept forgetting to make them the night before.

Many of the recipes (and I use the term recipe lightly b/c there are sooooo many variations on it) call for a protein powder but I left it out as I don't do quite as much exercising at these ladies do and a bowl of hot oats usually keeps me going till lunch time. I went very basic.

1/2 cup rolled oats (not the quick ones)
1/2 cup Vanilla Almond Milk
pinch of salt

I used a fork to mix together the milk, cinnamon and salt before adding the oats. I was worried the cinnamon would clump on one section of the oats if I didn't do that step. I then added the oats and stirred to combine. This was all in a 2 cup plastic Ziploc container with lid.

When I pulled it out of the fridge this morning. And gave is a whiff, it smelled really good. The sweetness of the Vanilla Almond Milk and the cinnamon made it smell a little like rice pudding.

Then I tasted it. YUM! Even without additional fixin's it was great! I did add blueberries and a little yogurt. Very good but really didn't even need the yogurt! I am thinking a little cocoa powder would be excellent as well. Might try that next. The consistency was really pretty much like oatmeal but not as saturated. I really liked the texture.

If you are looking for a new quick breakfast, I HIGHLY recommend it! Wish I had pics but I ate it too quickly. ;)

Much thanks to Jenna at Eat, Live, Run and Sabrina at Rhodeygirl Tests for the inspiration!


Eric said...

There a breakfast staple for me these days since you can make then the night before and take them to work easily. I like the addition of quinoa/millet, coconut, chocolate chips, & raw nuts/nut butters.

Snooty Primadona said...

Okay, I'm definitely going to try this because I hate to fix breakfast...