Give it a go…Overnight oats

What better way to help you roll out of bed in the morning for that dreaded early lecture or that 7 am fitness class, than a delicious breakfast you go to sleep excited about! Overnight oats recipes are all over the likes of Pinterest and Instagram at the moment, and we want in.

This quick, simple recipe is not only flavoursome; it’s versatile, can be done on a budget and is pretty good for you too. Although this breakfast is carb-fuelled, it’s slow releasing meaning you’ll be fuller for longer and will stop you reaching for those sugary snacks before lunchtime. It’s also great fuel to have before a workout or training session.

It only takes 5 minutes to whip up and is prepared the night before – so why not give it a go? ┬áThe list is pretty endless as to what toppings / fruit to use, so we’ve gone with our favourite:

Blueberry & Banana Overnight oats
Serves: 1
Prep time: 5 mins

Ingredients
50g raw porridge oat
250g natural yoghurt (any flavoured or Greek yoghurt will work too, you can use half yoghurt / half milk for a runnier consistency, or soy / almond / coconut milk for a vegan version)
Handful of Blueberries
Half a banana, chopped

Optional extras
Vanilla extract or honey for added flavour
Any kind of nuts for an added crunch

Method
Take your bowl or jar and do a small layer of oats, followed by a small layer of yoghurt and repeat until you have used it all. Add chosen toppings, cover and leave to chill in the fridge overnight. The oats will have absorbed the yoghurt/milk and when you are ready to eat, mix it all together and it should be deliciously creamy. Add more fruit on top if desired. Enjoy!

 

 

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