You know what’s really, really hard sometimes? Being a lady boss with a jam packed schedule and a million things to do while also trying to balance a second job, a little one, a pup and/or whatever else life has thrown at you. Eating a healthy and balanced breakfast gets kicked pretty low on the priorities list, especially when that McDonalds drive-thru or croissant at your coffee meeting becomes so convenient. Not only does this take away from your hard earned money in a pretty significant way, this isn’t great for your body either and definitely doesn’t give you the food fuel that you need to slay all day.
We’ve all heard of the trendy and Instagram-worthy food trends like avocado toast and acai bowls, but I’m here to tell you that the one we really should be gawking over is overnight oats. Overnight oats is the modern version of the classic oatmeal that your grandma used to make complete with the nutrients and ability to keep you full for hours. This recipe is sweet and delicious and incredibly quick to make and doesn’t require any baking or cooking time and absolutely no fancy tools. If you like bananas and almond butter (who doesn’t?) then you’ll love this convenient breakfast.
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup almond milk or other milk of your choice
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tbsp Drizzle Honey or honey of your choice
- 1 chopped banana
One – Add the oats and the almond milk to a small mason jar or container of your choice, close the lid and give it a good shake (a stir would work if you’re not too confident in the spill-proofness of your container!).
Two – Stir in the almond butter and honey. If your almond butter is stiff, let it warm up at room temperature for 15 minutes first.
Three – Put your jar in the fridge and let it sit overnight or for at least two hours.
Four – In the morning, cut your banana and add it to the top of your oats. I also like to add almonds and dried blueberries!
Voila! You have a crazy easy and nutritious breakfast that you can bring anywhere.
- If soggy bananas are your thing, add them in the night before. They will soak up some of the almond butter and honey flavor and be deeeelicious. I personally prefer my bananas more fresh tasting but both ways are good options.
- When it’s -29 with windchill, you might want to pop your breaky into the microwave for 30 seconds before eating to take the chill off.
- When I have a particularly busy week I’ll make 5 of these and leave them in the fridge that way every morning I can just grab and go!
- Don’t have a sweet tooth like me? Cut the honey amount in half at first. You can always add some more in the morning until you find your honey sweet spot.
Sam is a YYC based blogger and foodie with a passion for breakfast-for-dinner, shopping local and taking her pup to dog parks. Find her on Instagram at @sugarandsam or at her blog http://sugarandsamblog.com
Photo credit: Nayla Chamoun Photography