We are all pressed for time this holiday season, myself included. This is not an excuse to give in but rather a good opportunity to look for ways to prep ahead of time. I don’t know about you, but it seems often I end up with 15 minutes between two other things. I am NOT encouraging you find ways to fill up that time with more stuff to do, but rather to take a minute to do something to save time later for you.
Put on one of your favorite songs on the radio and make your breakfast for the entire week and quickly. Here’s the overnight, delicious to get your oatmeal ready for the entire week in a few easy steps.
Overnight Power Oatmeal
❖ Gluten free raw oats
❖ Small 8oz mason jars or other sealable containers
❖ Chia seeds
❖ Unsweetened non-dairy milk (almond, coconut, rice, hemp, flax etc.)
❖ 1/2 Scoop of Protein Powder of choice
Last step-any superfood toppings your little heart desires! i.e. nuts, berries (or other low/mid glycemic fruit such as apples or pears), cacao powder, gogi berries, hemp hearts, bee pollen, raw pumpkin seeds, pure vanilla, unsweetened coconut flakes, a dollop of nut butter, cinnamon etc. Use your imagination, just keep the sugar to a minimum as you already have a good amount of low glycemic carbohydrates in the form of oats.
❖ Raw Oats always go first-fill to approximately half way
❖ 1 tablespoon or chia seeds (white or black is fine)
❖ Shake vigorously
❖ Add milk to the top leaving enough room to add the toppings you wish
❖ Add some toppings and don’t forget some superfoods!
❖ Seal and leave in the fridge overnight.
Pull out and warm if desired. Add a little milk or moisture in the morning to give it a smoother consistency. Enjoy.