Overnight oats are a convenient and nutritious breakfast. A difficulty with training early is the logistical problem of refuelling and preparing for the day before getting to work or doing the school run.
Well, a simple trick is to prepare your breakfast the evening before, and overnight oats let you do so. They are basically just oats soaked overnight in milk and/or yoghurt.
Here are five overnight oat recipes to experiment with.
High Protein Overnight Oats
Mix together 50g of rolled oats with 100-150ml of your milk of choice, a tablespoon of greek yoghurt, a grated apple and a scoop of protein powder. Mix the ingredients in a wide container or jar - a protein shaker works well.
Simply seal the container, give it a shake and place it in the fridge overnight.
When it’s time for breakfast, either eat as it is or add some extra milk, chopped almonds or berries.
Banana Nut Overnight Oats
This one is really simple and really delicious. Mash a banana and mix it with oats, milk (125ml) half a teaspoon of cinnamon and two teaspoons of honey.
In the morning, add some chopped walnuts and extra banana slices if desired.
And easy as that, you’ve got a balanced breakfast with 15 of protein and 76g of carbohydrate.
Raspberry & Chia Overnight Oats
Combine milk, oats, a handful of raspberries (frozen or fresh) and a tablespoon of chia seeds.
In the morning, you can add nuts again or syrup if you want to make it sweeter.
Fig & Honey Overnight Oats
Chia is again used in this recipe to add extra nutrients, including amino-3 fatty acids and antioxidants.
Just mix a tablespoon of chia with oats, milk, a sliced fig and two teaspoons of honey.
Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
If you have it, almond milk works well in this recipe.
Mix oats, milk, two tablespoons of peanut butter, a tablespoon of maple syrup and a tablespoon of chia.
Lovely if you have a sweet tooth.