Breakfast can be tough. I have an hour-long drive everyday to get to work, which doesn’t leave a lot of time to get ready in the morning if I want a decent amount of sleep. Overnight oats is great for this reason. It is a grab-and-go breakfast that is nourishing as well as delicious. I like to make a few at a time so I have three days of breakfast all ready and waiting in the fridge for when I need one.
The other thing that is great about overnight oats is they are very versatile. The base I use consists of oats, non-fat plain Greek yogurt, ground flaxseed, water and Splenda. From there, I add whatever mix-ins sound good. This combination provides a small portion of fruit, which goes a long way in contributing to fiber. Seven grams of fiber in just one little mason jar. Not a bad way to start off the day!
Raspberry Vanilla Overnight Oats
Makes 1 serving. Requires 10 minutes of prep time. Sets overnight.
6 Tbsp old fashioned oats
1 Tbsp Splenda or Truvia
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
1/4 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup water (or more for thinner consistency)
1/4 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- add all ingredients to a mason jar and stir until well combined
- seal mason jar and leave in refrigerator overnight
- eat cold in the morning (could pour contents into a bowl and microwave if desired)
**Can stay refrigerated for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Facts: 205 calories, 5 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 30 mg sodium, 40 grams of carbohydrate (3 carb choices), 7 grams of fiber, 4 grams of sugar, 11 grams of protein