Here’s another recipe! I don’t have a long blurb this time, but it’s pretty straight forward. This recipe is great – lots of nutrients, you can make multiple days-worth, its cheap, and you just warm it up in the morning and head to work! This recipe is only 5 ingredients and takes me less than 10 minutes to prepare.
Recipe from Sweet Peas and Saffron (https://sweetpeasandsaffron.com/fruit-on-the-bottom-overnight-oats/)
- Frozen fruit ($3.73 for Berry Medley 16 oz) or fresh fruit
- Maple Syrup or Honey ($3.49 for 12oz)
- 1/2 cup rolled oats ($2.99 Old Fashioned Oats 18oz, $5.29 for 42oz)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds ($9.99 Black Chia Seeds – this will last a long time)
- 1/2 cup almond milk ($2.29 Almond Breeze Unsweetened 32 fl oz)
- Put some of the frozen fruit on the bottom of a jar/small container
- Drizzle some maple syrup or honey (I prefer honey) on top of the fruit
- Add in the oats, then the chia seeds on top, and finally the almond milk (or whatever milk you like)
- Put a lid on and put it in the fridge overnight.
These can be stored up for up to 4 days! You can eat them cold, but I prefer to warm it up. I also add some toppings (I’m a texture person and I need a little crunch in there) – dried cranberries, almond slices, and mini chocolate chips (yum!). Honestly this meal is so easy to transport to work, tastes great, is filling, and won’t break the bank. I found this recipe really helpful when I was on my ICU and CCU rotations.
Pictures: Left: Moments before I devoured it. Middle: Freshly made, before letting them soak overnight. Right: Nutrition Label from Sweet Peas & Saffron