Overnight Oatmeal

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/)

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Instructions:

  1. Put some of the frozen fruit on the bottom of a jar/small container
  2. Drizzle some maple syrup or honey (I prefer honey) on top of the fruit
  3. Add in the oats, then the chia seeds on top, and finally the almond milk  (or whatever milk you like)
  4. 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

 

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