February 22, 2018
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day: that’s what they say right? When I was younger I was never really a “breakfast person”. I always felt like I was too rushed in the morning to make anything substantial, so half the time I just didn’t bother eating. When I started college, however, I started noticing that I was really hungry during my morning classes and needed to get into the breakfast groove. Alas: I was introduced to overnight oats and it totally changed my feelings on breakfast. Not only was it healthy, but I was able to make it in 2 minutes at night and have breakfast ready for the next day.
Today, I am a strong promoter of oatmeal and eat it basically every day. Some days I make it hot (like this), but most days, I choose to eat overnight oats, which are a cold version of oatmeal that kind of taste like a parfait. Don’t knock it till you try it. Overnight oats are creamy, sweet, and crazy good. The best part? You make them at night so you don’t have to worry about getting anything out in the morning. Now that I’ve been making overnight oats for the past few years, I wake up excited about breakfast since it’s stress-free & already made. This recipe literally does all of the work while you sleep, what could be better than that?? Most times, I even make it in a mason jar so that it’s easily transportable wherever I go. Just pop on a lid, grab a spoon, and head out the door.
While there are many different variations of overnight oatmeal, this recipe is one of my favorites. I love how simple, delicious, and fresh it tastes. As someone who can eat a lot and doesn’t do well with small portions (lol), I can promise that this recipe will keep you full all through the morning up until lunch. No hanger pains here.
As an added plus, the ingredients are super inexpensive, with a giant container of oats being around $3 for weeks worth of oatmeal parfaits. I also used Califia Farms almond milk as it is incredibly smooth, and soaks up perfectly into the oats. While I typically use Califia Unsweetened Almond Milk, I’ve also tried this recipe with their Toasted Coconut Milk and it is to die for: take my word for it. If you like a little tropical twang in your meals, you’ll love it. This recipe serves as a good base for overnight oats, but feel free to experiment with different milk blends, different extracts, and different fruit combos. Another combo I’m currently obsessed with: coconut milk oats + mangos. Helloooo vacay feels! So good.
Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats
Yields: 1 serving (double or triple the recipe for multiple breakfast meals)
*** I often triple this recipe so that I have breakfast ready for 3 days in a row. Feel free to add each serving in a different jar so they are already portioned out, or add everything to a large Tupperware and spoon out your portion every day.***
Lastly, a big thanks to Califia Farms for sponsoring this post. I fully believe in their brand, their message, and as always: all opinions are my own.
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