One of the things I struggle with as far as diet is what to eat in the mornings. I love a good veggie scramble, chicken and vegetable soup, and even a morning salad, but sometimes I get a little burnt out and just the thought of eggs makes me queasy. I love making these overnight oats one or two mornings a week just to mix things up but still have a filling and healthy meal! Protein, healthy fat, fiber and carbs. Plus they are super portable! We make them whenever we are traveling and leaving really early, and if we're traveling on Sunday we will even eat them for lunch!
I also love that you can customize the flavors really easily. Coconut chia, chocolate almond butter, vanilla chai pecan... the options are endless! I am head over heels for the protein powder from Young Living, so my go-to combination is chocolate almond butter.
To a small (4oz) mason jar add:
1/3 cup gluten-free oats
1T almond butter
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
Optional: 1T chia seeds
Optional: 1T cacao nibs
1/2T melted coconut oil
Just under 2/3 cup almond milk (I use Califia unsweetened)
Mix together well and store in the refrigerator overnight. Top with your favorites toppings (chopped fruit, cacao nibs, pecans, chia seeds, shredded coconut, a drizzle of raw honey if you want it a little sweeter) and hit the road! You can reheat this in the microwave or eat it out of the fridge. I typically set mine out on the counter for about 30 minutes before eating, or if I'm headed out the door, I just take it with me and eat it whenever!*
*Note: If you are using cow's milk to make this it does not sit well at room temperature, so pack a cold bag if you're taking it with you!