Overnight Dream Team: Performance Enhancing Oats
As you know, I LOVE the Oh She Glows food blog & cook book. You truly cannot go wrong when choosing one of this accomplished lady’s recipes.
Breakfast is where I would like to focus your attention, today.
It seems to be everyone’s nemesis: we need it and it absolutely must be nutritionally sound (high protein, moderate in complex carbohydrate, moderate in nutritious fats, fibre & vitamin rich, oh, and low on the glycemic index… meaning not cereal, or bread!) Skipping breakfast is like starting a family vacation with an empty tank of gas, or worse, with an empty tank of gas and a car full of hungry kids… everyone is going to end up irritated and exhausted within 20min and you will have achieved a fraction of your goals.
Since everyone craves a fast breakfast solution and I dream of seeing my clients not skip breakfast, I have been testing-out a few of the breakfast recipes from both the Oh She Glows blog & cook book. Here is a recipe I have taken and slightly adapted from the Oh She Glows blog. Oh, and it is every bit nutritionally sound.
PS – this is not limited to breakfast! A meal is a meal, it can be eaten at any point in the day! I place mine in mason jars and bring them with me to work (read – then gym or send it with my spouse, on the road and my kids, in school lunches!
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup non-dairy milk * avoid almond milk, if sending to nut-free environments, like school
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 ripe banana, peeled and smashed
- 1/3 cup frozen mixed organic berries
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Directions: Mix together the above ingredients in a bowl, or mason jar and place in fridge overnight.
TRY THIS: double, or triple the batch, to portion out and send with family members over a few days
Recipe adapted from: ohsheglows.com
Image from: forealslife.com