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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!

Ingredients:

  • 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

easy overnight oats

Recipe adapted from: ohsheglows.com

Image from: forealslife.com

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