A few posts ago, I talked about the importance of breakfast and gave you a few ideas to get you started. But I recently had something recommended to me by one of my all-time favorite people, so of course I had to try it immediately. And once I tried it, I had to write about it immediately, because it was that good. Seriously.
A few notes: this is really DIY, in that you have two or three basic ingredients, and then you can add whatever you want. So I’m going to skip my usual flim-flam about what’s in it and how great it is for you and how many vitamins and minerals you get from it, and go straight to the recipe. I’m going to warn you ahead of time that this is, technically, a raw foods recipe, but don’t let that scare you. It’s fabulous.
1/2 c. regular oats (not quick-cook)
1/2 c. any kind of milk (I used coconut milk)
1/4 or 1/3 c. Greek yogurt
ANYthing else: nut butters, berries, cinnamon, walnuts, whatever
Mason jar with lid
The night before, add oats, milk, and Greek yogurt to jar. Then add your ingredients of choice (I used blackberries, cinnamon, and a little real maple syrup). Screw on the lid, and shake to mix well. Put this in the fridge…and go to bed. In the morning, grab your coffee cup and your Mason jar of wonderful, and head to work/gym/etc. Enjoy said wonderful at your leisure. (Preferably within 90 minutes of waking, remember?)
I was so excited about this…even though the words “cold oatmeal” would usually have me opting out. But I trust this woman implicitly, so I had to check it out before I passed judgement. And I was definitely not disappointed. I chowed down around 6:30, and I was still satiated at the 10:00 feeding time. This doesn’t usually happen for me, and of course depends on what I’m doing for the day…but I found this impressive nevertheless.
So, check it out. You’ll love it.