Overnight Oats and Quinoa

Hi all!

I will get back to my ‘RUNography’ soon, I promise. But while I have a baby free minute I wanted to share some overnight oat recipes that you all have requested on my Facebook Fan page.

Have fun!

The thing to remember with ONO is ANYTHING GOES!

All recipes start with

*Mason Jar

*1cup of rolled oats 

Alternative- Quinoa

*1 cup of liquid. I personally like unsweetened vanilla almond milk. It tastes very plain, but I am trying to cut sugar while breastfeeding. but any liquid will do.

TIP- Use fat- free milk for creamier sweeter oats. Also, Sweetened Chocolate Almond Milk makes chocolate recipes even better!

*Next, I like to add a protein. (just a tablespoon to create a layer in your mason jar) Greek Yogurt is great for this. I am a fan of Chobani fat free Vanilla. But again, this is all about personal preference. So pick which ever you like.

Here is where it gets fun

*add a layer any filing of your choice.  I usually like to add fruit.

TIP-Frozen or fresh will work but be mindful of fruits that brown or get mushy; such as a banana. I find that if you un-peel and slice up a banana, then place the pieces in a freezer bag and freeze, the banana will keep.

Also, frozen fruit works great, but only if you are going to eat it the next day. If you do not, then the mixture will get watery. If you are meal prepping for the week, fresh works best!

*Add another layer of protein.

TIP- Add a teaspoon of cocoa powder to your yogurt if you are craving something chocolaty!

Alternative Protein- Kind Brand gluten free mix tastes great, has protein and adds a yummy crunch!

If you like the parfait with yogurt, sprinkle Kind Mix or any granola mix for that matter, for a yummy topping. but do this the morning you are going to enjoy this meal,. if you leave a topping on over night, it will mush.

Don’t Forget- Flax and chia add the fnishing touch!

 

OK so now that you have the basics… following the layering technique above, try out new recipes with the ingredient lists below!

Cocoa Banana

  • 1 cup rolled oats or quinoa
  • 1 cup liquid
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon dried chia seeds for topping
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon agave, optional (or substitute any preferred sweetener)
  •  diced frozen ripe banana,  enough to fill jar

Peanut Butter Banana

  • 1 cup rolled oats or quinoa
  • 1 cup liquid
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Kind Gluten Free Nut mix
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter (substitute PB2 powdered peanut butte if you’re cutting weight)
  • 1 teaspoon agave, optional (or substitute any preferred sweetener)
  • diced frozen ripe banana, enough to fill jar

 

Lemon Blueberry

  • 1 cup  rolled oats
  • 1 cup liquid
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 tablespoon lemon juice (add mix with blueberries)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (add with oat/liquid mixture)
  • 1 teaspoon agave, optional (or substitute any preferred sweetener add to berries)
  • Add a little lemon zest every other layer for extra kick!

Keep in the fridge over night and when you wake the next morning…  YUMMMM

Enjoy!

 

Remember- These are your own creations. the more you add, the more fuel you are giving your body. So be mindful of sugar and carbs  if you are trying to eat clean.

Please share your creations! I’d love to try them!

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