Two summers ago, thanks to healthy living blogs, I discovered the creamy deliciousness that is Overnight Oats.
This breakfast became the perfect post-swim meal that I would scarf down before I begun work at 9 am. I ate it religiously during the summer weekdays, since it was easy to make and transport, and not to mention super filling!
However, when I went back to school, I returned to the dining hall, which meant my breakfasts consisted of hot oatmeal, scrambled eggs, and omelettes. Since then, overnight oats haven’t made a huge comeback in my repertoire of breakfast staples until my love for them was reborn, thanks to my Chobani Experimentation yesterday!
Sadly, I didn’t have any more apples, so I resorted to one of my all-time favourite fruits: Mango!
Before going to bed last night, I combined the following ingredients in a tupperware dish:
- 3/4 cup 2% Fage Greek yogurt
- 1.5 Tbsp Chia seeds
- 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats (I’m not gluten-free, but I found some at Trader Joe’s and bought them out of curiosity)
- ~1/4 cup milk
- a drizzle of maple syrup
- ~2/3 cup frozen mango
This morning I added a few more chunks of frozen mango, and dug in!
Get ready for a lot of overnight oats in the future, because I have a feeling they’re going to become my go-to breakfast, and quite possibly my snack as well!
I enjoyed my mango overnight oats after a sweaty spin class this morning at Body Cycle.
I thought about going to Unite Fitness afterwards for “leg day”, but decided against it, as I am playing squash later today and don’t want to overdo it. Playing squash with dead legs is a recipe for disaster, since I completely forget how to move and end up tripping over myself.
Do you like overnight oats? If so, what are your favourite mix-ins or flavours?
Oh man, I’m going to have to dedicate an entire post to my favourite mix-ins, because the combinations are endless! Surprisingly, although I love my protein pudding (Greek yogurt + protein powder), I like to keep protein powder out of my overnight oats. No idea why, but I think it’s because I actually like the tartness and thickness of the Greek yogurt in its natural form. I’m a weirdo!