Snacks

Overnight Oats

This recipe can easily be thrown together right before going to bed and it serves as good staple to start the day

Overnight oats, they’re ever increasing in popularity and it is easy to see why. Overnight oats are simply oats left to soak overnight in the fridge. The oats soak up all the liquid and the flavour of the foods you mix with them.

Overnight oats are simple to make and provide and easy and healthy (depending on what you mixed them with) meal alternative for whenever you’re in a pinch! You can either eat cold and it tastes like a dessert or you can reheat in morning with a little liquid on the hob or in the microwave.

This is one of our go-to recipes. Life can get hectic at times and a very easy night time preparation can go a very long way here! This recipe can easily be thrown together right before going to bed and it serves as good staple to start the day.

The overnight oats soak up all the liquid and the flavour of the foods you mix with them

The amounts below can be varied as they are set as a post-workout breakfast to get my day started the right way. If you’re looking to have a quick something before a morning workout then simply halve the recipe as this can be quite filling.

Additionally, remember to cover your oats with enough liquid, it may look odd at first but the oaks will absorb all available liquid. This recipe is also very easy to adapt, you can easily throw in some nut butter, other seeds, banana, goji berries, or even cacao nibs.

Ingredients (makes one portion)
1 cup old fashioned oats
2 tbsp chia seeds
½ cup almond milk/coconut milk/coconut almond milk or a milk of your choice
1-3 tsp cinnamon (we sometimes add a lot more)
2 tbsp sliced almond
1 chopped apple
6-10 frozen strawberries
½ scoop vanilla protein powder
½ tsp vanilla extract
1-2 tsp stevia/xylitol (optional)

Mix all ingredients in a pot, glass jar or storage of your choice and make sure they’re covered by the liquid of choice and put in the fridge overnight.

8 hours is usually the recommended time as it allows the oats to soak up all the liquid and the flavour.

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Alex is the co-founder of Short Motivation and currently resides in Texas, heading up the US part of the website. He's busy with his PT qualifications and in the planning stages of Short Motivation events across the US later this year.