Generally speaking, I loveeeeeeeeeeeee switching things up with different breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks everyday, however, sometimes I simply get stuck in a food rut.
But don't think food rut is a negative thing here, friend. I've been stuck in one particular food rut lately that is all sorts of delicious.
You see, I've become obsessed with overnight oats. Funnily enough, I noticed on my Timehop that is seems to be an obsession that comes about every year around about this time. In fact, a while ago I started to work on an overnight oats eBook because I'm seriously ridiculously obsessed with them (if that's something you're interested in, tell me so I can kick my butt into gear and finish it!)
I cannot stop making or eating overnight oats. Why? Because it's a delicious breakfast option that is super easy to make and in the morning when you're a sleepy butterfingers like me, all you have to do is add your toppings. Even better? It's packed with protein to get you through a busy day!
Whilst I wasn't planning on sharing my overnight oats "recipe" because it's super super simple, I've been getting email after email from you guys asking for it (as I keep telling you I'm obsessed!) and after emailing the recipe 20 or so times, I realised I needed to pop it up on the blog for everyone to access!
This recipe is super adaptable as you can add whatever toppings or mix ins you fancy! Lately I've been adding in a scoop of protein powder or peanut flour for extra protein as I've been working out like a boss and I've been adding fresh strawberries on top and I switch nut butters and mix ins depending on what I have available at the time or what I wake up feeling like in the morning.
You can also switch up the ratio of oats to yogurt to suit your individual needs - and you can even use quinoa flakes or buckwheat flakes instead of oats!
So let me share the recipe with you! >>
My Favourite High Protein Overnight Oats Recipe serves one
high protein, low fat, sugar free, clean eating friendly, egg free, soy free
1/3 - 1/2 cup (30-45g) gluten free rolled or quick oats*
~3/4 cup (170g or 6 oz) greek yogurt (I love Chobani 0% Plain)
Optional: Chia seeds, protein powder, peanut flour, nuts/seeds/fruit, honey/maple syrup/sweetener of choice (see notes)
- The night before (or a few hours before) you want to eat your oats, mix all of your ingredients together in a bowl or whatever you plan on eating your oats out of and the cover and refridgerate your mix overnight.
- In the morning (or after a few hours), add whatever mix ins or toppings your heart desires! I love topping mine with fresh fruit and a dollop of nut butter, however, you can add dried fruit, coconut, nuts/seeds or whatever else you fancy!
- If you don't want your overnight oats to be too thick, simply add a splash of milk in the morning to create your desired thickness.
- *Use more/less depending on your individual tastes and nutrition needs
- **You can use whatever yogurt you like - greek yogurt, sweetened yogurt, natural yogurt etc. I use Chobani 0% plain as it's packed with protein, has no added sugar and as it's not flavoured I can add whatever I fancy! Jesse prefers sweetened yogurt so when I make it for him I'll use half plain Chobani and half vanilla yogurt.
- When it comes to mix ins, you can use whatever your heart desires! When I add in protein powder or peanut flour, I'll first mix it with a splash of milk before adding in my oats and yogurt as it makes it easier to combine everything. You may also want to add a splash of milk in the morning if you don't want your overnight oats to be too thick.
*Find out more about Oats on a Gluten Free Diet here. If you can't tolerate oats, feel free to use quinoa flakes instead (however, the taste will be quite different and you may want to add some sweetener to avoid bitterness from the quin0a).
But tell me, do you get stuck in food ruts or do you always like to be eating something different?
What breakfast (or particular food) are you loving right now?
I don't mind if my breakfasts or lunches are the same, however, we always have something different for dinner as Jesse doesn't like to eat the same thing for dinner two nights in a row!