Has anyone else noticed that the overnight oat breakfast is a HUGE craze! Have any of you tried them?
I thought I would give it a shot and was PLEASANTLY surprised at how yummy they tasted. I am a big fan of eating my breakfasts. I feel it ramps up my metabolism :-)
There are so many variations on making overnight or refrigerator oats but here are some of my favorites. Sometimes I'll make a giant batch and put them in individual serving containers. It's so nice to just pull one out the evening before for when you need a healthy breakfast FAST!
Pumpkin Pie Oats Breakfast
Recipe - Individual Serving:
1/2 cup of raw (uncooked) oats.
3/4 cup egg whites (from a carton)
1/4 cup pure pumpkin puree (from can is fine)
1 Tbsp Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
1/2 Tbsp chia seeds
Cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice
Stir and let sit overnight or at least an hour in the refrigerator - ENJOY!
Nutritional info: 339 calories / 28g protein / 42 carbs /10 fat and 12 fiber
NOW, before you guys freak out on me (like I did my friend when she first had me eat her chocolate version of this) but egg whites from the carton are pasteurized and totally safe to eat raw. :-) Believe me, I researched it as I wasn't convinced at first :-)
I added a blob of plain non fat greek yogurt - mostly just for the picture :-)
Creamy Pumpkin Pie Oats
Recipe - makes 4 one cup servings
2 cups unsweetened almond, coconut or flax milk
1- 15 oz can pumpkin
3/4 cup nonfat greek yogurt
1 1/2 cup raw oats
3 scoops of Vanilla Whey Protein (or Casien) powder (100 grams)
Splash of vanilla
Cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice till it tastes right
With all of these recipes - you can feel free to add a pinch of salt.
Nutritional info for one serving: (approx) 266 calories/ 24 protein/ 31.4 carbs/ 5.2 fat
Stir till well combined and divide one cup servings into any container (glass mason jars work fine) You can freeze or put in your refrigerator to eat soon!
Yes, that is whip cream :-) I guess I'm not so healthy after all - hee,hee!
Feel free to check out (or follow) my Health and Natural Living Pinterest board. I have a LOT more yummy healthy breakfast ideas pinned there. :-)
If you are not a fan of pumpkin - how about:
This looks SOOOO yummy! Coconut Chocolate Overnight Oats.
ENJOY my friends - Let me know if you try any of these!!!
As always, I hope to inspire all your Creative Juices not only in design but in the kitchen!
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