Welcome to my morning, and it is awesome!I’ve actually been doing a fairly good job of eating cleaner the last week (with a few slip ups here and there) – but the highlight of it all has been these overnight oats. So friggin’ creamy!
It all started because I was eating fairly unhealthy breakfasts (ahem, leftover pie) and I felt like, if I planned my breakfast ahead, something healthy, and actually made it, it would start my day off right. And if I did that, I’d have a better shot of eating well the rest of the day. Guess what. It worked.
When I started my day with something health and filling the rest of my day went swimmingly – it led to smarter lunch choices, and then dinner and having a grapefruit for dessert. So I started to play around with different variations on my oats.
You see – I’ve never really loved the consistency of them. Yes, they are soft – but overnight oats aren’t creamy like oatmeal. Until now!
The secret you see is blending some almond milk (or any variety really) with half a banana until totally smooth, and pouring that onto your oats. When you wake up in the morning your breakfast is lusciously creamy and virtually done.
But because I totally believe more is more in food, I can’t just leave it at that. So I topped it off with the rest of the banana and some toasted coconut (and a little flax for a good, healthy measure) and voila! I have a bright, delicious breakfast.
Bonus? Even if you eat this because it’s delicious (and not because you are trying to eat better) it will fill you up! NO getting hungry an hour later with oats, and that in my book is awesome!
For more breakfast yumminess be sure to join other readers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest as we chat about all things food and fun (and get ideas and behind the scenes photos I don’t share anywhere else)!
- 1 cup Oats
- 1/2 cup Almond Milk
- 1 Banana
- 1/2 teaspoon Agave Nectar
- 1/8 teaspoon Salt
- 2 teaspoons shredded Coconut, lightly toasted
- 1 teaspoon ground Flax Meal (optional)
- In a blender or food processor, mix almond milk with 1/2 banana, salt and agave. Put oats in a bowl and pour mixture over oats. Stir thoroughly and let sit over night.
- In the morning stir oats and add remaining 1/2 banana (sliced), topped with coconut and flax.