Overnight oats may take a bit of prep the night before, but it’s well worth the effort in the morning (especially early mornings!!) when you feel short on time and often rushed. They are also ideal for race morning as they do not require heating, thus can be prepped in advance, taken anywhere, and then just eaten right out of the jar in the morning.
2/3 cup almond milk (or ½ cup almond milk + ½ cup full fat grass fed plain Greek yogurt)
¼ cup instant rolled oats
1 Tbsp chia seeds
2 Tbsp hemp hearts
1-2 Tbsp dried tart cherries or dried cranberries or goji berries
1-3 tsp maple syrup and/or honey
- 1 tsp lemon juice (helps to make the oats easier to digest as over 12-16 hours it lowers the phytic acid in the oats)
Optional add-ins fresh the morning of:
- sliced banana
- fresh berries
- cacao nibs
- Night before: Place the almond milk, instant rolled oats, chia, hemp, dried fruit and maple syrup or honey in a jar in the fridge overnight.
- Morning of: Shake/stir up the ingredients in the jar in the morning, and then add additional toppings as desired (fresh fruit such as berries and or banana, cacao nibs, etc) and enjoy.
Per serving without any optional add-ins: 33g carbohydrates; 14g protein; 15g fat
To deliciously healthy food and stronger faster running… Cheers,
Sarah Cuff, RHN