For Badass On-the-go mothertruckers

We’ve all heard it before: breakfast is the MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY. I, personally, like to think that all meals are equally important (because food is everything good in this world.) However, there are a TON of benefits to eating breakfast DAILY. Excuses to skip breakfast, however, run rampant in this society where we wake up and go go go until we return to bed. I’ve heard it all:

“Breakfast makes me nauseous” (something I personally don’t understand because breakfast food is LITERALLY THE BEST FOOD)

“I don’t have time to eat breakfast”

“It’s too much work”

“I forgot”

All of these excuses are valid, but they’re just that: excuses. There are SO MANY ways to make sure that you have a healthy, hearty breakfast every morning. One of the best ways, in my opinion, is overnight oats. You just put a bunch of uncooked things in a container and, overnight, it turns into a magical ‘cooked’ creation that you can eat anywhere (I used to eat mine on the subway in between the gym and work. Not the best, but DOABLE.)

So, I’ve compiled below four of my FAVORITE overnight oats recipes. Do some quick prep in advance, and you can have a healthy breakfast at the ready!  

Peanut Butter Chocolate Overnight Oats

1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup (heaping) rolled oats
2/3 cup unsweetened milk of choice
1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flaxmeal
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
0-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup

Directions: Mix together in a container and leave in the fridge overnight. Consume with the knowledge that peanut butter and chocolate is the best combination to ever be.

Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats

1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup (heaping) rolled oats
2/3 cup unsweetened milk of choice
1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flax meal
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
0-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
1/2 ripe banana, chopped or mashed
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup (heaping) rolled oats
2/3 cup unsweetened milk of choice
1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flax meal
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
0-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
1/2 cup plain pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions: Mix together WELL and let sit in the fridge overnight. Feel like a basic b*** when eating, but a really HEALTHY, fall-based basic b***.

Very Berry Overnight Oats

½ cup rolled oats
¼ cup Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon honey
¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
⅓ cup almond milk
2 strawberries, halved
5 blueberries
2 raspberries
2 blackberries
3 tablespoons whole toasted almonds

Directions: Combine all ingredients (keep in mind that the fruit colors will bleed) and leave to sit in the fridge overnight. Eat for breakfast, and feel the antioxidants turn your blood cells into superhero cells. Act accordingly by going outside to pick up a car.

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

1 small carrot, shredded
½ cup rolled oats
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 tablespoons shredded, unsweetened coconut
¼ cup Greek yogurt
Cinnamon, pinch
½ cup almond milk
2 tablespoon raisins
1 tablespoon pecans, chopped

Directions: Mix together all ingredients and chill overnight. Feel better than everyone else while you eat because you’re having vegetables for breakfast!