my go-to overnight oats recipe

I’m going to shake things up around here and start offering a few other tid bits about the “fit crashing” lifestyle. I just made that term up, but it sounds good. Hopefully you get the point.

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of breakfast (if you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see what I mean). But between working a full time job, fit crashing, blogging, and the other miscellany that falls in-between…I don’t have a lot of time to cook a hearty meal when I wake up.

Cue the saving grace of overnight oats.

I first read about this breakfast idea while trolling a vegan website. It sounded weird. Cold wet oats soaked in soy milk? And what the heck are chia seeds? In fact, it sounded so weird I decided I had to try it.

Here’s the skinny: this dish tastes like oatmeal and has the same versatility. The only difference is that it’s served cold.

It takes less than 5 minutes to prepare at night and is ready to go in the morning. Get creative with it. Add your favorite toppings or mix in something delicious. You really can’t go wrong.

Continuing my obsession with all things pumpkin, here’s a recipe I’ve been using lately. You will need:

  • old fashioned oats
  • soy/almond/hemp milk
  • chia seeds
  • ground flax
  • canned pumpkin
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • apple
  • walnuts

1. Mix one cup old fashioned oats with one cup soy/almond/hemp milk.

2. Add two (or three, or four; this is fudgeable) tablespoons of chia seeds, one tablespoon of ground flax, and a dash of pumpkin pie spice.

3. Chop half of an apple into bite-size pieces and add to the bowl. This is a great way to sweeten up this savory recipe. If the end result is still not flavorful enough for you, feel free to add some honey, maple syrup, or a dash of brown sugar in the morning.

4. Add a few scoops of canned pumpkin. I got mine at Trader Joe’s. Did you know pumpkin is a good source of vitamin A, potassium, and contains iron? Win!

5. Stir well until it looks like this. I promise, it tastes better than it looks.

6. Refrigerate. Dream about the deliciousness that awaits you in the morning. Before eating, add the walnuts and another dash of pumpkin pie spice.

Here are a few other recipes that have the Fit Crasher seal of approval. All are courtesy of vegan chef-extraordinaire Angela over at Oh She Glows:

Try it out and let me know what you think!


1 Comment

  1. Dena Maddie April 9, 2013 / 10:09 pm

    I love Angela on OhSheGlows… thanks for this version of the recipe, looks delicious!

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