Have you ever said, “I’m too busy to eat breakfast…”
Well, we are all busy and lead super busy lives. Its kinda crazy actually, I mean, with all the technology out there to make lives more convenient, we just keep getting busier and busier anyway!
When I know tomorrow will be a super hectic day and I may not have time to sit down and enjoy my usual breakfast favorites, I take a few moments before bed to prepare my morning meal, in a airtight and portable container, so I have a healthy on-the-go meal to start my day. You want to be able to do this too, right? I know. It’s just so easy!
So, what is this secret breakfast that is so easy to make ahead? It's called Overnight Vanilla Maple Oats with Berries. You see, oats can cook using heat and also by being submerged in enough liquid for an extended period of time. So by dumping everything in a container and putting it in the fridge, I’m allowing the oats to slowly absorb the liquid and expand so in the morning it looks just like oatmeal. The fun part is that you can heat it up or eat it cold, it makes no difference and tastes just as delicious either way!
Overnight Vanilla-Maple Oats with Berries
½ cup of Oats (not steel-cut)
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
½ tsp vanilla
1 tsp Organic Pure Maple Syrup
½ cup Berries of Choice
Measure out first 4 ingredients and pour into a portable airtight container. Mix well. Add cleaned berries.
Optional: Add 2 tsp of chia seeds for extra fiber and omegas.