As a continuation from my last post, I dabble in all sorts of kinds of eating. Sometimes I eat vegan meals (though I'm not vegan), I definitely love eating Mediterranean style, and I am often trying to reduce the quantity of grains that I eat (though I'm not paleo either). When I'm not fasting in the morning, I do enjoy overnight oats. It is a big hearty breakfast that is super easy to prepare, can be vegan if desired, and is full of fibre! I also love it because I prepare it in a mason jar and then can just pop it in my bag and eat it at work - without fussing in the morning. This is the recipe I've been using most often, which a colleague (Dr. Shawna Darou, ND) tweeted a while back:
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup "milk" (dairy or otherwise)
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp cocoa powder (I love chocolate!)
1/2 mashed banana
1 Tbsp natural peanut butter
If you eat breakfast, try this out and let me know what you think!
Before adding milk...
Shake & leave in the fridge overnight for tomorrow's breakfast!