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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Overnight Oats with Blueberry, Cinnamon and Almond Butter

School has started. So has the morning hustle bustle. So why not take advantage of these overnight oats to guarantee that you start your mornings the right way. The best part, you really can mix and match your choice of ingredients. You can add flax seed (source of omega 3 essential fatty acids) and chia seeds (source of protein and fiber) to bump up the healthy quotient.

Overnight Oats: Blueberry, Cinnamon and Almond Butter

Ingredients: Servings: 2

  • Rolled Oats - 1/2 Cup
  • Greek Yogurt - 2/3 Cup
  • Almond Butter - 1 tbsp (optional)
  • Cinnamon - 1/4 tsp
  • Blueberries - 1 Cup
  • Honey/Agave/Maple Syrup - optional, only if you prefer more sweetness
  • Almonds - a handful (optional)
Overnight Oats: Blueberry, Cinnamon and Almond Butter

In a bowl whisk together the yogurt, almond butter (optional) and cinnamon. In a mason jar (or any other container you want to use), add layers of oatmeal (divided equally for 2 servings), whisked yogurt (divided equally for 2 servings) and blueberries (divided equally for 2 servings) and leave the mason jar or your preferred container in the fridge overnight. 

Overnight Oats: Blueberry, Cinnamon and Almond Butter

Take it out the next morning, give it a good whisk, drizzle your choice of honey, maple syrup or agave (once again, this is optional) and enjoy your quick, on-the-go breakfast before you take on the rest of your busy day. We eat a boiled egg along with our overnight oats - that keeps us fuller longer and curbs the untimely hunger pangs which might otherwise make us reach for the box of cookies or bag of chips.

Overnight Oats: Blueberry, Cinnamon and Almond Butter

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