Shawn Johnson's The Body Department - Overnight Oats
Sami Sweeney

Overnight Oats

So as you may have guessed by now, oatmeal is a favorite of mine and surely a repeat in my kitchen, especially at school before a busy day! Lately I have been really into the overnight oats craze and realizing it is not only delicious, but an excellent time saver! Side note: I’ve always been known to wake up early so I could have breakfast, but I understand not everyone is a morning person like me, so this is a way to combat that “no time for breakfast” excuse I always get.

Overnight oats are one of my new favorites and of course I add to the total hipsterness of it by doing it in a mason jar. I know cliche, but so great to wake up to this cute, deliciousness in the morning! In the evening I get out my mason jar and mix 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats and 1 cup skim milk in and simply put in the refrigerator! See it’s that simple! However, I have been adding to this recipe by also adding 1/4 cup unsalted almonds and 1 cut up small apple into the jar as well. I previously added these in in the morning and decided to try the overnight portion with all of it together and it worked out wonderfully! I have been eating my oats cold in the morning, but they can also be heated up in the microwave if you like that better. Other add in options are bananas, blueberries, raspberries, etc. and other types of nuts or even raisins! Seriously the options are endless!

This is what mine looked like when I tried it with a banana… so good :)
Shawn Johnson's The Body Department - Overnight Oats

Hope you enjoy and also I hope that this helps those of you crunched for time in the morning have an opportunity to start your morning off right with a delicious, healthy, and filling breakfast!

*This recipe was originally published on Sami’s blog, PBAndOats. For more from Sami, visit www.pbandoats.wordpress.com.

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I am a health and fitness fanatic and have been for most of my life! I love the feeling after a great workout and pushing my body, but then also coming up with delicious and healthy recipes to refuel a hard working body. I am an exercise science major, as well as a group fitness instructor at my university and soon to be coordinator of the program in the fall. I teach spin, lifting, and yoga. Each c…

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