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Overnight Oats – A simple & nourishing way to start your day

Overnight oats, something you might see a lot of on your favourite #fitpro’s meal prep Sunday Instagram or Snapchat account. So how do you perfect this easy and delicious break option?

Overnight oats are such a fantastic way to start your day, particularly if you train in the morning. The nutritional profile is moderate to high in carbs, moderate protein and low fat making a perfect post workout snack to help restore muscle glycogen levels, aid in recovery and protein synthesis. It is simple to make and can be eaten on the run – great for those rushing to work each morning or those that eat breakfast at their desk.

Here is my favourite recipe for a fail-proof overnight oats.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1/2rolled oats
  • 250ml almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 20g chia seeds
  • 1 scoop Maxine’s Burn protein powder (vanilla is my fave)
  • Berries – strawberries, blueberries

METHOD:

  • Add all of the ingredients to your container. I recommend using now with a lid so that you can pack it and eat it after the gym, on the way to work (if you car pool or catch public transport), and to take it with you anywhere.
  • You want to use enough liquid so that it covers your dry ingredients. Over night the oats and chia seeds will expand as they begin to absorb the liquid, so don’t worry if it looks a bit runny at first. Come morning time you will have a perfect pudding!
  • Once you have added all ingredients together soak overnight and leave in the fridge to enjoy the next morning. If you can, stir it up a few times before heading to bed for maximum results
  • Alternately you can always mix it up in the morning and cook in the microwave for a warm winter breaky
  • Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and berries & enjoy!

 

With so many variations that you can make to this basic base recipe, the options are endless! Think banana, peanut butter, add nuts for some crunch  (do all of the above & I sweat the mix tastes like cake mix). Get creative and this breaky combo will always be a winner, both with taste & nutrition.

Enjoy!

Brooke x

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