Overnight Oats in a Jar
Overnight oats in a mason jar (no cooking required)! A hearty healthy breakfast packed with fiber, vitamins, and nutrients.
Now that the weather is warm, almost every weekday morning after the gym my breakfast routine is either these overnight oats, avocado toast, hard boiled eggs, a green smoothie or a bowl of berries, topped with some crunchy granola, nuts and chia seeds with a little almond milk.
Overnight Oats are very popular, some people add Greek yogurt to their oats for more protein, but personally I’m not a fan of the tangy taste.
They are easy to make, simply combine oats with some milk, chia seeds and fruit and place them in a jar overnight. After removing the jar from my refrigerator this morning, I let them sit on the counter while I go to the gym or get ready, to get the chill out of it. Some people like to heat them up in the microwave a few minutes, but it’s not necessary.
Here I used stevia to sweeten them, I prefer the liquid drops from NuNaturals which have no bitter aftertaste. You can sweeten them with whatever you prefer, a little brown sugar or maple syrup would also work, or leave the sweetener out completely.
How To Make Overnight Oats
True story: My younger brother had very high cholesterol (he’s thin) in his 30’s and was able to lower it by over 100 points without the help of any medication, just buy eating raw oats every morning for about 6 months and getting regular exercise. He also increased some healthy oils, but he swears by the oatmeal. The doctor was amazed because they wanted to put him on Lipitor, but my brother insisted on trying to lower it with diet first to see if he could. Oatmeal has since been a part of his daily breakfast routine.
- 1/4 cup quick oats, I prefer organic
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, or skim, soy
- 1/4 medium banana, sliced (freeze the rest for smoothies!)
- 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 4-5 drops NuNaturals liquid vanilla stevia, or your favorite sweetener
- pinch cinnamon
for the topping:
- 1 tbsp chopped pecans, or any nut
- Place all the ingredient in a jar, shake, cover and refrigerate overnight.
- The next morning, add your favorite crunchy toppings such as nuts, granola, etc and enjoy!