Overnight Oatmeal

on 1-15-2013 in Cooking, Inspiration

Overnight Oatmeal

Part of having PCOS means having a really hard time managing weight and sugar cravings. I’ve begun to adapt with medication but also by switching to more of a clean-eating model. I spend a lot more time preparing food and it’s a lot of fun. However, if you run out of time to prepare and pack your food for the day it can be quite frustrating and hard to make good choices. I’ve been doing a lot of breakfast smoothies but I needed a change. I went online and found quite a few recipes for Overnight Oatmeal and it is amazing. It’s filling, easy to make and you can make enough for the whole week at once. Here’s the basic recipe and you can adapt it to make your own.

 

1/4 Cup Quick Oats

1/2 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (or any milk of your choosing  but this keeps it lower in calories and vegan)

1 tsp Chia Seeds (more or less to your liking)

1/2 tsp of Stevia or your preferred sweetner (more or less to your taste)

a Dash of Cinnamon – or about 4 dashes if you’re like me

1/4 of a banana sliced – go crazy here. You can use most fruit and/or nuts to make it your own.

 

Assemble all ingredients in a half-pint size jar – use a full pint if you’re making a double batch.  Put the lid on and shake it up vigorously. Leave it in the refrigerator overnight and it’s ready in the morning. If you want to make enough for a week just set up your jars in a row and add the ingredients to each jar in an assembly line fashion.

 

Enjoy!