Mornings are my least favourite time of day. There; I said it. It’s not that I am not a morning person. I am – most days – just don’t talk to me until after I am well caffeinated. I am just not one for the hustle and bustle that comes with the morning. It’s always a struggle trying to nurse the baby while whipping up breakfast for the munchkins before rounding up the troops to send them off on their merry way to school. Our structure in the morning is that of a much unorganized circus act; quite literally.
Most mornings I have a habit of skipping breakfast all together. However, with a new year comes changes. I am making a pact with myself to aim to eat healthier. I owe it to myself.
In a quest to add breakfast back into my daily morning routine, I have found myself whipping up Overnight No-Cook Oatmeal. I prepare my breakfast the night before as I am preparing the kids school lunches and dinner. Store it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. The oatmeal sets overnight; ready to be devoured by morning.
My favourite part about the Overnight No-Cook Oatmeal? It offers approximately 6-8 grams of fiber in one serving. It's a meal that will leaving you feeling fuller longer, and aids in keeping those pesky sugar cravings at bay.
Did you know that many people don’t consume enough dietary fiber each day? The average adult should consume at minimum 21 grams of fiber each day. However most only consume 15 grams of fiber, if that. Kicking each morning off by enjoying a bowl of this oatmeal is one way to ensure you will be well on your way to meeting your daily requirements.
¼ cup Old-Fashioned Oats
¼ cup raspberries
¼ cup blueberries
½ cup 2% milk (you could substitute with almond or soy milk)
100 g Greek French Vanilla Yogurt
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp maple syrup
In a mason jar or container, add old-fashioned oats, chia seeds, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, milk and berries. Stir gently. Seal container and place in fridge overnight.
In the morning give the container or mason jar a good stir or shake before eating.
Top the oatmeal with more berries and a bit of granola, and enjoy.