, and delicious meal that can be whipped up in a matter of minutes and will help fuel you properly to get your day off to a strong start!
What I like to do in our house is prep a few different jars at the beginning of each week. I typically do one that is plain, one fruity, one that has some chocolate in it, and sometimes a more savory and "warm" option like pumpkin spice. When you change the flavors and toppings of your oatmeal, it's pretty hard to get bored eating them. ALWAYS a new flavor to look forward to!
Also, when someone in the house is hungry, but too lazy to make something from scratch, they can simply grab a pre made jar of oats. Running out the front door and won't have time to grab a meal? No problem! OIAJ to the rescue!
The process of making them is so easy, it's not even funny. You grab a jar, throw in your oats, and add milk/liquid & any flavoring/extracts you like. Then you bring it to life with your toppings and stir ins! Fruit, nut butter, nuts, granola, chocolate chips, and/or dried fruit. Want the most bang for your buck with volume? Add in some finely shredded zucchini or riced cauliflower! Need a better protein ratio for your macros
? Easy! Add in some Pretty Fit All natural whey protein powder
or even liquid egg whites. More nutrients? Add chia or flax seeds!
Even though I'm a die hard chocolate fan, oatmeal with lots of fruit will always have my heart! For these oats, I went for a classic 'strawberry kiwi' combination. Simple and delicious!
Typically oatmeal doesn't have quite enough protein in it to provide me with a truly balanced "meal", so I opted to add both egg whites as well as protein powder
If you don't want to add the flavored egg whites to your oats, but want to pack a punch of flavor to the actual oats, blend a handful of strawberries with the milk/liquid you use!
Then, to make it pretty, I just sliced my kiwi fruit very thin, stuck it to the sides of the glass, made my oats in a bowl, then added them to the jar… not necessary, but definitely makes your food amazing to look at!
Strawberry Kiwi Overnight Oats Recipe
- 1/3 cup quick oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 scoop 'Natural Vanilla' Pretty Fit whey protein
- 1/4 cup Strawberry MuscleEgg egg whites
- 1/3-1/2 cup milk of choice (add milk to desired consistency)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 thinly sliced kiwi
- 5 medium chopped strawberries
1/4 cup finely shredded zucchini
- Add oats, protein powder, and chia seeds to a small jar.
- Add optional liquid egg whites and milk to desired consistency (this will thicken slightly after a few hours/overnight).
- Add sweetener and optional zucchini.
- Stir until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
- Add fruit.
- Place in fridge for 2-3 hours, preferably overnight.
Fat: 7 grams
Carbs: 39 grams (fiber ~10 grams)
Protein: 25 grams
If you haven't had a chance to jump on the "overnight oats" train, please purchase a one way ticket ASAP! There are so many things to LOVE about the OIAJ (oats in a jar) concept. They are easy to make, the flavor combinations are endless, and they are great for busy person 'on the go' eating.
Overnight oats are a healthy,