Breakfast for the Not So Morning Person

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 12:01 am by

Are you a morning person? Not so much? Yeah, me neither. I’ve gotten way better, but I still find myself rushing around to get out the door in the mornings. A lot of non-morning people tend to skip breakfast and y’all…that is NOT okay! Breakfast is a MUST. It gets your metabolism going for the day and prepares your body to take on the day.

And when I say breakfast I’m not talking a little measly (and probably not so healthy) granola bar or god forbid a donut. I mean a real, whole, nutritious breakfast.

This little recipe is my breakfast saving grace. It is packed with all kinds of good things for my body and keeps me full through my work morning. Best part…NO COOKING INVOLVED. I know, you’re welcome.

I give you: Overnight Oats.

Overnight Oats Recipe


What You Need To Make These:

  • 1/4 cup uncooked oats (I used steel cut and they get kinda chewy so if you’re weird about consistency go with old fashioned oats)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened, vanilla almond milk
  • Sweetener of some kind (I used 1 packet of Stevia in the Raw)
  • 1/2 TBS chia seeds
  • 1/2 TBS cinnamon
  • 1 TBS plain 0% Greek yogurt
  • Any topping you want on your oats (I used 1 TBS all natural peanut butter, strawberries and 1/2 a banana)

What You Do:

1. Mix everything but the toppings in a mason jar. Make sure to stir everything together really well.
2. Put the lid on the jar and place in the fridge overnight.
3. Wake up and grab your jar of oats. If you don’t want cold oats put them in the microwave for a minute or so. I eat mine cold on hot days and warm on cold days (which is like never in Florida soooo yeah cold oats for me)
4. Add any toppings that you want.
5. Enjoy!

You can take these on the go and just eat them right out of the jar. Or if you have a little bit of spare time you can put them in a bowl and enjoy them with your morning coffee. Oatmeal is such a great breakfast choice…it keeps you full and lowers your risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity. So eat up! There are so many ways you can mix and match these overnight oats. Get creative and find concoctions that you like. And say goodbye to 20+ minute prep time for oatmeal.

xo, Jess

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  • Libby Nader says:

    I’ve been trying several recipes and they have all turned out kind of gross 🙁 but i am going to try yours in the AM! Fingers crossed 😉

  • Kari Howard says:

    I tried overnight oats once and they were weird because they were cold…it didn’t even occur to me to heat them up. DUH. I’m going to try this! I really need to add more oats in my diet! Thanks for sharing!

  • Dana says:

    Loving your overnight oats! I even tried adding pb2 too (powdered peanut butter if you haven’t heard of this it’s a must!!!) I also have stirred in half scoop of protein powder too (and a little more liquid) I love them these cold !!!

  • Kim says:

    I’m dairy-free/intolerant. Have any suggested substitutes for the greek yogurt? Especially since the dairy free yogurts aren’t as thick.

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