I’m secretly very boring. I appreciate if you’re disagreeing with me right now, but the truth of the matter is that I am a creature of habit and find sanctuary in my day to day repetitiveness. Sure, I absolutely love wild and spontaneous days (sometimes… maybe… if they’re planned…), but I also definitely really appreciate the days where I can follow my regular routine. Not surprisingly, I’m also very habitual when it comes to my food choices. I like what I like and I know what I like. Whenever I go to a restaurant I’ve been to before, if I liked what I ordered the first time, I always tend to order the same thing instead of branching out. Don’t pretend like you’ve never done this before — I just feel like if I can order something that I know I’m going to like instead of getting something I might possibly hate… well, I’m going with the safe choice.
Here’s something that will solidify my boringness for you: I eat the same thing every weekday for breakfast. Insert gasps here! I know, I know, now you think I’m super boring, but the truth of the matter is that when I’m exhausted and rushing to get ready for work, I don’t have much time to be creative with my food choices.
This is what made me want to try out overnight oats. If I didn’t have time in the morning, maybe I could just prepare food overnight! Here’s a super simple recipe I found online:
i n g r e d i e n t s :
- Organic steel-cut oats
- Lactose-free milk (you can use regular milk, but I’m lactose intolerant, so milk is not for me)
- Lactose-free vanilla yogurt (please reference above for reasoning)
- Chia seeds (which I put in everything now, apparently)
- Fun toppings (for me, this was flax seeds and raspberries)
s t e p s :
- Mix ⅓ cup of yogurt with ½ cup of oats and ⅔ cup milk.
- Add in 1-2 tablespoons of chia seeds (I go pretty heavy handed on this)
- Add in some honey (according to how sweet you like it!)
- Mix all together and leave in a jar with a lid overnight in the fridge.
- Wake up feeling refreshed and excited that you don’t have to make breakfast this morning! Make a coffee (cause you’ll still need that) and take your overnight oats out of the fridge. Stir for good measure and fill a bowl. Top with whatever makes you happy.
I personally like to put raspberries into my overnight oats because they’re my favourite berry AND it makes your breakfast pink. I don’t know who wouldn’t be happy eating a pink breakfast.
Hope you enjoyed this super quick hack to aid in your morning laziness. Let me know if you’ve ever tried out overnight oats before!