DIY EATS LIFESTYLE

My First Time: Making Overnight Oats

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)
  • Honey
  • 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!

With love,

28 Comments

  1. This was fun reading. Great job girl! I’ll be trying this out soon. I can be lazy with making breakfasts too, so I do this the night before which can be stressful, because I make my lunch for the next day too. Sigh.
    My oats are always too boring so thanks for these tips.

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  2. Can feel you, girl! I’m also very habitual and I pretty much hate it, sometimes I need to push myself really hard to make a change lol. Guess I’m a lot boring, because I eat the same thing for breakfast EVERYDAY, haha. Love my yoghurt with fruits and seeds :), but I’ll have to try the overnight oats ;). Wishing you a lovely day! xx

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