I have no idea why it has taken me so long to share this but this is a very common question that we both get.
"What do you eat for breakfast?" or "What's good to eat for breakfast on the go?"
Overnight oats are a great way to get a good quality breakfast in! It's fast, it's nutrient-dense (at least this recipe is) and it will keep you full for a long time for a low calorie count! Satiety is a huge factor when considering weight loss.
The number one excuse for people not being able to eat "properly" is not having the time. Unfortunately, I'm here to tell you that if something is important to you, you will MAKE the time and get it done. Future you will thank you.
I prep these oats for both myself and my wife for 5 days on a Sunday night so we are ready to go for the week and it takes me around 45 minutes to prep 10 jars of oats.
Anyway, let's keep this blog short and sweet!
Below the recipe are the macros as well for those that like to see numbers like me! If you want to be precise, use a weighing scale! It's a great investment in my opinion.
Half of a banana
1/2 cup of oats (regular, not quick)
10 grams of peanut butter (16 g of peanut butter is a normal serving but I lessened it for less fat content)
1 tsp ground chia seeds
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground flax seeds
1 tbsp of dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup - 1 cup of your milk of choice (I go with Unsweetened Almond Milk)
In a bowl, mash the banana and then mix in the peanut butter to make a paste.
In a mason jar (or any jar you want to use), add all dry ingredients.
Add the peanut butter and banana mixture to your mason jar.
Add your milk and stir until combined!
Cover and refrigerate overnight and enjoy the next morning! (and all subsequent mornings depending on how many you prepare)