For breakfast this morning I used an idea from Skinnytaste.com and made overnight oats. It was really simple and I was able to alter it slightly to suit my own needs. I used:
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/3 of a large banana chopped
- 1 tablespoon natural, crunchy peanut butter
On the website they use a jar to make the recipe, which is all well and good if you’re super fancy, but I’m not, so I used some Tupperware. After mixing the first four ingredients, I stuck the oatmeal in the fridge overnight. When I took it out this morning, it was a little thick for my liking, so I added some water to thin it out. Then I added the natural peanut butter, mixed it up, tossed it in the microwave for a minute and thirty seconds, and it was done.
I finished off my meal with some mixed berries and iced chai tea with almond milk. It was delicious, very filling, and packed with 10.5 grams of protein, plus some good fats. I really like the versatility of the recipe. You can add almost anything you want to it- it could work with all different kinds of fruits, nuts, etc -and you can make it as thick or as thin as you want by using less liquid or adding more. It’s also accesible to raw vegans or other raw foodies just by cutting out the microwaving.
Ideally I would’ve liked to sweeten it with something more natural like Stevia extract, but Splenda is all I have for now, so that’s what I used. I do recommend the natural peanut butter, though, because it typically has far less sugar than regular peanut butter, which has sugar added to it. The brand I use is Crazy Richard’s. It has 4.5 grams of protein, 8 grams of fat, and 1.5 grams of fiber per tablespoon, which is great as far as nut butter is concerned. Also, using the crunchy kind adds some different texture.
I would definitely recommend this recipe to anyone. It’s very simple and, as I said, really versatile. Click through the picture to see what they did over at Skinnytaste!