Hi Friends! So glad it’s Hump Day already – can’t wait for the weekend. I’m going to share one of my favorite weekday breakfasts with you all today!
I am a huge fan of easy, quick breakfasts (or M1’s if you’re a TIU gal) that “stick to your ribs” as my step-mom used to say.
What I mean here is that the breakfasts are healthy, quick to make and have you feeling fuller for a longer period of time. What’s not to love about that. Oh, and did I mention that this particular recipe is delicious?! So delicious and versatile.
By now you should know that versatility is one of my requirements when it comes to recipes. I love being able to change something I love up just by adding a little bit of this or that.
Ignore my Christmas mug that I use for my oats; I just love that mug!
1/4 cup oats (I use old fashioned)
1/4 cup nonfat, plain greek yogurt
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla or plain almond milk (can sub any milk of your choice, this is just what I use)
*Optional – Pinch of Stevia (or a few drops, if you have that on-hand)
*Optional – Dash of cinnamon (or pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, etc)
*I have found that it doesn’t matter what type of yogurt or milk you use as long as you stick to the same ratios.*
Place oats, Greek yogurt, milk and stevia (optional) in a mug, mixing well. After milk and yogurt is incorporated well into the dry oats, top with cinnamon or spice of your choice (optional). Cover overnight in fridge – hence the “overnight” portion of the overnight oats.
Enjoy the next day and top with your favorite add-ins. Some of my favorite choices are below.
This recipe is delicious and functional because you can add in toppings of your choice – fruit (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, bananas, apples), nuts (almond slivers, walnuts, pecans), carob chips, dried fruit (cranberries, golden raisins) or whatever variation you come up with.
Give it a try and let me know your favorite creative combination.
Question: What is your favorite quick & healthy breakfast?