I’ve been seeing a lot of posts on Facebook & Pinterest about overnight oats. I thought for sure I would hate it but I was intrigued to give it a try. I’m not a morning person so when I get up, I prefer to grab a cup of coffee and not eat, but I know thats not how to lose weight or be healthy.
So, last night, I decided to give it a go…with full intention on throwing it out after the first bite this morning….lets see how it went.
What I had seen mostly was to use 1/2 C oats & 1/2 cup milk. I am in the process of giving up dairy, or at least limiting it, so I opted for Coconut Milk. I added 1 T chia seeds for a little more protein and omega 3s.
I poured it into a Mason jar, shook it up, put it in the fridge and went to bed!
When I woke up this morning, I added 1T of peanut butter (habit from putting it in my Shakeology!?) Then, I cringed as I took the first bite….
…..but it was DELICOUS! I even ate it cold! I will definitely be making this again…with a few minor changes.
I’m trying to follow my macros, 40/40/20 and this is clearly NOT. I made the mistake of making this before figuring into myfitnesspal. When I entered it this morning AFTER I ate it….along with my coffee w/organic creamer, my macros are 37/13/50!!!! Yowzah. I’d better be careful for the rest of the day.
Tomorrow (yes, I’m having this again tomorrow) I will add protein powder and no peanut butter.
This will be perfect to take on the road with us when we have an early morning!