Today I’m sharing with you my go-to breakfast: overnight oats! I eat this type of breakfast EVERY DAY. It’s so good and super simple. This breakfast contains a lot of fiber due to the oats, which is great to get your digestion system up and running. The banana provides a perfect mix of protein and healthy carbs, to keep you full until lunch time and give you the necessary energy to get going! This breakfast is sweet, but low on the glycemic index scale. Go ahead and try it, and let me know what you think!
If you want to take this breakfast to work, you can do so very easily by using a mason jar instead of a bowl.
If you forget to soak the oats overnight, you can still make it in the morning without soaking.
I’m glad you asked! (Heads up! Nerd moment.) All grains contain phytic acid. Phytic acids block the absorption of minerals. Soaking helps to break down and neutralize phytic acid, allowing your body to absorb all the minerals.
I use strawberries in this recipe, but you really can add any choice of fruit. My personal favorites include a medley of blue-, black-, and raspberries, or grapes. You can make this breakfast look really fancy by topping it with fruit, walnuts, and cinnamon (and/or chia/hemp seeds!), but it will taste best when you mix everything together really well. (The more you mix, the better the mashed banana will disperse, and the sweeter the oats will taste.)
Overnight Oats with Strawberry and Almond Butter
Author: Danielle Joy
Recipe type: Breakfast
- 1 cup organic rolled oats
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- ¾ cup water
- 1 tablespoon chunky salted almond butter (optional)
- ½ cup strawberries, chopped*
- dash of cinnamon
- handful chopped walnuts
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened, shredded dried coconut
- At night, place the cup of oats in a bowl (or mason jar) and cover with water. Soak overnight.
- In the morning, mash the banana and chop the strawberries. Add this to the bowl.
- Stir in a tablespoon of almond butter (optional), and top with cinnamon, walnuts, and coconut.
* You can use whatever fruit you like! One of my favorite fruit to use for this type of breakfast is grapes.