You’ve probably heard it a million times by now – breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
Even if you may not feel hungry in the morning, don’t forget that your body needs fuel. Eating breakfast will provide you with the energy you need to focus until lunchtime. But even more than that, a proper breakfast will give your body the fuel and nutrients it needs to accomplish daily tasks.
Sounds great, right? So then, why do so many people skip breakfast?
A recent survey found that 1 in 4 people spend fewer than 5 minutes on breakfast in the morning and that most people who skip breakfast do so due to time constraints.
But, what if you didn’t have to spend ANY time preparing breakfast in the morning? With overnight oats, you can prepare a tasty and nutritious breakfast the night before. Keep reading to find out why you should consider making overnight oats a regular part of your morning schedule!
Why Overnight Oats?
If you’ve never tried overnight oats before then you’re missing out on a hearty breakfast that is both loaded with nutritional value and easy to prepare. If you haven’t yet, there are plenty of reasons why you should give overnight oats a try.
But first, you may be wondering… what exactly are overnight oats?
Overnight oats are simply a mix of oatmeal, a nutritious liquid for consistency (milk!), and whatever else you might be craving with your breakfast. Many recipes boost flavour by adding salt or sweeteners like fruit, and other fillers such as yogurt.
Overnight oats can be quickly and conveniently prepped the night before, saving you time in the morning and giving you more time to actually enjoy your breakfast. They are also loaded with the protein, carbs, and calories you need to function throughout the day. And perhaps best of all, they are easily customizable to your taste. Don’t hesitate to tweak any overnight oat recipe to include your favorite toppings!
Basic Ingredients of Overnight Oats
There are many variations of overnight oats. But here is a basic recipe featuring just the base ingredients. While nothing special, this recipe can serve as a jumping-off point for your future creations.
- ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- ½ cup of unsweetened milk (almond milk works especially well!)
- ¼ cup of plain Greek yogurt
- 1 pinch of table salt or fine sea salt
- 1-2 tsp. of honey (to taste)
This should be enough to get you started! Just add these ingredients to a 16-oz mason jar, stir them up, cover them, and refrigerate them overnight (or at least for 4-8 hours).
But these are far from the only ingredients you can include in your overnight oats!
What Else Can You Add?
Pretty much anything you feel like eating with your breakfast.
Some ingredients that are commonly added to overnight oats include berries, dried fruit, apple slices, strawberries, various nuts (especially almonds), cinnamon, maple syrup, and nut butter.
Don’t forget that you can customize your oats for nutrition as well as taste. Adding certain fruits to your oats can give them a serious boost of vitamins and carbs that can help you throughout the day.
How CBD Can Improve Your Breakfast
Another ingredient that can be added to your overnight oats is CBD. CBD has numerous therapeutic properties that can work to your benefit throughout the day. Best of all, it comes in many convenient forms that can be easily added to your oats without altering their taste. If you’re looking for ways to make your morning oats even more beneficial, consider adding some CBD.