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OVERNIGHT OATS. Quick and easy

marv_26marv_26 Posts: 6Member Member Posts: 6Member Member
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This is one I make the night before and takes 5 minutes as no cooking required. if your up early, or generally in a rush in the mornings this is a right treat. It is a super food breakfast and is also slow releasing energy so it keeps you full for longer. Enjoy!!!!

Ingredients:
1 cup of Oats
1 cup of almond/coconut/skimmed milk
1/3 of a cup of blueberries (strawberries optional)
1 teaspoon of chia seeds
8 cashews crushed or whole
If more protein is needed add a scoop of whey

Method:
Mix all ingredients into a bowl, cover and leave overnight. I use mason jars like in the picture as it looks better for all you Instagram pests ;).

Hope you enjoy the recipe as I love it.

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Marv

edited November 2016
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  • Hope_bay74Hope_bay74 Posts: 117Member Member Posts: 117Member Member
    Do you heat it up or eat it cold?
  • maegggganmaeggggan Posts: 71Member, Premium Member Posts: 71Member, Premium Member
    over night oats are my FAVE! my go to breakfast :)
  • leajas1leajas1 Posts: 823Member Member Posts: 823Member Member
    Mmm. Right now I'm doing 60 grams of oats mixed with 12 grams of PB2, a packet of Stevia, and 1/2 cup of almond milk. Then I top it with either chocolate covered sunflower seeds or mini semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • marv_26marv_26 Posts: 6Member Member Posts: 6Member Member
    @Hope_bay74 you eat it cold, it's not as bad as it sounds it's actually quite refreshing. Depending on your activity and weight goals I'd tweek the Oats amount down to 1/2 to maybe 3/4 of a cup. I'm a very active and hungry man so I eat a lot
  • bigizzybigizzy Posts: 73Member Member Posts: 73Member Member
    Wow, not sure if it's the angle but that jar looks massive. I normally have 10 spoonfuls and I'm done! Well done!
  • marv_26marv_26 Posts: 6Member Member Posts: 6Member Member
    bigizzy wrote: »
    Wow, not sure if it's the angle but that jar looks massive. I normally have 10 spoonfuls and I'm done! Well done!

    It's about a cup size. The picture is deceiving.
  • vingoglyvingogly Posts: 1,784Member Member Posts: 1,784Member Member
    When I have oatmeal, I use Flahavan's Steel Cut. I toss it in a bowl with milk or water, put it in the microwave for 3 minutes, stir cook for another 2 minutes, and done. If you're going to have it hot, doing the overnight thing really isn't any faster. If you want it cold, well, to each his own.
  • marv_26marv_26 Posts: 6Member Member Posts: 6Member Member
    vingogly wrote: »
    When I have oatmeal, I use Flahavan's Steel Cut. I toss it in a bowl with milk or water, put it in the microwave for 3 minutes, stir cook for another 2 minutes, and done. If you're going to have it hot, doing the overnight thing really isn't any faster. If you want it cold, well, to each his own.

    Yes, of course you can whack it in the microwave and cook it. Just like you can have an egg boiled, scrambled, poached and many other variants.

    It's just a different take on the usual standard Oats recipe. But like you say, each to their own. Some prefer, some don't. That's the joy of the world we live in. Choice.

  • Therealobi1Therealobi1 Posts: 3,277Member Member Posts: 3,277Member Member
    i love porridge, but really cant imagine it cold.
    so i have mine in the fridge right now and will try it in the morning. i guess if i hate it i can zap it for 1 min in the microwave.
  • CalibrateCalibrate Posts: 52Member, Premium Member Posts: 52Member, Premium Member
    Love overnight oats! I just do 1/2 cup of oats and a cup of cashew milk. Sometimes add some brown sugar, but I'm going to try the Chia seeds, that sounds great! I agree with you Marv, to each his own. Now that the weather is getting colder, I sometimes heat up my cold overnight oats to just warm the next day. Otherwise, I prefer them cold.
  • brianmcaloonbrianmcaloon Posts: 3Member, Premium Member Posts: 3Member, Premium Member
    vingogly wrote: »
    When I have oatmeal, I use Flahavan's Steel Cut. I toss it in a bowl with milk or water, put it in the microwave for 3 minutes, stir cook for another 2 minutes, and done. If you're going to have it hot, doing the overnight thing really isn't any faster. If you want it cold, well, to each his own.

    Steel cut wouldn't work so well for overnight oats I imagine...but I love them hot. Great porridge like consistency.
  • brianmcaloonbrianmcaloon Posts: 3Member, Premium Member Posts: 3Member, Premium Member
  • Enjcg5Enjcg5 Posts: 389Member Member Posts: 389Member Member
    marv_26 wrote: »
    nfkh5upuj1yn.png

    This is one I make the night before and takes 5 minutes as no cooking required. if your up early, or generally in a rush in the mornings this is a right treat. It is a super food breakfast and is also slow releasing energy so it keeps you full for longer. Enjoy!!!!

    Ingredients:
    1 cup of Oats
    1 cup of almond/coconut/skimmed milk
    1/3 of a cup of blueberries (strawberries optional)
    1 teaspoon of chia seeds
    8 cashews crushed or whole
    If more protein is needed add a scoop of whey

    Method:
    Mix all ingredients into a bowl, cover and leave overnight. I use mason jars like in the picture as it looks better for all you Instagram pests ;).

    Hope you enjoy the recipe as I love it.

    ADD ME FOR MORE RECIPES

    Marv
    . Ballpark estimate with unsweetened almond milk? Sans the whey?

  • Tretop76Tretop76 Posts: 256Member Member Posts: 256Member Member
    It looks really good! Is there anyone else who eats oats and then you're really hungry about 2 hours later like your sugar is crashing? That's how I am.
  • SandraScalaSandraScala Posts: 35Member, Premium Member Posts: 35Member, Premium Member
    @brianmcaloon .. you would be surprised I use steel oats in my overnight oatmeal, all I can say is I love it!
  • chrissyr1974chrissyr1974 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    what type of oats do you use? old fashioned oats or steel cut? I find that the steel cut are still too crunchy kind of stale crunchy. I hear that they are the best but really what is the difference?
  • Hollis100Hollis100 Posts: 165Member Member Posts: 165Member Member
    marv_26 wrote: »
    nfkh5upuj1yn.png

    This is one I make the night before and takes 5 minutes as no cooking required. if your up early, or generally in a rush in the mornings this is a right treat. It is a super food breakfast and is also slow releasing energy so it keeps you full for longer. Enjoy!!!!

    Ingredients:
    1 cup of Oats
    1 cup of almond/coconut/skimmed milk
    1/3 of a cup of blueberries (strawberries optional)
    1 teaspoon of chia seeds
    8 cashews crushed or whole
    If more protein is needed add a scoop of whey

    Method:
    Mix all ingredients into a bowl, cover and leave overnight. I use mason jars like in the picture as it looks better for all you Instagram pests ;).

    Hope you enjoy the recipe as I love it.

    ADD ME FOR MORE RECIPES

    Marv

    Looks delicious and easy. Definitely will try this one.
  • missysippy930missysippy930 Posts: 1,429Member Member Posts: 1,429Member Member
    vingogly wrote: »
    When I have oatmeal, I use Flahavan's Steel Cut. I toss it in a bowl with milk or water, put it in the microwave for 3 minutes, stir cook for another 2 minutes, and done. If you're going to have it hot, doing the overnight thing really isn't any faster. If you want it cold, well, to each his own.

    I prefer steel cut oats, and hot.
    Tried overnight oats, but For me it’s too mushy with regular oatmeal and steel cut don’t soften up enough for me. I just cook up a batch of steel cut on Sunday, portion it out in individual containers and freeze it.
    My favorite is with blueberries, toasted walnut pieces, chia seeds, cinnamon, and unsweetened almond milk. Or, sometimes I throw in a diced up apple. Reheat in the microwave.
    edited September 16
  • greyhoundwalkergreyhoundwalker Posts: 254Member Member Posts: 254Member Member
    Tretop76 wrote: »
    It looks really good! Is there anyone else who eats oats and then you're really hungry about 2 hours later like your sugar is crashing? That's how I am.

    Yes - I need to add more fat and protein to avoid that. Using 5% Greek yoghurt instead of milk for cold oats or stirring almond butter into hot porridge works well for me.

    Edit - just realised I responded to a three year old post - PP is probably no longer interested in my oats experience 😆
    edited September 16
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