Cinnamon Apple Overnight Oats
I’ve mentioned this in some of my other posts but I am constantly looking for new ways to be healthy; whether it’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Recently I have been on another one of my infamous diets, but diet or not I continue to face a problem that I’m sure many of us working indivuals experience. Let’s face it– we all get up early enough as it is, no one (or no one who is sane) wants to wake up an hour or even half hour earlier than they have to in order to make breakfast. So then many of us go to work, pray the coffee will hold us over, and end up ready to eat gross leftovers laying around the office in an attempt to survive. This has been me because unfortunately, I’m someone who suffers from a plague of feeling like I might faint and die if I don’t have food in my belly to sustain me in the morning. This is when I started doing something awful. So awful I don’t know how I haven’t been asked to leave the office by a coworker yet. What office monster had I turned into? The hard-boiled egg monster, that’s who. I just walk in there crack open my hard-boiled eggs and stink up the office like it’s my job– well you know what I mean.
The guilt started weighing on me with every crack and peel of those eggs, so one morning I decided to look up a new healthy alternative that wouldn’t make those around me suffer. That’s when I found the delicious and nutritious overnight oats! You guys have got to try this out. Not only will you bring your breakfast in a cute mason jar, which by the way everyone will ask you about because they are jealous, but your office will remain sent free and your belly and tastebuds will be delighted. This recipe is just the beginning my friends, I’m a whole new morning person. The great thing about overnight oats is that they take about 10 minutes or less to prepare and they are ready for grab-and-go in the morning on your way out.
Here’s your simple savior:
1 Mason jar (get a bigger one so you have extra room… unlike me)
1/2 Cup organic oats (uncooked!)
1/2 Cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 Cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4 Cup plain nonfat greek yogurt
1 Teaspoon cinnamon
For fun: cut up some small pieces of apple and add them to the jar!
Add the ingredients into your mason jar, the order doesn’t matter! Try a new way every time, who cares! Once everything is in the mason jar, seal the lid tight and shake the jar until all the ingredients are completely combined. Put the jar in the fridge and ta-da! You’re oats are ready and waiting for you on your way out the door in the morning. These overnight oats have simplified my life and made my belly happy and slim! Don’t be fooled by the taste– they’re completely healthy!
Eat up my friends!