Blueberry Banana Almond Overnight Oats

A typical morning...

  • 6:15am- The alarm goes off, I turn it off, roll over... fall back to sleep.
  • 6:39am- I wake suddenly and then panic at the time, roll out of bed, throw on my yoga pants, grab a quick snack and head to the studio. Brain barely functional.
  • 7:23am- I stumble into yoga class then promptly fall back to sleep on my mat for 5 minutes. 
  • 7:30am- Yoga class begins and I summon every ounce of strength, plus every drop of motivation in every fiber of my being to get up off my back and participate.
  • 8:05am- Ahhhh Shavasana.... I've waited all morning for you... fall back to sleep for 10 minutes try not to snore and or drool.
  • 8:39am- I shuffle my way back into my apartment, lie down on the couch, muster all my will-power to NOT fall back to sleep. 
  • 9:39- Still laying on the couch.
  • 10:34am- OH GOD! I haven't eaten and I need to shower, and leave for work by 11:15!!! 

Thank GOODNESS for overnight oats! The breakfast you don't have to make, because you've already made it! The reason I get to work on time. The magical morning fuel to get me through my day. Blueberry, banana, almond righteousness. This, THIS is what dreams are made of. 

This is the closest I will ever be to a morning person. My 7:30 am yoga class is the best part of my day, the second best part is getting to indulge in these magnificent overnight oats. So decadent, you won't believe how healthy they really are. Make them sunday night, and enjoy them all week long. Sleep in a little, breakfast is covered. You're welcome!

All images courtesy of Miaou Photography

All images courtesy of Miaou Photography

Blueberry Banana Almond Overnight Oats

ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups almond or coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbls chia seeds
  • 2 cups gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 cup wild blueberries

method

  1. Place Bananas in a large mixing bowl and mash with a fork. I like to leave them a bit chunky.
  2. Add almond butter, vanilla, cinnamon and milk, mix well.
  3. Stir in chia seeds, and oats until combined, then fold in the blueberries.
  4. Pour batter into 5 one cup mason jars and, seal and refrigerate overnight.

*Enjoy within 5 days. 

**This recipe is high fiber, iron rich and loaded with healthy fats! #nomnom

 

 

 

 

Kara-Lynn Garland