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Pure Fuel: Pure Energy Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are my ultimate favorite thing to eat when I come home after a workout.  Actually, overnight oats might be the only reason I actually enjoy breakfasts during a busy week.  I’m not sure I would ever go back to eating oatmeal the “regular” way.  It would just be too much trouble to get everything out in the morning and heat it up. But hey…before I get ahead of myself, I’ll let you try it for yourself!  All it takes is a mason jar and just a few ingredients.  Give it a lil’ shake, shake shake and refrigerate.

My recipe happens to be filled with a certain superfood called Spirulina that makes them a vibrant green color.

Green Goddess, Spirulina. 

Spirulina is what gives these oats the name ENERGY. Pure energy, that is. Spirulina is a powder that comes from a blue-green algae that grows in high alkaline water sources. It can be found in health food stores and it comes in tablets, powder, flakes, and capsules. It has a chocolatey-seaweed flavor.  It can be used in smoothies, juice, and my favorite is in these overnight oats. Spirulina is incredibly high in protein and is a good source of antioxidants and B-vitamins.

Pure Fuel: Pure Energy Overnight Oats

The distinct flavor works well with the oats and is not too overwhelming. Spirulina works well in this quick, easy meal. If you are new to using spirulina, start with a half teaspoon in your oats and work your way up to a full teaspoon. I love topping the oats with extra goji berries, cacao nibs and bananas.

Pure Fuel: Pure Energy Overnight Oats

Pure Energy Overnight Oats 

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 Mason Jar
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 2/3 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon goji berries
  • 1 teaspoon cacao nibs
  • 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon spirulina
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup or raw honey

Optional Toppings: Goji berries, Cacao nibs, Unsweetened shredded coconut, Chopped bananas.

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients (besides toppings) in a mason jar
  2. Shake the Mason jar to mix the ingredients
  3. Transfer to the refrigerator overnight,
  4. E the next day with added toppings

Note: These overnight oats can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.  

Wendie Schneider, RD Pure Barre Guest Blogger

 

Wendie Schneider is a Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist, and founder of Pantry Doctor LLC.  She loves a dark lip, good wine, farmers markets, and of course –Pure Barre!  She has a back to the basics approach to nutrition and wellness, and loves sharing the importance of eating real foods with others!

 

 

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