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.
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 Energy Overnight Oats
- 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.
- Combine all ingredients (besides toppings) in a mason jar
- Shake the Mason jar to mix the ingredients
- Transfer to the refrigerator overnight,
- E the next day with added toppings
Note: These overnight oats can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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!