We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but how many of us actually eat breakfast every day? (And no, coffee doesn’t count.) Eating a substantial and healthy breakfast is especially important in medical school where we need to maintain our energy for studying. I love making overnight oats for a quick grab-and-go breakfast that will keep me full and focused through the morning.
Here’s the recipe for the overnight oats I made last night to eat for breakfast this morning.
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 banana
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp hemp protein or other protein of your choice
- 2/3 cup milk (I used 2% milk, but feel free to use any milk of your choice. Coconut milk is my favorite for overnight oats, but I didn’t have it on hand.)
- Fill mason jar or cup with oats, chia seeds, and protein. Mix so that they are distributed evenly.
- Slice a banana and add on top of oats.
- Add blueberries and milk.
- Refrigerate overnight.
- Grab from fridge the next morning and rush to class because you’re running late! (No? That’s just me?)
I love overnight oats because they’re so easy to make and require zero thought in the morning. I like to make a couple jars at a time so that I’m good to go for the next couple days. Overnight oats are such a versatile breakfast and there are so many different recipes you can come up with. Let me know in the comments if you decide to try this recipe and what your favorite overnight oats recipes are!