As I’ve widely established, breakfast isn’t my thing. But, as hunger is also not a good look on me (glaring, anger, hatred, passive aggression, aggressive aggression), I have learned that I have to eat something pretty hearty in the morning to avoid homicide and heartbreak. Like a true celeb (or person who likes to have good digestion), I start the day with lemon water. Also don’t judge me for this, it works! I’ve even started putting in some apple cider vinegar because I’ve been really yoga-ing it up lately. Anyway, after my hippie juice is finished, I eat breakfast, and lately it’s been overnight oats.
Why? Firstly, oatmeal is awesome and can even be savory and secondly it keeps me FULL until lunch, so I don’t start finishing jars of artichokes and 5-pound sirloin equivalents of beef jerky at 11:30.
The night before, I use this recipe from Buzzfeed (I know), and, as my mother likes to say, “Bob’s your uncle and Fanny’s your aunt”. Which, from my understanding, means and there you have it.
Tart Cherry Overnight Oats
Makes 1 serving
⅓ cup rolled oats (Men: ½ cup rolled oats)
¾ cup plain, 2% Greek yogurt (Men: 1 cup plain, 2% Greek yogurt) [0% Fage works for me]
⅓ cup unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon honey [I skip this and use Maple Syrup because Hello…]
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon dried tart cherries (no sugar added)
10 raw almonds (Men: 20 almonds), chopped [nixed this because I’m already nutty HA]
Combine all ingredients except the almonds in a small airtight container. Stir together, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
When the oats are ready, garnish with the chopped almonds [if you want to], and serve cold.