Banana, Peach, & Mango Overnight Oats

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This past summer, I was in Europe for about 3 months. Europe is a magical place with tons to offer, including its cuisine. But as many of you know, European cuisine is not the healthiest. Although, it may be the tastiest (omg it was so good), it has tons of carbs, dairy, and meat. After a few weeks of eating croissants at breakfast, I was desperate for something leaner, greener, and more nutritious (pun intended). We were staying at hostels for most of the summer and although we tried to book hostels with kitchens so that we could make some of our own food and save money, the kitchens that were promised were sometimes not there at all. However, while in Spain, we had a great kitchen. One that was fully stacked with everything. So I decided to make a much healthier breakfast than the usual European breakfast of croissants and pastries. I decided to make overnight oats. This way I would eat a much healthier breakfast without wasting any time to make it and could spend most of the day sight seeing. The only thing I did in the morning was I quickly cut the fruit, placed it on top of the overnight oats, ate it and then got ready for the rest of the day. So simple. So good. So healthy. I love the idea. It is a great idea anywhere anytime, especially on the go. Here is my recipe:

RECIPE:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Rolled Oats (gluten-free)
  • 1 teaspoon Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Almond Milk
  • 1 banana, chopped
  • 1 peach, chopped
  • 1 mango, chopped

Directions:

  • Layer the Rolled Oats, Chia Seeds, Greek Yogurt, and Almond Milk in a jar on top of each other beginning with the Rolled Oats
  • Place in a fridge overnight
  • In the morning, take the jar out and stir it and mix in whatever toppings you prefer
  • The toppings I used were some of a chopped banana, peach, and mango
  • Other toppings you could use as mix ins could be: almond butter, peanut butter, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, other fresh fruit, etc.

Try it out! And enjoy 🙂

 

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