My first mud run was a success! …if you count crossing the finish line as a success haha. But really, it was so much fun! We crawled through mud pits, jumped into the beautiful Sacramento River, and rewarded ourselves with ice cold Sierra Nevada beers afterward (yep, Sierra Nevada was one of the sponsors for the event!). Plus, our outfits were so awesome that the mud just came right off! Here is a pic of us post-run. Shiny, right?

Now, I wish I could say that the success of the mud run was due to my diligence in working out and training beforehand. However, this would be a damn lie. I tried! I SWEAR. I did run a lot the week before but I can’t say I did much else. AND I had a terrible cough that still hasn’t gone away. But I am convinced that these overnight oats helped a lot. I ate them almost everyday before the race!

Overnight oats are delicious and so simple to make! You just soak the oats in milk, yogurt, and a couple of additional ingredients overnight and they will absorb the liquid. You don’t have to cook or even heat anything up.

Flaxseed. Chia seeds. Greek yogurt. Almond butter. Fruit. Old-fashioned oats. Milk. Cinnamon. Agave.

Yup, this breakfast has it all. A bowl of this topped off with an extra scoop of almond butter (for good measure) is an awesome way to start your day.

Oh, and the best part?! It take about FIVE minutes to make. Plus you can customize it however you want. And you just mix all of the ingredients together in a mason jar. BOOM. Happiness all around.

This recipe for overnight oats is adapted from Kath over at Kath Eats Real Food. She is the queen of overnight oats!

Overnight Oats
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1

Ingredients
Base
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats (not the instant kind)
  • 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/3-1/2 cup milk (depending on how thin you want your oats)
  • 1 spoonful of almond butter
  • 1 TB chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar (or honey)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Add-ins (optional but highly recommended!)
  • Fruit/berries
  • Chocolate chips
  • Granola
  • Cereal
  • More almond butter

Instructions
  1. In a mason jar or tupperware container, mix all of the ingredients together thoroughly.
  2. Place in the fridge overnight.
  3. Remove from fridge the next morning and top the oats with any additional ingredients you’d like. (If you want you can heat the oats up for a couple of seconds in the microwave but I like to eat it cold.)
  4. Eat and enjoy!

Notes
– Be sure to leave out any ingredients that can get mushy overnight (cereal, granola, etc.) and put them in right before eating instead. – You can mix in the fruit the night before or add it in the morning. It will taste delicious either way. – To save time, you can make a couple jars in one night and then eat them each day of the week. They will keep in the fridge for a few days. – You can also eat overnight oats right out of the jar! So tasty :)

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3 Responses to “Quick Power Breakfast: Overnight Oats”

  1. This look delicious!! I’m running my first race in November, so I’m going to try this to power me through (aka help me survive) that!

  2. Small world, just found this link on FoodGawker, clicked, randomly clicked on your pic of the mud run (cuz your outfits sounded awesome), and recognized my friend Ryan Doyle for middle & high school! Nice recipe btw, I’m going to try it!

  3. [...] Overnight Oats Overnight oats are usually eaten for breakfast (hence the name), but they’re a great snack anytime you need a [...]

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