Picture this – a woman frantically running around the house looking for her keys, her phone, water bottle and she has her coat on, but no shoes. She has 10 minutes to get to work, but she knows it only takes 8 if she makes all the lights. This is my typical situation on any given day.
Hence the need for Simple Overnight Oats!
Here are some of the questions I get asked when I suggest people eat overnight oats for breakfast –
Do you eat overnight oats hot or cold?
I love these Simple Overnight Oats because you can eat them cold straight from the fridge or you could heat them a little and enjoy them warm.
Can you make overnight oats with milk? Can you make overnight oats without milk?
I prefer to make them with plant-based milk, so coconut, almond, rice, soy milk, etc. You can make them with juice or water, too. I suggest you try a few different options and see which one you prefer.
How long can you keep overnight oats in the fridge?
Anywhere from 2-4 days depending on what you add to the oats. Keep it simple and they will last longer.
What kind of oats are used for overnight oats?
I use rolled oats or old fashioned oats. Instant oats will end up super mushy since they have already been processed. You can also use steel cut oats, but they will have a chewier texture.
Is overnight oatmeal good for you? Will overnight oats help you lose weight?
Since oats are low in calories, low in fat and high in fiber they definitely help you stay satisfied and satiated, especially when paired with protein like peanut butter or slivered almonds.
Oats are known to lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes and colon cancer. They also help reduce blood pressure and cholesterol.
When I was in the process of losing 125 lbs (readmy story) I started having oatmeal everyday. I can eat the same thing for breakfast day in and day out, it’s the only meal, though. It definitely kept my energy up and cravings down.