Friday, August 9, 2013

Overnight Oats and Fitness Friday

So you need to go check out run4treats.  It is a great blog run by a physical therapy student (and obviously a runner).  She kept talking about Overnight Oats, so of course I had to try them.  The idea is simple: combine a few ingredients together the night before and enjoy a yummy breakfast the day of.  I am in love.  I may never eat anything else for breakfast ever again.  They were just so delicious.

Here is the recipe:

Combine all ingredients, then put in the refrigerator overnight.  "Flavor" in the morning.

1/4 Cup Old Fashioned Oats (Not those quick ones, the "real" ones).
1/4 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt (I just bought a big container of it and I have been using it for all sorts of recipes lately-- including delicious Tzatziki sauce that I will post a recipe for soon).
1 1/2 Teaspoons Chia Seeds (She told me not to skip them.  I got them at Whole Foods in the Bulk Foods section).
1/3 Cup Milk (can substitute almond milk)

I made mine with strawberries and Nutella (add in the morning), but she had some other suggestions:
Honey, Banana, and Peanut Butter
Blueberry Cobbler
Pumpkin Pie
Nutella Banana

Half-Marathon training starts on Sunday and I am so excited to be back in a routine again! Wahoo!!!


  1. I've tried the overnight oats too. It's not bad, I just really like my oatmeal warm, hehe. But, I think the cold oats work really well in the summertime because after a run, I can't always stomach something hot. Glad you liked them and I agree, don't skip the chia seeds- I get mine at Trader Joe's.

  2. I love Overnight Oats. I'll use banana yogurt and add some PB2 to the mixture :)

  3. I keep hearing about overnight oats. I too like my oatmeal warm but may have to give them a try sometime!

  4. Found you from FF. I agree with Amy. For some reason, I have to have my oatmeal warm. Lol Maybe at some point the overnight oats will grow on me. I'm not convinced yet. :) Hope you're having a great weekend. Stop by and say hi sometime!

  5. Need to try this - I love greek yogurt and have NO time in the AM :)

  6. What a great recipe! I can't wait to try this!

  7. I will definitely try this! Thanks for sharing.
    I also like my oatmeal warm, but being involved in bodybuilding on and off.. you would be amazed how we would get our oats down because we took them in so frequently (think blender, water and maybe a banana.. we didn't tend to worry much about taste but getting in the nutrients).. this sounds like a serious step up from that.
    I'm excited to try them.
    I use Chia Seeds on a daily basis, but mostly for the fiber. I don't know exactly how much they are doing for me but they are a great source of fiber (darn difficult to clean out of the sink or bowl though... man those things get hard as a rock!). I have found by far the best deal is at Costco where you can get almost 2.5 times the amount for the same price as Whole Foods. A much more palatable deal.
    I am really interested to try this and thanks so much for sharing!

    I found you through the Friday Linkup (and glad I clicked you before tomorrow where I might have missed you :) and am glad I stopped by!