I have to be real honest with y’all. It has been tough to be motivated to do much around here. If you are from the PNW area, you know exactly where I am going with this…
It has rained…. A LOT. In fact, this winter/spring has been the second wettest winter/spring in the last 75 years. Lucky us, right?! Wrong! We are use to rain, but when our largest river floods over out waterfront, I draw the line. I already am not a rain person (Cali is calling my name), so having 4 days of sun this month has been a drag.
Despite the rain, I have been using my outlet to make up for the ugly mess outside. I have been making all sorts of summer meals; Caribbean-worthy tacos, summer salads, fresh smoothies… all the good stuff! My most recent obsession is incredibly delicious and easy to make – Overnight oats!
Let me preface this recipe by stating I have been seeing the concept of overnight oats out there for a while now and in my opinion, it was not appealing to me. This is probably because the texture looked questionable to me. I have always been weird about that – if you give me some soggy food, I’ll find a cute dog and sneak it under the table.
I have been doing a morning shake for breakfast for the last couple of years religiously. Recently, I have been trying to build more into my breakfast meal and was getting a little tired of eggs. I decided to go out on a limb and start looking at the concept of overnight oats. Once I understood the idea behind it, I grabbed the fundamentals out of my fridge and threw in whatever sounded good. That is the beauty of overnight oats! As long as you love the flavors you’re putting into it, you are bound to love it.
I wanted to create this recipe so that it would have a fresh taste and not overly sweet – I try to avoid adding sugar to anything very often. Something I HAVE been trying to add more often are Chia seeds. They categorized as a superfood and have TONS of health benefits such as boosting energy levels, metabolism, reduce skin aging, increases the health of your heart, and digestive system! Being one who is sensitive to texture, these were a little hard for me to get use to, but once you have had them once or twice, you won’t notice it. When they are added with something, such as the oats, the texture is not quite as noticeable.
With that said, say hello to my bowl of happiness!