I've been on a real mission lately to simplify the quotidian stuff. I started by embracing the idea of capsule wardrobe and created a sort of uniform for my working life. Next, I'm tackling food.
It may sound boring at first, but I'm intrigued by the thought that knowing I'll eat pretty much the same thing breakfast, lunch, and dinner takes away responsibility for making decisions about self-care, thus freeing up more bandwidth for more interesting decisions in other areas of life and business.
That's where overnight oatmeal comes in. As a food trend it seems to be everywhere at the moment; for busy people who love a hearty start it certainly seems to have appeal. I tried making my own for the first time this week and the results were impressive. I particularly like this recipe because it's filling, delicious hot or cold, and can be customised with whatever flavourings are to hand. (I've included a list of my favourites down below.) It's also so simple to prepare that I can throw a batch together while I'm making dinner, meaning I save time in prep and I'm guaranteed to have something decently nourishing at the ready when it's time to head over to the shop the following day.
Overnight Oatmeal Recipe
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (not quick oats)
- 1/3 cup milk (I used coconut)
- 1/4 cup yogurt (I used natural Greek)
- 1 tbs chia seeds
- flavourings of your choice
1. Layer all ingredients into a glass jar.
2. Pop in the fridge overnight.
3. Stir, and eat.
Ingredients to Add:
(the possibilities are endless!)
- maple syrup
- dried cranberries
- cacao powder
- grated apple
- fresh or frozen berries
- sliced banana
- almond butter
- peanut butter
- pumpkin butter
- shredded coconut