Quick & Easy Breakfast: Overnight Oats

source: Rachelle Lucas

I have woken up at 5:30 a.m. every day this week. Hello real world, I don't like you. I don't know how people do it. I'm not even technically in the real world yet and I'm struggling! At 9 p.m. (the latest!) I'm falling asleep immediately.

I don't think I've gone to bed at 9 p.m. since I was like, seven. Maybe.

I'm so tired that not even the so-strong-it-will-make-you-cry iced coffee made me feel energized. It just made me feel way over-caffinated, while twitchy and still ready for a nap.

On to relevant things--waking up at 5:30 leaves room to get ready without a good breakfast. Now I don't know about you, but I can only deal with cereal for so long.

Which is why my new best friend is going to be overnight oats.


Slightly more satisfying than cereal, prepped the night before (if I haven't fallen asleep without notice), and takes minimal effort.

Here's my favorite recipe:

1/2 cup of old-fashioned oatmeal
1 tsp honey
1 tbsp chia seeds
3/4 cup almond milk
2 tbsp greek yogurt (optional)

1. Add all the ingredients to a mason jar.

2. Mix together and refrigerate overnight.

3. Add some fruit and smile because you (really, I) don't have to wake up any earlier.

Here are some other good overnight oats recipes and, FYI, one is peanut butter chocolate chip. *praise emoji*


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