Breakfast is a MAJOR struggle for me. I need something quick because mornings are nuts between getting kids to school, feeding and chasing after a baby, and usually zero time left for me to eat something before running out the door. My body and blood sugar do not approve.
For me, overnight oats are the perfect on-the-go breakfast. Fast. Easy. Delicious. Satiating. And keeps my energy levels up, which is soooo important when you're a breastfeeding momma. I make it in advance so it's ready to go and you can too! You can spend five minutes, once a week, to whip this meal together and have your breakfast for the whole week!
I know what you're thinking. You're thinking you don't have time to prep your breakfast for a whole week and you've already been skipping it or shoving your kid's snacks in your mouth for a while now.. and that's been sort of, kind of working out. Seriously, stop all those thoughts now. It hardly takes any time at all and YOU DESERVE SO MUCH. You deserve healthy and tasty food. You deserve to feel good throughout your day because you didn't let your blood sugar crash and/or get a headache from lack of food.
Now, onto the recipe!
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The ingredients are simple, you can find them everywhere -which is amaaazing. No weird specialty ingredients in this lactation recipe! And the prep is super simple. You could seriously do this with a baby in your arms if you really had to (maybe a baby carrier to add in extra snuggles and to have two hands!)
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(for one serving)
1/3 Cup Quick Oats
1 t Ground Cinnamon
1 T Chia Seeds
1 T Hemp Seeds (or flax seeds, I much prefer hemp for the texture)
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk (any milk, or water, is fine. I prefer almond.)
3/4 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt (or your favorite yogurt.)
1/2 Cup Fruit (I chose frozen blueberries)
*You'll also need ball jars, a spoon, measuring cups and spoons.
Note: This is for one serving, or one ball jar.
Step 1. Mix together your oats, cinnamon, and seeds directly in your ball jar.
Step 2. Add your milk and mix again.
Step 3. Top with your favorite yogurt, then top with the fruit.
Step 4. Now stick it in your fridge overnight!
See?! It's really that easy.
I make enough of these to get me through the week. They keep for a week in the fridge, and it's soooo nice to only make breakfast once.
*A couple other notes about this recipe. I limit sugar in my diet, so these are made without any sugar or sweetener. If you'd like yours to be a little sweeter, try adding a teaspoon of honey, or other liquid sweetener to your oats when you mix in the milk. You can also use a flavored yogurt instead of plain.
Comment below how much you liked it! Or your own variations to the recipe.
I'm Kelly! As far as credentials go I am a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), Certified Lactation Educator (CLE), HUG trained, breastfeeding counselor, a mother of 4 beautiful kids, and advocate for families. My personal experience with breastfeeding fueled my passion, and generated my mission. I founded Successful Breastfeeding because I saw a need for a better, more thorough, and individualized support for breastfeeding moms- especially working breastfeeding moms! I provide an approach to breastfeeding support that you won't find anywhere else! Breastfeeding is not one size fits all, and breastfeeding support should not be either!
Kelly Maher, CLC, CLE
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