Hassle-Free Overnight Oats for Busy Mornings

We all know the challenge of balancing a demanding work schedule with the desire to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As a healthcare worker, you’re likely no stranger to early mornings and long shifts. It can be tempting to skip breakfast, grab an unhealthy snack on the go, or even resort to the vending machine. But what if you could wake up to a healthy, delicious, and filling breakfast that’s ready to eat as soon as you are?

Enter Overnight Oats – the perfect solution to your morning rush. This simple yet versatile meal involves minimal prep time and offers an array of flavour combinations to keep your palate entertained. Not to mention, oats are packed with fibre and can keep you full throughout the morning, helping to curb any mid-morning snack cravings.
What’s more, you can prepare several jars at a time, which means you have breakfast ready for several days. This recipe features almond and berry overnight oats, but feel free to mix and match ingredients according to your preferences.

  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup mixed berries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
  • Toppings: Almond slices, additional berries, a dollop of Greek yogurt
  1. In a mason jar or an airtight container, add the oats, almond milk, mixed berries, sweetener, and chia seeds. Stir until everything is well combined.
  2. Seal the jar or container and place it in the refrigerator overnight.
  3. In the morning, give the oats a good stir. If the mixture is too thick, you can add a little more milk.
  4. Add your desired toppings, and voila! Your nutritious, tasty breakfast is ready.

Overnight oats are not only a time-saving breakfast option, but they also offer an effortless way to kick-start your day with a nutrient-dense meal. So go ahead, if you’re on a late, hit that snooze button one more time – your breakfast is already taken care of!