Monday, February 18, 2013

Easiest Breakfast EVAH!

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I don't do mornings. Seriously. And Mondays!! Echhht! But that's all about to change, because I have found the PERFECT solution for getting out of the house as quick as possible (after hitting snooze 3-6 times!) without sacrificing a wholesome, nutritious breakfast- and I don't mean scarfing down a granola bar in the car!  Wanna know my little secret? Alright, here it is, but beware: your life will never be the same.

 Yes, there are only 3 ingredients! Why make things harder than they have to be? That's what I always say! (Well, not always, but when it comes to food, anyway!) So, yeah. Get these 3 items- by the way, you probably should like oatmeal, but even if you don't, you probably will after this! It's delicious and nutritious. It keep you full for a long time and...wait for takes less than 2 minutes to make! Here's how.

THE NIGHT BEFORE- mix 1/2 cup old fashioned oats and 1/2 cup of almond milk (can substitute for soy or regular dairy milk, but I really prefer the taste of the almond milk here.) Throw a heaping tablespoon of raisins on top (or strawberries, blueberries, dates, canned peaches...the possibilities are endless!) stir the concoction, seal with a lid and let it sit in the fridge overnight.

When you're walking out the door in the morning, just grab the bowl and a spoon and your day instantly got better! The oats have performed a magical little transformation by soaking up the milk to create the perfect breakfast. It's really like the best cold cereal you've never had before, unless, of course you've had these oats before. 
OH, and did I mention that it's low in fat and calories? If you make it according to this recipe, the whole bowl will only be 240 calories! So, go ahead- call your sister and tell her about this little miracle. And if you don't have a sister, call that girl you WISH was your sister! Shoot, call Danica Patrick! Congratulate her on taking the pole at Daytona. Then share the good news about these simple overnight oats! She'll thank you for it. No doubt. I think.