Coffee + cream, vanilla overnight oats, an XL juicy red grapefruit, slippers and sweats for just ten more minutes, and it’s a happy Monday for this teacher.
But before I launch into telling you every little detail of my most obsessive breakfast to date, I need to tell you about something Pinch-of-Yum-related that’s coming soon! Drumroll? No? Okay, it’s cool.
with lotsa recipes and bonus resources to make eating well the best it can be! Healthy, delicious, and weeknight do-able. YES! YAY! I’m so excited.
The emphasis of the cookbook is whole foods and mouth-loving flavors teaming up to make practical, approachable recipes. And bonus for recipes being both healthy and totally craveable. I mean like good, real foods that taste awesome and can be made without pulling your hair out. That is this. This is awesome. And awesome is us.
Which reminds me.
I would love to have your input on things like recipes and design and allow you the chance to see some of the behind-the-scenes stuff that’s been happening with this thing already, so I’ve created a Pinch of Yum VIP Team group on Facebook! My thought is that this is a place where we can be all like let’s-add-more-garlic-to-that-sauce-because-garlic-rocks-and-ew-stop-using-so-much-cabbage-I-mean-who-even-likes-that-and-does-anyone-even-eat-meat-anymore-and-my-kids-are-loving-pomegranates-right-now-and-quinoa-is-so-last-year and all that other important work.
I would be so happy to see your virtual face there!
If you want in with the group –>
Search for Pinch of Yum VIP Team on Facebook and request to join the group!
I’ll approve you, we’ll be friends, it’ll be the bomb dot com.
K, enough about superdelicious healthy recipes in an eCookbook that I can’t stop thinking about and that I will share with you just as soon as possible. Promise.
These overnight oats are yet another thing I can’t stop thinking about. I’ve always been the kind of person who is already scheming about breakfast before even getting into bed for the night. So when I know that I’ve prepped some overnight oats for myself, let’s just say the dreaming starts just after dinnertime and basically catapaults me out of bed at 6am. Bjork is rolling his eyes right now. But mentally, believe it or not, I AM catapaulting.
Nothing sends me into the kitchen at neck-breaking 6am speeds like this creamy, vanilla-y, wholesome and filling cup of overnight oats with juicy plump blueberries and nutty flax. And I swear to you that I am exercising all my willpower right now not to get up, go to the kitchen, and prepare tomorrow’s batch. IT’S THAT GOOD.
I’ll be straight with you here: overnight oats are like, kinda old news. I mean, people were really into this whole thing like, what? 8 years ago? but I’m notoriously late to the game, just like usual (remember Pinterest?) and now that I’m here, I am determined to make up for lost time. Ten reasons why these are great:
- Can be made ahead.
- Eat-able on the go.
- Mix and match-able.
- Healthy and filling.
- Brown sugar is yummy.
- Husband approves.
- Save money on husband’s coffee shop breakfast habit.
- Use money to buy mass quantities of oats. Which is still saving money because oats cost one penny.
- Tastes like something from the clouds.
- I’M FEELING GOOD.
Do you really need a recipe for this? Probably no, because most people know how to put yogurt, water, and oats together in a dish. But I do need the recipe, otherwise it’s going to tick me off that this post has no recipe box in it. Just deal with me, okay?
These overnight oats have flax, blueberry, and vanilla yogurt to make them creamy, nutty, and the best healthy breakfast you’ll ever eat.
- 1/2 cup rolled oats OR quick oats
- 2/3 cup water
- 1/2 cup lowfat vanilla yogurt
- 1 tablespoon flaxmeal
- 1 baby pinch of salt
- blueberries, pecans, brown sugar, and other goodies for topping
- In an individual food storage container, add the ingredients in the order listed (except for toppings). Do not stir. Refrigerate overnight.
- In the morning, stir up the mixture; it should be thick and the oats should be completely soft. Add the toppings of your choice. Repeat forever.
The different varieties of oats affect the texture, so if you like a thicker, chewier texture go for rolled oats and if you prefer something softer and creamier, go for quick cooking oats.
PS. Psst, food loving friend! Remember you were going to join that group and become a behind the scenes co-planner with me?
Just didn’t want you get distracted there.