There's something about overnight oats that just feels sooo totally comforting. Its kind of like waking up to a really wholesome, filling breakfast that's already made for ya. Just like something a grandma would fix up for ya!
I posted today on Instagram about how lucky I am to have found my life's passion. Being a RD (registered dietitian) is about more than just loving food, eating food, prioritizing healthy food. Its about understanding how nutrients, vitamins, minerals, macronutrients work in the body to yield true health.
Something as simple as adding a cup of pumpkin to your overnight oatmeal boosts the vitamin A, vitamin C, choline, folic acid and fiber content...meaning for an additional mere 50 calories of pumpkin you'll feel fuller longer, fight the aging process, recover quicker from a workout and get an entire cup more of yummy food to eat. Um, yas yas yas please!
Overnight Pumpkin Oats
Prep Time - 5 Minutes
1 cup pumpkin
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin spice
1 dash caramel stevia drops *
1 pinch salt
1 scoop whey protein *
1/2 cup dried oats
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk
1. Add pumpkin, spices, whey protein and stevia to the bottom of the jar. Mix well.
2. Top with oats.
3. Pour milk on top. Shake well.
4. Let sit overnight or stick in the fridge to get cold and thick!
* In my home, I keep unflavored grass fed whey protein at-the-ready and sweeten with stevia. This way, I do not need a stock of chocolate AND vanilla AND plain whey protein powders; I can just flavor accordingly. This recipe would taste great with a flavored whey protein even without stevia.