If you have ever been camping, hiking, or adventuring, you have probably had some form of overnight oats. If you have not had them, you have definitely heard of them. Other than providing a nutritious meal, they are popular because of the ease in making them. Making oatmeal is no strenuous task to begin with, but overnight oats requires no cooking at all.
Overnight oats makes for a great meal for those who go hiking, or camping, but it also has its place with the fitness community. Everyone who consistently trains knows that it can be a struggle to find time to cook the food that one needs to meet their goals. Likewise, this food requirement often keeps serious competitors from venturing into hiking or camping, because it makes the difficulty of getting food even more difficult.
Luckily, meals like overnight oats can be “beefed” up to help accommodate us better. My favorite recipe for overnight oats is below, but really, overnight oats can be made to accommodate any needs based on what you put in it, all you need is oatmeal!
- 1/2 Cup Dry Oats
- 1/4 Cup 2% Milk
- 1/2 Cup Low Fat/Fat free Yogurt
- 1-2 Scoops Protein Powder
- 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 1 Tbsp Peanut Butter
- Cinnamon to taste
Add all dry ingredients first, stir in yogurt and milk. Cover and put in refrigerator overnight. That’s it.
Does not look that appetizing, but it is delicious!
Because of how easy this is to make, there is really no reason to have to sacrifice your diet in order to get outside and have those adventures.
Share your recipes in the comments and let me know how your overnight oats turn out!