As most of us have heard by now, breakfast is an important—if not the most important—meal of the day. After waking up on an empty stomach, our bodies need fuel to gear up for the day that lay ahead. However, whether shuffling kids out the door to school or trying to fit in a 10-minute yoga session before heading off to work, the minutes to grab breakfast are often absent. One of the best ways to ensure this essential meal isn’t missed is to prepare the night before.
Overnight oats, a relatively new trend that involves mixing oats with a creamy base (generally yogurt) and letting it rest in the refrigerator overnight, lets you do just this. Overnight oats also takes standard oatmeal, a go-to, fiber-filled nourishment for the body, to the next level. Here you’ll find three variations, including one vegan version, so that you can say goodbye to inhaling (or even worse, skipping) your morning breakfast.