Overnight Oats – how to make the mornings easier

by | Jul 19, 2022 | Recipes | 0 comments

If you are like me, the mornings can be challenging! Gym, lunches, and getting kids ready for school; it can be hard trying to fit in a healthy breakfast. If I remember the night before I try to make overnight oats – the base recipe is pretty simple to replicate, then you can mix it up by adding different toppings.

In this recipe I will show you how I do my snickers overnight oats.

You will need (for the base)
1/4 cup yoghurt (I like chiobani greek yogurt)
1 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon peanut butter (I like mayvers crunchy PB)
2 scoops protein powder (vanilla but any will work)

Mix all items together and place in fridge.

For snickers overnight oats, you will add 2 more layers:
Melt 1 heaped tablespoon of biscoff spread and then add 1 tablespoon of maple syrup. Mix to a liquid consistency and then spread over the top.
Melt a handful of white choc buds in the microwave in a microwave safe dish, and then add 1 heaped tablespoon of plain yoghurt. Mix together well and then add to the top layer.

Add some chopped white snickers! They come in a pack of 2 so chop up 1 between 2 bowls.

FOUR : Trapezius and neck. 

I get a lot out of this one but it is strong, so be careful and don’t overdo it if it doesn’t feel right. This is best done with a towel over the spikey ball. Lie down on it and have the ball to the side of your neck/upper shoulder region. Find the spot, and then slowly move your head back and forth like you are rotating your head side to side. Spend 1-2 minutes each side and repeat twice. 

FIVE: Hip flexor region.  

When we sit for too long, the hips are generally in the 90 degrees position, which means the hip flexors can become tighter. You can help this by having regular stretch breaks – standing up and walking around is sometimes enough to stretch out this area. If you are starting to feel cramping in this area give the spikey ball a go. Lie on your front and place the spikey ball in your hip area. Start with pressure by simply relaxing into the ball, and then you may add some small movements to help release this area. Spend 3-5 min on each side.