Thank you to Silk (#SilkCreamer) for sponsoring today’s post, any opinions expressed are my own. Almond Overnight Oats are a simple, healthy, make-ahead breakfast and a great energy source to start your day. Check out my favorite recipe!
I have a confession to make.
I’m not really a breakfast person.
I know…I know…Yes I know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it’s so important to break the fast that your body has gone through during the night shortly after you wake up.
However, what usually happens is that I drink water first and that is followed by coffee. Then I usually don’t want anything until much later so I will have a snack before it is time for lunch. Plus my mornings are usually busy and time just gets away from me and I don’t always have the time to cook something. I can also get a little bored with having the same thing for breakfast each and every day. I can only eat eggs so many days in a row before they turn me off.
Doesn’t that sound like a whole bunch of excuses?
You are absolutely right!
As I get older, I am beginning to realize that I simply cannot get away with some of the things that I used to. My body just doesn’t bounce back as quickly as it did when I was younger. This is coming from a girl that would stop by the store on her way to class for a soda pop and candy bar. Yep, I did that.
But it’s not about focusing on what was, but instead paying more attention to the small changes that I can do today to make me better. Creating small changes that will ultimately lead to my overall health.
Now I will probably still wake up and drink water and coffee…that is not going to change. My coffee always has my favorite Silk Almond Creamer, which is vanilla. I love this creamer because it is lactose-free, dairy-free, with a nutty flavor, subtle sweetness, and a hint of vanilla. This is a staple in my house.
When it comes to breakfast something that takes little time to prepare is overnight oats. You place all of the ingredients into a jar, stir, and place in the refrigerator to be ready to grab in the morning. This recipe can be changed each day by using different nuts, seeds, and fruit, making the possibilities endless. The basic overnight oats recipe is a mixture of old-fashioned oats, yogurt, milk, and chia seeds to thicken. I decided to substitute the milk for Silk’s Vanilla Almond Creamer and let me tell you that with this addition I did not need to add any sweetener at all. I also substituted the yogurt for Silk’s Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative and added in some almond extract to make these Almond Overnight Oats my new favorite recipe.
It’s so delicious that I am having it more often and enjoying breakfast again because progress is perfection. Each morning that I take time to slow down and have breakfast, I have a small victory that my body thanks me for.
Now it is your turn…what are some ways that you make sure progress is perfection. Please share them in the comment section below and remember nothing is too small. If you want to learn more about Silk Almond Creamers as well as ALL of Silk’s other delicious products, feel free to sign up for their exclusive newsletter at www.silk.com/signup or you can easily find Silk products at your local grocery store. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.
Almond Overnight OatsPrint Recipe
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup Silk vanilla Almondmilk yogurt alternative
- 1 cup Silk vanilla Almond Creamer
- 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- your favorite fruit, nut, and seed topping
Using a large jar or container with a lid, add the oats, yogurt, Silk Vanilla Almond Creamer, chia seeds, and almond extract.
Mix well to combine and cover with the lid.
Place in the refrigerator overnight or up to 4 hours.
Remove when ready to serve, add to a bowl, and top with your favorite toppings.
Store any leftover in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.