the awesomeness that is OO

So, I've been hearing about OO {aka Overnight Oats | Oats in a Jar} for a long time. When I'm pinning away on Pinterest for recipe ideas, I'd see them a lot, but never tried making them. Then, when I started following some new healthy accounts on Instagram, I saw them everywhere. So, I tried them for the first time about 2 weeks ago. I started with something I knew I loved... oatmeal {of course} & peanut butter. I was probably a little to excited to wake up & eat breakfast that morning. I couldn't wait to try.
Let me tell you... the 'word' mmmmmm was used more than once.

 Peanut Butter OO

Peanut Butter OO

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

1/2c old fashioned oats

2T natural peanut butter

1/2c FF plain greek yogurt

1 scoop chocolate whey pwdr

1//4c unsw. almond milk

2tsp chia seeds

1tsp raw honey

Combine everything together in a leftover peanut butter jar & mix. Cover & put in the refrigerate overnight.  

 vanilla berry OO

vanilla berry OO

Next I tried some with berries in it. I keep a stash of frozen berries around for smoothies so I had these on hand. This was definitely a great summer breakfast. Filling & fresh tasting.

Vanilla Berry OO

1/3c old fashioned oats

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1/4c plain greek yogurt

3T cottage cheese

2T chia seeds

1/2-3/4c unsw. vanilla almond milk

blueberries, blackberries, raspberries  

Mix all together in a jar & refrigerate overnight. 

 PB Banana Chai OO

PB Banana Chai OO

Now this... was a sorta weird idea I had. Sticking a chai tea bag in the center of the mixed up oats. It lended a sort of subtle spice to the oats.  

PB Banana Chai OO

1/2c old fashioned oats

1/4c plain greek yogurt

1/4c cottage cheese

1/2-3/4c unsw. vanilla almond milk

1T cinnamon raisin swirl PB {pb&co} 

1T PB2 {powdered pb} 

1/2 banana cut into small pieces

Spiced Chai tea bag

Mix everything in the jar except the tea bag. Push tea bag into the center of the oat mixture. Refrigerate overnight & take out tea bag. Stir well. 

 

I hope you try these or your own version of OO. They're so awesome/yummy/filling. They're also great to take on the go. Make them ahead & take them with you on the way out the door in the morning to work or school.