I eat breakfast at my desk 5 days a week. Needless to say, I’ve got quite a few portable breakfast recipes up my sleeve. The one I return to time and time again is this bowl (or jar, as it were) of oatmeal. Let me begin this by saying that nothing is less sexy than oatmeal. Nobody thinks longingly of a bowl of oatmeal, but we’re adults and we understand that we should eat oatmeal for all of its health benefits. But youcan have a sexy bowl of oatmeal, and I’ll tell you how.
This oatmeal is extremely filling. It keeps me full for 3-4 hours, so I’m not tempted to snack before lunch. And it’s also really healthyand delicious. Essentially, what I’m telling you is that this is all you could hope for in a bowl of oatmeal. This is the elusive sexy oatmeal.
Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats
Serves: 1, Prep Time: 5 minutes
- 1/2 cup rolled or Old-Fashioned oats (which are actually the same thing!)
- 1/2 scoop Vanilla Whey Protein Powder (I use Vanilla Creme Muscle Milk, simply because it was on sale. I hear from people that are really into Protein Powder that this is a really low-quality one, but I think it works just fine for this recipe)
- 1/2 T chia seeds
- 1/2 banana,chopped
- 1 T chunky peanut butter
- 3/4 c 1% milk (you can substitute any type of milk here: whole, skim, almond, coconut, etc. The nutrition info provided at the end of this recipe is for 1% milk)
In the vessel you’ll be eating these oats in, combine the oats, protein powder and chia seeds. I like using a mason jar or small tupperware container. Put the lid on your container and shake until the dry ingredients are well combined. Remove the lid.
Next, add the banana and peanut butter. At this point, if you’re not going to eat it the next day you can put it in the fridge just like this until you’re ready for it. I’ve prepped them 5 days in advance and they keep really well.
The night before you wish to eat these oats, pour the milk in, close the container and give it another good shake, making sure there are no clumps at the bottom. Refrigerate overnight.
When ready to eat, microwave for 50-60 seconds just until warmed through. Give it a good stir to combine all ingredients, and enjoy this delicious, healthy, filling, and undeniably sexy oatmeal!