What is a healthy breakfast choice if you don’t like smoothies?
When looking for healthy breakfast ideas, one of the most common suggestions you’ll come across are breakfast smoothies. These are great for so many reasons and can be customized based on your personal taste and nutritional needs. Breakfast smoothies are an amazing way to pack a ton of nutrients into a single glass! You can also sneak in some greens, which is super helpful since many of us don’t consume enough dark, leafy greens on a daily basis.
But what if you don’t want a smoothie for breakfast? Are there other options that are just as healthy? Thankfully, yes! If for whatever reason, you are just not digging the smoothie trend, I’ve got another idea for you. How about some overnight oats? Now, I do happen to be a smoothie lover, but as the weather has started to get cooler, I’m finding myself craving a hot breakfast in the morning. But I don’t want to give up all the health benefits of breakfast smoothies.
Overnight oats to the rescue!
Oatmeal has been touted as a healthy breakfast for quite some time, although the sweetened versions are not necessarily the best choice. Ideally, you want to use rolled oats and add your own flavoring, preferably without too much sugar. Believe it or not, overnight oats can actually be healthier than your standard bowl of oatmeal — and a lot tastier too!
Recipes for overnight oats use rolled oats as opposed to the heavily processed kind found in most prepackaged oatmeal. Rolled oats are rich in fiber, protein, and vitamins and minerals, such as iron, zinc, and copper. The beauty of this breakfast is that it can be customized much in the same way as your smoothie. All it takes is a little bit of prep time the night before and you’ll have a delicious, nutritious breakfast waiting in your fridge the next morning!
Ready to give overnight oats a try? Here are some of my favorite recipes:
- Peanut Butter and Chocolate Overnight Oats (Trial and Eater)
- French Toast Overnight Oats (Smart Little Cookie)
- Peanut Butter Banana Protein Overnight Oats (lemons + zest)
- Latte Overnight Oats with Greek Yogurt (Food Faith Fitness)
- Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats with Chia (Ambitious Kitchen)
While you may not want to mix in leafy greens with your overnight oats (ick!), you can instead stir in some green powder to get the benefits. There are plenty of other recipes out there to suit your fancy and once you see how easy it is, I’ll bet you’ll be hooked! Enjoy!
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