I think I’m the only one who has not dived into this new food trend. Scattered throughout Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook you’ll find all these fabulous recipes for overnight oats. And while they LOOK amazing, I’m not completely sold on them. I wonder, shouldn’t your oatmeal be hot to give you that warm fuzzy feeling?
With being said, I have embarked on the cold oatmeal thing but in a different form. I have finally stopped breastfeeding Gabriela (last Friday was the last time, actually. We made it almost 19 months! My original goal was 6 months so I’m pretty pleased by this) and I needed to figure a way to get breakfast in her quick before we headed out to our run. This child is the slowest eater around and if you’re not paying attention to her then she’ll go even slower. I hear my mother’s voice because I, too, was a slow eater. I’d rather talk than eat.
Anyway, we’ve been using food pouches for a late afternoon snack (I’m rather partial towards the Plum organics mighty 4 but they are a bit on the pricey side. I figured I make 90% of her food I should be able to make some sort of portable smoothie/pouchy thing. And it just so happens that I had won a 6 pack of these Moshiko reusable pouches. So off I went looking for ‘recipes’.
I knew I wanted to use oats as they tend to keep one filled up longer but I had no clue how to incorporate that into a smoothie type thingy. I’m not a smoothie person. Pina colada, sure, but smoothie? Not so much. So I basically kept seeing the same thing over and over of just blending the oats with a liquid and then adding in the fruits and veggies till you get the right consistency. So that’s what I tackled this morning. I blended together oats, little bananas, pears, apples, strawberries, and a dash of cinnamon with a vanilla pediasure and damn if it’s not tasty! It still has to go to the ultimate taster, though.
My thought is to fill the pouches I have, freeze, and pull them out the night before. This way I can give her one while we’re getting dressed or in the running jogger and her breakfast is done! At least that’s the plan!
So I wonder– how do you feel about overnight oats? Any awesome recipes?
Happy Wednesday and a chick update is coming this week! They are too cute!