Overnight Oatmeal Dream in a Mason Jar

My Registered Dietitian friend stopped by and handed me a mason jar filled with what she called Oatmeal Dream!

I am NOT an oatmeal eater just because of the texture, but this did look good, so I wanted to give it a try. It was not bad at all! Listen, I have come a long way in transitioning from foods that were not so supportive to my goals, to foods that I knew would help me a long the way. I did not want to sacrifice my health just because of taste.

My one big sacrifice I made about 6 years ago was transitioning from flavored yogurt to plain Greek yogurt with chocolate chips, a pinch of raw sugar and strawberries in it, to now just plain Greek yogurt and fresh fruit.

I was trying to over power the bitter taste of the plain yogurt with something sweet when in essence I was doing more damage than good. As soon as I began the plain greek yogurt and fresh fruit, it was a dramatic change in me, my weight and how I felt overall. Now I can even eat greek yogurt by itself if I wanted.

I say all of that to say, your pallet (tongue) can be trained from all of the processed sugary foods to more supportive healthier options that we may turn our noses up to.

ANYWHO, back to the Oatmeal Dream….

I was informed that oatmeal, now, is no longer considered a “breakfast” food but rather a anytime food or act as a snack. The good thing about using a mason jar is because you can measure how much you want-

Here are the ingredients for this Oatmeal Dream:

  • Walnuts
  • Oats
  • Craisins
  • Dried Coconut
  • Cinnamon
  • Coconut Milk
  • Flaxseeds
  • Chia Seeds
  • Hemp Seeds

Based on how thick or thin you want your jar of oats to be depends on how much liquid you use. Other liquid options to use with your oats, could be

  • Almond Milk
  • Water
  • Regular Milk

Pour in and let all of the ingredients, combined, sit overnight in the fridge. In the morning, or whenever you are ready to eat, the liquid will have been absorbed by the oats and other ingredients.

You can have it hot or cold.

The great thing about this is you can “build” your own Oatmeal dream jar with ingredients you enjoy. You could add fresh fruit and/or yogurt to it.

You’ll have a powerful jar of goodness ready to eat!

Enjoy!

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