Yes, I know that you must be in shock. You never see recipes on my blog nor do I ever mention meal preparation or cooking.
But I was inspired by Chocolate RunsJudy and I was bored. Last Sunday, I had done my errands and the laundry. It was still raining and was forecast to rain all day. I don’t have a treadmill so I had to skip my run. (I don’t run in the rain unless it’s a big race,)
So I decided to make overnight oats.
Oatmeal is my favorite pre-race food. I usually buy the re-packaged variety and add raisins and sometimes chia.
I looked around my kitchen for ingredients that I already had and came up with this recipe (based on a recipe from My Whole Food Life with some additions):
1/2 cup of gluten-free steel oats (you can use regular steel oats or rolled oats)
1 tsp chia seeds
1 tsp flax meal (I didn’t have any so I didn’t add it)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla extract or 1T whey vanilla protein powder (I used protein powder)
1/4 tsp nutmeg (I also didn’t have this either)
2T unsweetened apple sauce
2 tsp maple syrup
1/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
Throw all the ingredients in a jar or container and mix well. Cover and stick in the fridge overnight.
You can eat it cold or heat it up in the microwave.
I ate it warm before my run on Monday morning and yesterday. I liked it but I didn’t love it. So the verdict is still out (Packaged oatmeal tastes better and it is easier.)
I may have to try some other varieties before I give up on the idea of eating healthy oatmeal.
Happy Running! Do you make overnight oats? What is your favorite kind?