Red solo cup… I’ll fill you up… proceed to party…Proceed to partyyyy….
Toby Keith speaks the truth. Red solo cups are good for many purposes. If you have any left over from a barbeque, this is a great way to use them for a portable, healthy, breakfast on the go. Try making overnight oats in them!
Overnight oats are quick-cooking oats that have been soaked in milk for at least six hours, topped with anything ranging from almond butter to frozen fruit. No cooking required! Just throw the ingredients together the night before, and you have yourself a healthy, filling breakfast waiting for you the next morning. I eat them often in the summertime because they are cool and keep me skinny during swimsuit season. Oats, chia seeds, unsweetend almond milk, and fruit are all foods that are amazing for us in the morning and keep our metabolisms revved up all day.
My favorite part about them is knowing that I have a healthy, delicious breakfast waiting for me when I wake up. Talk about motivation to get out of bed!
Here is how you make this simple recipe. I like to prepare this recipe in leftover solo cups because they fit in my car cup holder for my loooong commute to work, and I can recycle them later. Sometimes I make a whole bunch of cups and Jason will bring them to his golf buddies on a Saturday morning! It makes my heart feel good to see everybody eating so healthy and loving it. Here’s how you do it:
1 cup quick oats
1 cup vanilla almond milk (or milk of your choosing – this one just makes me feel good!)
1 pinch of chia seeds
1/4 cup frozen fruit (rasberries are my favorite)
1 tablespoon of almond butter, if desired
Pour equal portions of oats and almond milk into the cup. I think one cup per person is a nice serving size.
The oats should be barely covered by the almond milk. They will soak up the liquid overnight and become soft and sweet.
Next, add your toppings. Lately, I am partial to a pinch of chia seeds and a few frozen rasberries or blueberries. Jason likes his with a tablespoon of almond butter.
Finally, cover your breakfast and place it in the fridge to set for the night.
It has a unique taste and texture that will make you instantly addicted. I know that “cold oatmeal” sounds gross, but the slow absorption of vanilla almond milk into the oats makes them sweet, smooth, and perfect for a summer breakfast. I really do eat this for most of my weekday breakfasts and love the way they make me feel. I am alert and satiated for many hours, with no guilt.
And the red solo cup just says… it’s time to party! Even at breakfast!
Enjoy, y’all. Have a great Monday!