Pre-Workout Overnight Oats

Pre-Workout Overnight Oats

Written by Michelle Daniel, owner of The Lifestyle Technique, LLC

Overnight oats is a great pre-run breakfast choice.  It’s easy to make, eat and digest.  Plus it provides a ton of carbs: one half-cup gives you about 64 total grams! Of course, every runner is different in terms of fueling and metabolism, but I have found that oats provide an optimal breakfast for runners. Oats, protein, and any mix-ins can provide you with a great balance of energy, but also some fiber. Knowing how your body reacts to different foods will pay off as you prepare for your race day. Enjoy!
Overnight Oats Recipe
Base Ingredients:
1/2 Cup Overnight Oats
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Almond milk, oat milk, or coconut milk
Suggested optional add-ins:
1 TBSP Almonds
2 TBSP Chia Seeds or Flaxseed
1/4 cup Berries
1/2 Banana
2 TBSP Peanut Butter or Almond Butter
1 Scoop Protein Powder
2 TBSP Honey, maple syrup, agave
2 TBSP Coconut, unsweetened
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
For all recipes:
1. Combine base ingredients plus all ingredients for desired flavor in a bowl or jar that can be sealed and stir well.
2. Refrigerate overnight.
3. Add an extra splash of unsweetened almond milk, oat milk, or coconut milk. (Regular milk can be used in the recipe if desired.)
4. Serve hot or cold.

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