Overnight oats are quickly becoming a life-saver in our house. We’re in the middle of a move and literally have ZERO extra time. Translation = I’m almost 36 weeks pregnant and my to-do list is so long… yet the majority of it I can’t actually do. Supervising is actually not my thing. I’m a doer. I make lists, check boxes and get things done… but if I hadn’t already figured out by now that becoming a parent is all about letting go, this move is teaching me that. So I’m letting go of almost all that I can, but at least still having a homemade breakfast (even if it’s not hot!) gives me a false sense of control ;).
And these oats are the best ever because they have blueberries and lemon! I have a total lemon obsession (I should probably start a recipe archive section just for blueberries and another one for lemon- between the two, there are more than 20 KISS recipes that would go in those categories!). Lemon makes everything better- even moving at 9 months preggo. Lemon makes Braxton Hicks, back pain and cankles seem more manageable (okay I’m totally lying- lemon isn’t THAT great).
As I shift into May- the last month I’ll have this precious baby girl inside of me, I’m also shifting to focusing on more make ahead recipes, smoothies or anything else that is extra fast. Which ideally, shouldn’t be too terribly different than the norm since this blog was founded on the basic of simple nutrition and recipes. KISS = Keep it simple, Shannon. My dad always used to tell me to KISS it (with that final S standing for Shannon, not stupid) and I’m sure that’s just some of the advice he’d give me today about parenthood.
I’ll also be highlighting some of my favorite postpartum and newborn essentials in the weeks and months to come! KISS in the Kitchen will soon be featuring some helpful tidbits to the tune of KISS in the Nursery and KISS in the Casa!
KISS Tip: These overnight oats are made in 8oz mason jars which are the perfect breakfast size, but you could also do 4oz jars for snack purposes and add a little nut butter in for a protein boost!
KISS Blueberry Lemon Overnight Oats
Time: 10 minutes
Makes: 4 cups (4, 8oz mason jars)
1 1/2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
4 tsp ground flax seed
2 cups plant-based milk (I used Ripple Unsweetened Vanilla)
1/2 cup soy vanilla yogurt
1 cup blueberries
1 Tbsp fresh lemon zest
1.) Place all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl with a pour spout and mix until ingredients are well combined.
2.) Pour or spoon oatmeal into 4 mason jars and top with additional blueberries.
3.) Place in fridge overnight or for at least 8 hours. Enjoy!
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