3 delicious and easy recipes that can help you become a morning person

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Daily Hive Custom Content May 19, 2017 9:54 am 3,573

Don’t feel ashamed – we all hit the snooze button once in a while, or every single day.

We stretch. We yawn. We hesitate to throw our alarm clock out the window. We trudge on over to the shower but can’t help but feel that we’re bathing in the freezing Niagara Falls. It’s not pretty, and it’s not fun. The worst part? Our hunger flips on full throttle.

We need something to satisfy our growling stomachs, but there’s hope.

There are a few little things you can do before your head hits the pillow that will make getting up in the morning way easier. But what’s even better is that for once, you’ll enjoy waking up and you’ll have enough time to eat.

It’s easy.

Daily Hive teamed up with TV star Kortney Wilson from HGTV’s ‘Masters of Flip’ to collect some ‘no chef required’ recipes that make getting up in the morning fun. She prepares these overnight oats recipes for her own hungry kids, so just imagine how much they could help you. “You know exactly what they’re getting in their diets and it’s nice that you’re able to see the ingredients. I think having something that’s wholesome, nourishing, and quick is the key to success,” Wilson told Daily Hive in an interview.

The main ingredients? A mason jar, some fruit, some dairy, and some high-quality oats. The best part? These recipes make for a nourishing and mouth-watering option as part of breakfast – and making yours can take just a few minutes at night before you hit the sack.

Banana & Granola Overnight Oats

Banana & Granola Overnight Oats/Quaker

Simple, crunchy, and packed with the vibrant taste of freshly sliced bananas. You can thin this recipe out with unsweetened almond milk if desired. Either way the granola crunch is just what both your morning and body needs.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Quaker ® Large Flake Oats
  • 2 ripe bananas, 1 mashed, 1 chopped
  • 1 ¼ cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp hemp hearts
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch fine sea salt, optional
  • 2 tbsp Quaker ® Harvest Crunch ® Cereal

Directions

1. In a Mason jar or bowl, add Quaker ® Oats, mashed banana, Greek yogurt, honey, hemp hearts, cinnamon and sea salt. Stir to combine.

2. Top with chopped banana and Quaker ® Harvest Crunch ® cereal.

3. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Tropical coconut

Tropical coconut oats/Quaker

Even on the rainiest days, you’ll feel like you’ve travelled somewhere tropical with this special recipe. Sink your teeth into some crunchy coconut flakes and Quaker ® Large Flake Oats that will make you feel full of energy. You can thin it out with unsweetened almond milk in the morning or enjoy it thick and full of flavour.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Quaker ® Large Flake Oats
  • 1 small ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Pinch fine sea salt, optional
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes, divided (2 tbsp plus topping)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh mango, divided (1/4 cup plus topping)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh pineapple, divided (1/4 cup plus topping)

Directions

1. In a Mason jar or bowl, add Quaker ® Oats, mashed banana, Greek yogurt, honey, chia seeds and sea salt. Stir to combine.

2. Stir in 2 tbsp coconut flakes, 1/4 cup mango and 1/4 cup pineapple. Top with remaining mango, pineapple and finish with remaining coconut.

3. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Mixed berry 

Mixed berry oats/Quaker

Berries are always a good idea in the morning since they’ll give you a natural sugar rush. When you combine them with overnight oats you’ll have lots of energy to take on the day like a pro.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup Quaker ® Large Flake Oats
  • 1 ¼ cups vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp hemp hearts
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch fine sea salt, optional
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh strawberries, divided (1/4 cup plus topping)
  • 1/3 cup fresh blueberries, divided (1/4 cup plus topping)
  • ¼ tsp lemon zest

Directions

1. In a Mason jar or bowl, add Quaker ® Oats, Greek yogurt, hemp hearts, vanilla extract and sea salt. Stir to combine.

2. Stir in ¼ cup strawberries and ¼ cup blueberries. Top with remaining strawberries, blueberries and lemon zest.

3. Cover and refrigerate overnight.


Mornings felt pretty difficult before, but now you’ve found easy recipes that will help you enjoy waking up. And even if you don’t have time to eat at home, it’s easy to stow your Mason jar in a bag to eat at work or on-the-go.

Weekday mornings can be a rush, but with a little prep the night before, anyone can experience #OvernightSuccess with Quaker ®  overnight oats – a quick, wholesome, and delicious option for the morning.

What’s also cool about using Quaker ® overnight oats is that you can easily customize them to your tastes, especially perfect for all the picky eaters out there. Just add your favourite toppings and you’re good to go. Chances are that you’ve grown up with Quaker ®, recognizing the brand as a pantry staple – and its overnight oats recipes are taking that reality to the next level.

For more quick, mouth-watering recipes and drool-worthy inspiration visit Quaker overnight oats on Facebook and Twitter.


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