Never skip the breakfast. This is something I really had to work on when I started running and going to the gym regularly. Without breakfast you are effectively running on empty, like trying to start the car with no petrol! “Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper” – a well known phrase but do you follow it? Overnight oats for runners is my very special recipe to start the day right.
You should never let your breakfast fall low in your list of priorities even if you’re super busy in the morning. This is why my Overnight Oats for runners are a great idea because you will prepare them at night so all you have to do in the morning is grab them and leave off to work.
Overnight Oats For Runners Ingredients
The ingredients are pretty simple: You’ll need 1 cup slow-cook steel-cut oats, 1 scoop of whey proteins (I recommend Vital Proteins Collagen Whey), water and frozen or fresh fruits. Adding proteins to your oats is a very common combination.
I’m using Vital Proteins because I love their collagen whey with vanilla and coconut flavor. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body ensuring the health and vitality of your skin, hair, tendon, cartilage, bones and joints. I always make sure to maintain my amount of collagen to promote youthful skin, healthier hair, and stronger nails.
The recipe: easy & simple
So, how to prepare the Overnight Oats for runners? Before bed, pour 1 cup of slow-cook steel-cut oats, 1 scoop Vital Proteins and 3 1/2 cups boiling water into the mug. Seal and shake and the oats will be ready to eat by morning. Then you can stir in fruit, nuts, or whatever you want. I prefer frozen fruits in the winter and fresh raspberries or strawberries in the summer. This recipe will increase your morning efficiency and leave you feeling like you’re having dessert for breakfast!
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