Nut Butter and All-fruit Jelly Overnight Oats
I'm posting this along with the blog on Pre-Run Nutrition as it's become one of my favorite go-to pre-long training run and or race fueling options; especially when there is travel or an early morning departure involved. It takes just a few minutes to prep the night before and all you need to do is grab it from the fridge and a spoon on your way out the door. And, if traveling and staying in a hotel room, most rooms come with a mini-fridge these days. You can easily pack the dry ingredients from home, and any market is going to have the nut butter, jelly, and plant-based milk of choice available. Enjoy!
1/2 cup unsweetened plain almond milk (or other plant-based milk of choice - I also enjoy it with hemp milk)
2 Tbsp almond butter (or nut butter of choice)
1 Tbsp jelly, no added sugar
1/2 cup rolled oats (sub GF, if needed)
1/2 banana sliced (optional)
In a glass storage container add almond (or other plant-based) milk, nut butter, and jelly and stir to combine.
Add oats and stir a few more times, then press down with a spoon to ensure all oats are covered by the milk.
Cover securely with a lid and set in the refrigerator overnight.
In the morning, if using, add the sliced banana
Overnight oats will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 days, though best within the first 12-24 hours.
Calories: 430; Carbohydrate 47g, Protein 16g, Fat 22g
(with quantities listed above and using unsweetened almond milk, almond butter, and fruit-only spread; no banana)
Note: I prefer this with just 1 TBL of nut butter; add or subtract to your liking.