Refrigerator Oatmeal: The Breakfast You Need to Try

Does the thought of ransacking your kitchen for breakfast make you want to crawl back under the covers? Us, too. That’s why our go-to fuel is all about convenience. Enter: Overnight oats, aka refrigerator oatmeal. Take five minutes to prepare it the night before and you’ll have a delicious and filling meal that’s ready to eat come morning.

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“Get ready to stay fuller, longer, with this breakfast that is packed with fiber and protein,” says Daily Burn 365 trainer Erika Shannon. The combination of portability and nutrition makes them a winning breakfast option, she says. Oats deliver fiber, nut butter packs healthy fats, and berries add immunity-boosting antioxidants. This easy recipe is the perfect start to any busy day. (Did you know that you might eat 50 percent less at lunch if you have oatmeal in the morning? Score!)

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Refrigerator Oatmeal: The Breakfast You Need to Try
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4-Ingredient Refrigerator Oatmeal Recipe


1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup almond milk
2 tablespoons nut butter (or almond peanut butter)
1/2 cup berries or other fruit


  1. Pour your oats into a clean bowl or mason jar. Add almond milk and nut butter and mix thoroughly.
  2. Cover and store in the fridge overnight (or for at least eight hours). Top with fresh berries.

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