Overnight oats are a great go – to when you need a traveling option. Plus, soaking oats overnight aides in their digestion. Fast and healthy – doubly awesome.

To prep them the night before in less than 5 minutes, here’s the key to speed : Muesli

Muesli is a mix of oats, nuts, seeds, and dried fruit. Make sure you buy one without any added sugar! Bob’s red mill muesli is my favorite.  Since this mix already has all the good stuff mixed in, you don’t have to add any extras. There is some sugar in this muesli from the dried fruit, but it’s not added – side tip : read ingredient lists before checking nutrition labels. The ingredients are MUCH MORE important than the calories!

To cut back on sugar, I mix half plain, whole oats and half muesli, include some peanut butter or almond butter, sometimes half a scoop of protein powder (click here for protein powder insights) or half a banana.

This breakfast is filled with fiber and whole grains to keep your digestion moving and help you satisfied for a long morning of dancing and rehearsals.

When making overnight oats, don’t worry about measuring – your goal when you’re eating any meal should be to eat to the point of satisfaction – that can’t be measured with a measuring cup (although, after a while, you’ll likely be able to eye ball the amount that usually satisfies you).

After all your dry ingredients are added to a mason jar or travel container, fill with an unsweetened nut milk or milk of your choice, cap and refrigerate overnight!

What’s your go – to breakfast on the busiest mornings? Share in the comments below!!

The trick to the quickest overnight oats!
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Jess Spinner

Jess is a former professional ballet dancer turned Holistic Health, Nutrition, and Lifestyle Coach for high level dancers. She founded The Whole Dancer in 2015 after identifying a greater need for balance, wellness and support in the dance world. Since The Whole Dancer was founded, Jess has worked with 100's of dancers worldwide at top companies and schools. She has been featured in or written for Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine, Pointe Magazine, and Dance Spirit Magazine.

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