Did you know that eating breakfast before working out not only provides the energy needed to build muscle and have an effective workout it also prevents muscle breakdown and injury?
But I always hear “I don’t have time eat before I workout”
If you make your breakfast the night before, you can find time to eat. I love overnight oats for a few reasons
They taste delicious
They can be a breakfast, pre or post workout snack or late night snack
They can be made in bulk at the beginning or the week
They are cold which is perfect for warm summer days or hot training.
You can make them to match your macros perfectly.
I’ve been developing my recipe over the years and recently I came up with this simple delicious way to make overnight oats. I use (per serving)
1 packet of gluten free cinnamon oatmeal
1 cup Y2 greek yogurt
5 blueberries/5 raspberries/2 cherries
1 piece of coconut sliced ( you can use dried unsweetened coconut flakes or raw cacao nibs
I love this recipe because it takes about 5 mins to make in batches. You can multiple the ingredients to make 4 at once. It is loaded with protein, has a nice amount of complex and simple carbs, antioxidants and probiotics. The tart from the yogurt mixes well with the sweet fruit and oats.