Peaches are in season and I, personally, can’t get enough of them!
After falling in love with this Sweet Peach Cobbler for Two recipe, especially its use of my new favorite in-season fruit, I decided to incorporate peaches in another new recipe. I started off by picking up Lowfat Peach Kefir at the grocery store, then decided on a simple, easy to follow, and extremely quick breakfast recipe! After that, I chose a few additional ingredients, such as rolled oats and Chia seeds, for their high protein content! I like to say these foods have a high “fill factor”, meaning that because of the amount of protein they contain, you’ll feel fuller longer after enjoying them!
This summer I haven’t had as much time to whip up a fancy breakfast as I would like. In fact, most of the time I find myself relying on cereal (Puffins is my current favorite cereal!) or overnight oats to reduce the overall amount of time I’m spending on the first meal of the day. Overnight oats are a special favorite of mine, as they require little to no preparation in the morning and contain lots of protein and complex carbs. Perfect for the most important meal of the day!
These oats pack a protein punch, with 17g of protein per serving, and are full of Omega-3’s and complex carbs. This specific combination of macros will fuel you with energy early in the morning, and keep you running until lunch. Plus, I’ve found that if I eat a high protein breakfast, I’m not as hungry later in the day!
Oh, and let’s not forget the sweet, juicy peaches included in this recipe! By adding half of a peach to the oats the night before, the oats have a chance to soak up the delicious peach juice. Then in the morning, the addition of the second half of the peach adds the freshness you crave so early in the morning.
This recipe makes me wish peaches were in season all year round! 😉
Peach Overnight Oats
- 1/3 c rolled oats
- 2/3 c lowfat peach kefir
- 1 tbs Chia seeds
- 1 peach
Combine oats, kefir, and chia seeds in a mason jar. Cut peach in half, then slice one of the halves into small slices. Add peach slices to mason jar and stir into oats. Let sit in the refrigerator overnight (or for at least 8 hours). In the morning, remove from the fridge and give it a quick stir. Slice remaining half of peach, then stir into overnight oats. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 1 serving)