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RB Sports Nutrition Recipes: Overnight Oats

RB Sports Nutrition Recipes: Overnight Oats

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This recipe is great nutritionally for a number of reasons:
1. Whole grains, protein, and healthy fats are a great way to get the day started. The fiber and fat help keep you full longer.
2. Chia is one of the best sources of non-animal protein and packs about five grams of protein per two tbsp serving, as well as omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation.
3. Cinnamon is an anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant ingredient.
4. Provides a full serving of greens at breakfast! 
5. Everyone knows that calcium is really important for bone health, but so is magnesium. Insufficient magnesium can also cause muscle cramping, which we want to avoid to maintain peak performance. Cashews are a great source of magnesium for bone health and mineral balance.
Plus, it is easy to take on the go!

Recipe:
1 cup flax milk (any non-dairy milk is fine, but avoid anything with added sugar)
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp raw cashew butter (can substitute nut butter of your choice)
1/4 avocado
2 handfuls spinach
1/2 ripe frozen banana
blend

In a mason jar, put 1/2-2/3 cup rolled oats and 2 tbsp chia seeds, pour smoothie into the jar and mix around to distribute the chia seeds and oats evenly. Put in the fridge and enjoy in the morning!



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This recipe comes from RedBird’s own Lauren Badell, who has been a part of the RedBird community since 2012.  She is a graduate of RedBird’s 450-hour teacher training program and a RedBird teacher since 2014. She is also currently a student at the University of Texas, in her last semester of the Didactic Program of Dietetics (aka Nutritional Sciences). Lauren loves to nerd out on ways to use food as fuel to maximize performance and help clients achieve measurable, lasting results. She is excited to grow and expand RedBird’s nutrition education programs after graduation . 

This recipe is is inspired by one of Lauren’s favorite food blogs, Oh She Glows. Check it out for more creative, nutritious recipes!


(1) Comments
  1. Excellent! Tasty and nourishing. Makes those 100s so much stronger. RedBird is once again ahead of the curve with a recipe featuring chia seeds, see today’s AA-S!

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