Recipe: Citrus Overnight Oatmeal

Photo by: EA Stewart ©2015, Television Food Network, G. P. All Rights Reserved.

EA Stewart, 2015, Television Food Network, G. P. All Rights Reserved.

Brighten your morning with a nourishing bowl of Citrus Overnight Oatmeal topped with fresh, seasonal oranges!

Packed with protein and vitamin C, this easy make-ahead breakfast recipe was inspired by a childhood favorite, the Orange Julius my dad would get for me when we went to the local mall to go ice skating — what a treat!

My “grown-up” but kid-friendly version is equally delicious, albeit a bit healthier, I imagine, with pure orange juice, egg white protein powder, fresh in-season oranges and a sprinkle of sliced almonds.

Give it a try and see if it brings back childhood memories for you, too!

Citrus Overnight Oatmeal

1/2 cup uncooked oats

3/4 cup orange juice

1 scoop unsweetened egg white powder (e.g., Jay Robb)

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/2 orange, peeled and chopped

1 tablespoon sliced almonds

Combine oats, orange juice and salt in a glass Mason jar, or bowl, and place in refrigerator, covered, overnight.

The next morning, peel and chop 1/2 of an orange. Stir oatmeal mixture, then top with chopped fresh orange and sliced almonds.

Per Serving: Calories 370; Fat 5 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 516 mg; Carbohydrate 51 g; Fiber 6 g; Sugars 29 g; Protein 32 g

EA Stewart, MBA, RD is a registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in wellness and GI nutrition. In addition, EA is the creator of The Spicy RD, which features delicious gluten-free recipes made from healthy, seasonal ingredients.

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