If you’ve been playing along with me here on Tutus&Tea, you might already be familiar with my famous infatuation for OaTs. Perhaps it all started with a simple Apples & Oats introduction…later re-invented in Morning Menu Act II or subtly starring in my favorite homemade granola recipe...

Needless to say it’s a {happy} New Year, and fresh starts call for fresh recipes! So naturally, I will introduce you to my new favorite morning bowl of nutritious deliciousness: The inspired recipe I speak of is Overnight Oats! Not only does this genius little (pre-prepped) jar save you time in the wee morning hours, it’s a lovely, light way of incorporating a fiber-filled bowl of oats to jumpstart your day, without feeling weighted down by a hot bowl of oatmeal.

I love that this recipe leaves room for creativity, and is ultimately fail-proof. So feel free to give mine below a spin, then change it up a tid bit and let me know what works for you! Also….See below for a brilliant Dance Magazine article on Recipes {inspired} by other “tutus” on the foodie scene :)

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-Combine 1/2 cup of Oats, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 tablespoon of hemp seeds, 1 teaspoon of green tea matcha powder, 1/4 cup of your favorite nuts (I like to use a party mix of slivered almonds, raw cashews, and pistachios), 1 tablespoon of dried fruit (I use goji berries, apricots, cranberries or dates) in your favorite little bell jar. Give it a good shake until everything is mixed and mingled.

-Add 1/2 cup of milk (I use almond or soy), cap your jar, give it a shake, and store it in the fridge overnight.

-Sleep on it, and wake up to the most delightful {hearty} bowl of cold oats. Optional to serve them on top of greek yogurt, or with an additional splash of milk… Your fresh fruit of choice and a dainty drizzle of maple syrup. Bon Appetite!

tOats Begotes~ p.e.

….For Alexandra Danilova’s Honey Chicken, Una Kai’s *Danish* Apple Cake, Patricia Wilde’s Party Pistou, and Kent Stowell’s Salad, follow this lovely link and enjoy the gallery below… (Pictures from Dance Magazine’s Post)