SCOO (self-care overnight oatmeal)

I don’t know about you, but the last few weeks have been whirlwind town for me. Granted, I just got married, took a road trip throughout the south, hugged my family goodbye, packed up all my belongings, and moved into a new home in a new city.

Your life may not look ­exactly the same as mine, but I’m gonna go out on a limb and guess that you’re experiencing this WOOSH, too. You may be wrapped up in the holiday party rotation. Some of you are feeling enslaved to the never-ending office treats that magically appear on a daily basis. And a lot of you are just feeling extra snuggly this season.

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One thing I know to be true: this time of year is for staying IN. Not just physically, as in snuggling on the couch, but also for turning INWARD. The energy of winter is incredibly healing. The sun rises later, sets earlier, and everything  s l o w s   d o w n. Listening to the seasons, we can use this time to turn inward, listen to our bodies’ deepest needs, and nurture those desires. This is when the deep soul work happens. This is when we prime our bodies and environments for the months to come.

How do we do this? By ramping up our self-care during this special time. This is the season of giving. Spreading love, joy, and all ways of being of service, what a glorious gift it is to give to those around us! But darling, I urge you to take extra care of yourself. Do not forget your soul. It IS possible to take care of ourselves and still be IN our lives. It IS possible to care for our bodies, while continuing to show up to our social and professional commitments. All it takes is a teensy bit of thinking ahead.

I’ve got you covered this week with a stupid-easy, no-fuss recipe for SCOO. And by SCOO, I mean self-care overnight oatmeal. This is the kind of thing you can make late at night while still tipsy from your holiday party (seriously it takes little brain power and just minutes to throw together).

Is the best part that it takes less than 2 minutes to make?

That you magically have healthy food when you groggily wake up in the morning?

Or that you’re taking simple, small action steps to take the best care of yourself?

Why should I waste any more time debating? I’ll let YOU decide. ;)

SCOO (Self-Care Overnight Oatmeal)
Servings: 1

Ingredients:
¼ c. rolled oats
½ c. unsweetened almond milk for runny consistency (use slightly less if you like your oats less runny)
1 tbsp. maple syrup
Splash of vanilla extract
Dash of cinnamon
¼ c. fruit, such as sliced bananas or diced apples
Sprinkle dried unsweetened coconut flakes
1 heaping tbsp. of almond butter

Directions:

  1. Before going to bed, mix oats, almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cinnamon in a container that has a lid. Cover and refrigerate until morning.
  2. Upon waking, top with sliced bananas, coconut flakes, more cinnamon, and a scoop of generous drizzle of almond butter.


Notes:

  • You can gently reheat the cold oatmeal on stovetop for 30 seconds until warmed if this feels yummy to you. Save fruit and almond butter for post-heating.
  • This can be made any time of year, with any seasonal fruit. I invite you to get creative with your toppings!

What’s your favorite self-care go-to breakfast? I’m always looking for ideas, and I’d love to hear from YOU in the comments below. :)

Happy & healthy,
Michelle