Overnight Oats have been taking over our Pinterest boards for the past couple of years–tempting us with their creamy consistency and additional toppings that add texture and bite. Here’s the catch…very few of us have actually taken the time to purchase all the ingredients and prepare our oats the night before. That’s exactly why The Pantry Doctor’s Overnight Oats are flying off the shelves of many local markets around the upstate and into our fridges.
Wendie Schneider, aka The Pantry Doctor, is a registered dietician and healthy living coach who believes wholeheartedly that you are what you eat. She started The Pantry Doctor blog/website on the philosophy of “produce before pills” and strives to help people better themselves by eating real foods, establishing a fitness routine, managing stress, and overall becoming a happier, healthier person.
When The Pantry Doctor asked me to sample some of her Overnight Oats, I was super excited as I try my best (when I’m not going out to eat all the time) to eat healthy. The biggest selling point of these oats is the sheer convenience factor. You literally fill the container with milk of your choice (I used almond milk), place them in the fridge overnight and they are ready to enjoy in the morning. Also, they are all packed with super foods that you don’t usually have in your pantry such as goji berries, spirulina, bee pollen and many more. With all of the flavors described below, I added a drizzle of maple syrup and some fresh fruit over the top.
Here is my breakdown of flavors starting with my two favorites:
Beautie: With a name like “beautie” how can you go wrong? This flavor consists of rolled oats, collagen powder, walnuts, cacao nibs, chia seeds and acai powder. Little did I know, but acai is known as the “beauty fruit” because it is full of antioxidants and makes your skin look younger and healthier. I especially loved the big chunks of walnuts and hint of chocolate in this flavor.
Stress Less: We all need a little less stress in our lives. Full of the most unfamiliar ingredients of them all, this flavor includes rolled oats, dried blueberries, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, cacao nibs, maca, red reishi mushroom powder and ashwaganda powder. So I may not know how to pronounce a few of those ingredients, but I do know that the dried blueberries added a slight tartness and chewiness that I adored.
Energee: The simplest of the flavors, Energee comes with rolled oats, goji berries, cacao nibs, chia seeds, unsweetened coconut, maca and spirulina. Anything with coconut and I’m a happy camper. Interesting fact: 57g per 100g of spirulina is easily digestible, plant-based protein. So, this flavor keeps you full and energized all the way until lunchtime!
Immunitee: This flavor includes the densest natural source of vitamin C in the world: camu camu! Along with the camu camu (which comes from a shrub found in the Amazon rainforest) is rolled oats, bee pollen, peanut butter powder, turmeric, ginger and cinnamon. This flavor felt the most nourishing to me due to the peanut butter flavor mixed with a hint of cinnamon. It tastes delicious with some sliced banana.
If you want to make your own overnight oats, more power to you! But, I doubt they can stand up to the texture, flavors and quality of ingredients that come in The Pantry Doctor’s Overnight Oats. You can find these oats at Lowes Foods, Kuka Juice, Swamp Rabbit Café, Two Chefs and Healthletic Meals, or order them online through The Pantry Doctor’s website.