I got my hands on some Oats Over Night to try throughout this last month and loved it! It came to me at a perfect time — right as “Back To School” was starting for my Son going into Kindergarten!
If you follow me on social you likely already know I am kept pretty busy (read: crazy) by two adorable 3 & 5 year old tiny humans! My boys keep life interesting and beautiful — but wreak (loud) havoc on my once structured morning routine!
Finding simplicity in the mornings is key for me, and skipping breakfast is not an option since I typically log early morning miles on my runs — I actually eat breakfast twice! These oats have 34 grams of protein which is perfect for keeping me full because I am seriously always hungry!
I tried out their Starter Pack which comes with one of each of their 3 current flavors and the shaker bottle. I have a shaker bottle obsession so that was naturally the first thing that caught my eye with their product!
(Green Apple Cinnamon, Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana and Strawberries and Cream)
The concept is simple! “Ditch The Spoon” and make life easier in the morning!
You pour in 8oz of milk and a package of oats into the bottle, give it a little shake and put in the refrigerator! Then in the morning all you have to do is grab and go!
There is no spoon needed, you can drink it directly from the shaker. It gives you the ease of a protein shake for breakfast, but it’s MUCH more filling. And yes, although you can drink it, there is still a little chew to it — I found it strangely addicting, it’s so good! There are no issues with it coming out of the shaker (and falling out on your face) when drinking it either.
All the ingredients are naturally gluten free (which I love because I eat around 85% gluten free) however, the oats are processed in facilities that also produce gluten-containing items if you do have a gluten allergy.
The true test for me is always finding things to eat that won’t upset my stomach before/after a run. I pulled some “risky business” for a runner, the first time I tried this. I had it right before going running — never having tried it before. Any runner knows that’s a rookie runner move right there!
Sometimes I like living life on the edge, what can I say?
I drank it on the way to drop my Son off at school,
then hit the road with my other kiddo for what turned into a 7 mile stroller run! And I had no stomach issues consuming this and going right into a workout.
With the 8oz of (non fat) milk it comes to around 410 calories, I typically eat several smaller meals throughout the day ranging between 250-400 calories each.
Once I saw how full it was keeping me I kept it as my post workout go-to (my 2nd breakfast)! I log around 50+ running miles a week right now marathon training and anything that can keep me full for longer than 11 minutes is a gold mine!
The flavors are delicious! Often times when you get a “variety pack” style of flavors there are usually some that you don’t like as much, but I can honestly say I really enjoyed them all! What’s strange is the Strawberries n Cream that I thought I would like the least (because it just sounds overly sweet) was actually my favorite! It was SO good!
I will link some of their Frequently Asked Questions in case you are interested in learning more!
Lastly, because finding products I love and sharing them with you guys is my jam — I am teaming up with @oatsovernight on IG next week for a Giveaway for one of their Starter Sample Packs — so keep an eye out for that!
Have a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend my friends!
Run all the miles, eat all the food!