Oats Over Night

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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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,

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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.

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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!

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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!

 

 

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