July 11, 2015

Dark Chocolate Cookie Butter Overnight Oats

I work for Google, one of the greatest companies in the world. But with great perks comes great responsibility. 

I'm very busy these days, but I refuse to let my health/wellness take a backseat to my work. I still hit the gym 5 days a week and make sure I track all of my food with MyFitnessPal so I can achieve my life goal of homeostasis, a geeky word for balance.

My wife and I are both hard working people. My wife is a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) and saving lives so the last thing either one of us can afford is to get hungry during that peak productivity window 7AM-11AM and get distracted. That's why I created this recipe for overnight oats that has the right mix of slow digesting nutrients to keep us feeling alert and satiated, longer.

I did an A/B test to see if this recipe really does keep you feeling full longer than say a pancake breakfast. Sure enough, my overnight oats recipe kept us feeling satiated 1.5 hours longer than when we eat pancakes!

More importantly, this recipe is delicious. I mean, who doesn't love cookie butter?