Oats in a Jar

August 11, 2010

Not to be confused with a certain something in a box. (<—fair warning before you click- this is hilarious but a little off-colored humor. My kind of humor. You have been warned.)

Packed with protein, layered with goodness, sprinkled with cinnamon, loaded with fitness fuel, and my newest obsession, I give you…

Oats In A Jar

  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I used a vegan vanilla powder)
  • 1 tbsp green powder (I used ProGreens)
  • 1 tbsp maca powder
  • cinnamon (lots)
  • fresh fruit (pictured is nectarines at the bottom, pears at the top)
  • 1/2 cup (or so) almond milk/water/liquid

Layer ingredients as desired (for presentation), adding the liquid now, or leaving the liquid out until ready to eat. If adding the liquid now, leave some room at the top of your jar for stirring (or you’ll do what I did, I’m so smart, and have the liquid spill over the top…). This is great for on-the-go meals such as driving, after the gym, or a sitting-at-work breakfast. πŸ˜‰

Layers of fuel: nectarines, protein powder, chia seeds, green powder, maca, cinnamon, pears

I have found out that you just can’t go wrong with the jar method, as I like to call it. Anything in a jar is good by my standards, i.e. The Green Smoothie, Oats, even Salads.

What countless things could you put in a jar (or a box…hehe)?

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Karen March 27, 2013 at 6:55 PM

I do this often but I combine all of my ingredients, including my almond milk and let it sit in the fridge over night – it basically “cooks” it and comes out ready to eat in the morning πŸ™‚

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Alisa August 12, 2010 at 5:41 PM

You are a foodie genius my dear πŸ™‚
.-= Alisa´s last blog ..Just Peachy Vanilla-Hemp Smoothie =-.

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Lisa @ Lisa's Foods on the Move August 12, 2010 at 7:27 AM

I have yet to try oats in a jar, mostly because I like to scrape the last bits of nut butter with a spoon, and not trying to cram too many foods in one little jar. Bowls are better for lots of space for toppings.
.-= Lisa @ Lisa’s Foods on the Move´s last blog ..What Makes a Locavore =-.

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Michelle August 12, 2010 at 6:46 AM

I have a thing with jars too, but I think I would make an absolute mess with the oats in a jar. I make messes in large bowls, so a narrow mouthed jar and some stirring? Watch out!
.-= Michelle´s last blog ..The Dark red Side of Green Smoothies =-.

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Ilana August 12, 2010 at 5:37 AM

I do oats in a jar and smoothies in a jar. It’s funny, when I think “in a jar” I think of that “in my pants” game where you say the title of a movie and then say “in my pants” after and it makes everything sound dirty.
.-= Ilana´s last blog ..Of COURSE they’re vegan! =-.

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Laury @thefitnessdish August 11, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Ohhhhhhhhh!!! I have heard of oats in a jar, but not like THIS!!! Looks fantastic! You may be steering me from my usually overnight protein oats πŸ˜‰
.-= Laury @thefitnessdish´s last blog ..Burger N’ Fries =-.

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Madeline - Greens and Jeans August 11, 2010 at 3:37 PM

Everything tastes better in jar form!
.-= Madeline – Greens and Jeans´s last blog ..best brother ever =-.

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Pure2raw twins August 11, 2010 at 3:31 PM

haha love it!!!!! Love our mason jars, they are great for everything.

Your layered oats look great!

And love that SNL clip….makes me laugh so much!!
.-= Pure2raw twins´s last blog ..Skin care and depression =-.

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kate August 11, 2010 at 3:28 PM

i think of the **** in a box every time i read about oiaj too!!!!! CRAZY! jt is the most hilarious snl host. plus isn’t too bad to look at either πŸ™‚
.-= kate´s last blog ..elvis ice cream =-.

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Jessica@Healthy Exposures August 11, 2010 at 3:03 PM

Ohhh my word, all your variations look absolutely amazing!! I love all the pretty layers πŸ™‚
I’ve never been one for OIAJ in a standard way (you know…using the leftover peanut butter jar – I’d rather clean it off the spoon than try and get my oats in it) but I will say cereal in a jar is pretty good to make sure you’ve really gotten it all πŸ˜‰
.-= Jessica@Healthy Exposures´s last blog ..Back on Track =-.

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Katie August 11, 2010 at 12:56 PM

That reminds me of those cookies in a jar that were popular gifts a few years ago.

LOVE that JT song. Love it. I actually hated JT until I heard that song. then I was all OK, hes pretty funny!
.-= Katie´s last blog ..It’s not you- it’s me =-.

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Melissa August 11, 2010 at 11:46 AM

I love it!!! oats look so cool in a jar! I would definately add in some gojis to that mix. How about a scoby? I’m going to pick one up today..wahoo!!!
.-= Melissa´s last blog ..Operation beautiful- What I wish was written in my high school bathroom =-.

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christina August 11, 2010 at 11:00 AM

your OIAJ remind me of one of those glass bottles you fill with diff colored sand! it’s pretty…and yours look edible, for sure πŸ™‚
.-= christina´s last blog ..From Baby Back Ribs to Baby Muscles =-.

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Efi@greekyogurt August 11, 2010 at 9:57 AM

Oh I could use a lot of ingredients. Definitely raw honey!
.-= Efi@greekyogurt´s last blog ..Feta Pie =-.

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