What kind of morning person are you?

Art by Gian Nicdao

Not all mornings are created equal. There are days when the sun shines brightly, and others when the gloom literally lowers our productivity to flatline levels. The morning weather is something we can’t control, but what we do know is that we can always prepare for what’s to come the night before.

Quaker Oats just launched their new Overnight Breakfast Club featuring four ambassadors who know how to prepare for their mornings. The roster includes actress Lauren Young, vlogger Wil Dasovich, host and entrepreneur Patti Grandidge-Herrera and host/DJ Joyce Pring. Joining the club is quite easy. All it takes is an understanding of your daily needs, and preparing for it the night before. Luckily, Quaker Oats gave us the lowdown on how to make the most important meal of the day easier.

To make overnight oats, all you need to do is combine half a cup of raw Quaker Oats, half a cup (maybe more, depending on preference) of milk, and your topping of choice. You get to customize it according to your taste. Like mornings, not all early risers are created equal. But the good thing is, there’s a good overnight oat combination for everyone.

Here are five types of morning people and our overnight oats recommendation.

The Exercise Nut

Saying that these people are our fitness goals is an understatement. They’re usually the ones who pop up first in your Instagram Stories, not because we look at their stories often. They really get their day started that early. A true inspiration to all of us, the Exercise Nut is probably the reason why we gained consciousness of our eating habits.

Oats of choice: Banana Nut Oatmeal (bananas, walnuts, cinnamon and nutmeg)

The Pocketful of Sunshine

A true morning person, the Pocketful of Sunshine operates most productively in the morning. It’s like the sun is shining and the birds are chirping just for them. They usually put their friends and family in a cheerful mood at the breakfast table.

Oats of choice: Mango Overnight Oats (chia seeds, honey, diced mangoes, almond extract)

The Grab and Go

Waking up on time is especially hard if you went out partying the night before. But hey, there’s no shame in having fun as long as you already got the prep job done. The Grab and Goers usually have everything (yes, outfits and breakfast included) ready for work the night before because they have mastered the art of morning routine.

Oats of choice: Berry Overnight Oats (chia seeds, mixed berries for vitamin C)

The Laptop Lover

These people prefer their cuddle buddies cold and angular. They often spend late nights bingeing on TV shows or catching up on work so they’re prone to dozing off right on the spot. They’re not afraid to indulge in the good things, though; they know that hard work pays off.

Oats of choice: S’more Overnight Oats (mini chocolate chips, marshmallows, graham crackers)

The Serene Queen

The best thing about waking up at 4 a.m. is you get to have some precious and much-needed quiet time. A quick yoga YouTube session, a healthy breakfast, and a cup of Darjeeling tea is all they need to get started. All that morning meditation got them in a good mental place so stress is a no biggie for them.

Oats of choice: Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats (apple, honey, cinnamon, granola)

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