overnight oats + chia seeds
Breakfast- it says it in the name. Take a quick ‘break’ from your morning and eat your meal ‘fast’! Who has time to even think about breakfast when we are scrambling to get ready, drink our coffee, and beat the morning rush. But we all know that we should not skip the most important meal of the day. I’ve found a healthy solution that let’s me press the snooze button one more time (yes!). Overnight oats with chia seeds is my newfound favorite spring-summer breakfast. It is a nice switch from warm oatmeal in the winter time.
My basic recipe:
1/3 cup rolled oats
1 cup almond milk
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1/2 Tbsp ground flax seed
10 raisins or so
sweetener: either 1 Tbsp raw honey or a couple drops of Stevia
Add all ingredients in a mason jar (I’ve also used recycled peanut butter jar), shake, and refrigerate overnight. In the morning you have the option of topping it off with some raw or unsalted oven-roasted nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews) or some fresh, frozen, or dried fruits. I added a few frozen blueberries.
No cooking, no fuss, no reason to skip breakfast!
Stay healthy my friends!
The general rule is: 1 part rolled oats, 1 Tbsp chia seeds, 2 part liquid
I generally don’t drink diary or soy- so I use almond milk. You can substitute 1 part of the liquid with yogurt – Greek yogurt or almond yogurt would be healthiest.