Simple Overnight Oats
I know that oatmeal can be pretty boring, or too sugary (in the case of individual packets), but overnight oatmeal is something entirely different. For one, it’s served cold. This sounds a little weird, but it ends up being a delightful, refreshing smoothie type bowl as opposed to the traditional warm oatmeal you’re used to.
A little mixture of gluten free rolled oats, chia seeds, almond milk and vanilla soy yogurt goes a long way. I love to top mine with fresh blackberries, although any berry or nut would be a wonderful addition to this breakfast. For those needing a quick breakfast during these warmer months, look no further. Overnight oats are perfect because they’re extremely simple to make right before you go to bed. Whether you’ve finally been able to get the kids down to rest or you simply want to be able to hit your snooze button a couple more times in the morning, throw all the ingredients in a mason jar and they’ll do the rest of the work!
Chia seeds are the perfect not-so-secret ingredient of this recipe. If you add them in with the rest of the ingredients, they’ll soak up some of the liquid and become a bit jelly-like in the morning. I like to add them in the night before and then sprinkle some more on right before eating for a variety of textures. They’re full of fiber, protein, antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids. Who knew something so small could hold so many nutrients? If you add berries in the morning, they’re filled with antioxidants that make them known as one of the top cancer fighting foods.
I’ve used fairly simple ingredients here, but you can change the flavor of your overnight oats by switching up the flavors of yogurt and adding in different spices. This recipe can technically be finished in about 4-5 hours, but for best results you should leave it in the refrigerator overnight.
This recipe makes 1 serving.
- 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
- 1/2 cup vanilla soy yogurt
- 2/3 cup vanilla almond milk
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- A handful of your favorite berries
Nutrition Facts per Serving:
- Calories: 361
- Total Fat: 10.2g
- Sodium: 147mg
- Potassium: 298mg
- Carbs: 59.1g
- Fiber: 9.3g
- Protein: 13.5g
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