Overnight Oats with Chia Seeds
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Breakfast of champions is what I like to call this one. Oats are loaded with good-for-you nutrients like fiber, protein, magnesium, potassium, and omega 3 fatty acids, among other things.
Overnight oats are raw oats that have been soaked overnight in liquid: I prefer almond milk, oat milk, or coconut milk. The oats absorb the liquid during the night, softening them in the same way cooking them softens them, except without the work! No cooking, no mess, and it takes you 5 min to add your favorite toppings and enjoy them in the morning. Another plus, they're so filling you may eat less throughout the day. Enjoy!
- 1 cup of gluten-free Bob's RedMill rolled oats
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, oat milk, or coconut milk.
- 3/4 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp any nut butter of your choice or coconut oil
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (or sub coconut sugar, organic brown sugar, or monk fruit to taste)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 6 dates, seeds removed & diced
- 2 tbsp golden raisins
- Pinch of sea salt
- Sliced kiwi, strawberries, blueberrys or raspberries
- Flaxseed meal or additional chia seed
- Pumpkin seeds
- Add the ingredients to a small jar or bowl with your preferred sweetener and nut butter for a flavor and protein boost.
- You can play with formula as needed, adding more dairy-free milk for wetter oats, or adding more chia seeds (or oats) for thicker, more pudding like oats.
- Give the mixture a few stirs to make sure the oats have been fully immersed in the milk. Then, cover and leave in the refrigerator overnight to let the oats soften and flavors meld.
- Overnight oats can be prepared up to 2-3 days in advance, sometimes longer.
- Top with your favorite ingredients and enjoy cold.