Back-to-school and busy mornings don't necessarily mean that your breakfast routine has to be challenging or skipped altogether. With just a bit of planning, you can follow a simple routine for healthy eating that will save precious time.
It's important to fuel our bodies with a nutritious, great-tasting breakfast and simple overnight oats do provide healthy nutrients, fiber and protein to give long-lasting energy throughout the morning.
Super easy to prepare the night before, old-fashioned oats soak overnight and are ready to eat in the morning! Satisfy individual tastes by adding a variety of ingredients such as fresh or dried fruits, nuts, seeds, and sweetened with natural maple syrup or honey (avoid sugar). You can prepare gluten-free oats and keep it vegan by using nut milks.
Serving: 1 (recipe can be doubled or tripled)
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (do not use quick cooking oats)
1/2-3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)
1 tsp chia seeds
Choose from toppings:
1 tbsp dried fruit of your choice (blueberries, cranberries, goji berries, diced apricots, diced dates)
1 tbsp fresh fruit of your choice (berries, chopped peaches or apple, or sliced banana)
1 tsp chopped walnuts or pecans
1 tsp raw unsalted pumpkin seeds
1/4 tsp shredded coconut
1/4 Tsp ground flax seeds
Honey, maple syrup
In the evening (before bedtime), place oats and 1/2 cup almond milk in a jar, add chia seeds and stir to combine; cover jar with a tightly fitting lid.
In the morning if oats are too thick, add additional milk for the desired consistency, then top with your choice from dried or fresh fruits, nuts and seeds, coconut, cinnamon and lightly sweeten with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.
Serve cold or heat in microwave (safe container).
Keep soaked oats for 2 days in refrigerator.