I've been on a Smoothie kick for a long time now.. even in this freezing cold weather!! I enjoy my morning smoothie because for me I can add a ton of nutritious foods into it and I know that I covered most bases as far as fibre, protein, and nutrients go and of course it's just delicious!
Recently I have tried a new breakfast recipe that is so super quick and satisfying I just had to share it with you! This recipe is called Overnight Oats, And that's exactly what it is! Basically you throw some oats into a mason jar with equal amounts of milk of your choice and set it into the fridge overnight to set. Overnight the oats soak in the
So, Here's what you do! This is a great snack or breakfast for everyone in the family, including a great school snack.
What You Need:
glass mason jar or glass container with a lid
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup milk of choice (I like using Fresh Almond Milk)
1 TBS chia seeds + 1/4 cup milk (3/4 cup milk in total for this recipe with chia seeds)
1 tsp maple syrup
pinch of sea salt
sprinkle of cinnamon
Take all of these ingredients, add them to your jar, and stir. Then leave them for 8-10 hours and let them set. If this seems like too many ingredients for you to get out that night.. just go with 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup oats, stir them together and let sit overnight. Done. Flavour it and add what you like the next morning.
Now, the Fun Part! The next morning you can Dress Them Up!! Pick and Choose from these toppings or whatever you think might be good and make your own "oat sundae" for breakfast!
Toppings to Mix and Match:
Fibre: hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, sesame seeds, walnuts, pecans
Antioxidants: Blueberries, Pomegranate Seeds, Strawberries, Blueberries, etc.
Smoothie Layer: Yep you can also add your favourite smoothie to it! Why not?
Superfoods: Goji Berries, Cacao Nibs, Cacao Powder, Dried Mulberries, Bee Pollen, etc.
Natural Sweeteners: Raw Unpasteurized Honey, Dates, Date Syrup, Banana, Coconut Sugar, Coconut Nectar, Green Powdered Stevia
Who knew we were just talking about Oats here?!! In the next few weeks I am totally going to experiment with these, I'm thinking some recipes that might be kind of "out there" but why not? Maybe a Matcha Green Tea Overnight Oat Recipe.. as I am obsessed with Matcha lately, or maybe a coffee one, made with Dandyblend.. I will let you know how these go!! You can keep this super simple, or you can treat it just like an ice cream sundae or smoothies.. and get the kid's involved too! Totally up to you!
Looking forward to your comments and feedback and would love to know if you happen to give these Overnight Oats a Try!!