I’ve got a two minute recipe for you to make tonight and relish in tomorrow morning. This recipe may not be to everyone’s taste (because it’s served cold) but if you like oatmeal for breakfast you most likely will like this, you might even love it so much you want to eat it every summer morning. It involves a few small and seemingly boring super foods that I guarantee will be satisfied and keep you full until lunch time. This recipe is totally customizable to your tastes, it’s raw, vegan but most importantly, delicious. You can make a few batches ahead at night and have breakfast to bring to work for a few days. Prepare it in a mason jar for a portable and totally cute breakfast like The Yummy Life versions here.
Remember Chia pets? This recipe includes the seeds used to wonder-sprout the wool on the chia-sheep and hair on the chia-presidents. I forgot to mention the health benefits in my Chocolate Avocado Pudding post but I’ll make up for that now. Nutritionally, chia seeds are a super food that can be absorbed by our body without grinding them unlike flax seeds. They contain high levels of omega-3s, fibre and protein in a very small, very pretty package. In this recipe, chia seeds help thicken the oatmeal and give it a tapioca texture. Oatmeal with the addition of chia seeds makes this breakfast full of protein, omegas while staying low in fat and sugar. When it’s too hot in the morning for cooked oatmeal, cool yourself down with some cold and creamy overnight oats.
Overnight Oats for One
makes one individual serving
- 1/3 cup large flake oatmeal (not quick oats)
- 1 tsp ground flax
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 2-3 tsp dried fruit (I used cherries, cranberries and goji berries)
- 2/3 cup vanilla almond milk (soy, rice, oat, and coconut milk will work too)
In a mason jar, cereal bowl or ziploc container add all ingredients and stir/shake to combine. You can double, triple or quadruple the recipe but I would measure each individual portion in it’s own container for portion control.
Refrigerate overnight…waiting is boring so it’s good to sleep through the process.
Give a stir and eat in the morning. It really is that easy.
You can leave out the dried fruit and add in fresh berries in the morning, mix in some hemp protein powder or nut butter for extra protein or try it with cinnamon, vanilla and a few tablespoons or pureed pumpkin to make a healthy ‘dessert’ for breakfast.