You don’t have time in the morning? I get it…I have two kids and a husband to get organized. How about five minutes the night before? You can make overnight oats.
Overnight oats are a great way to enjoy the benefits of oatmeal – stable blood sugars, lowered cholesterol and a happy tummy – without having to spend all morning cooking it. Soaking breaks down the structure of the oats so they are easy to digest. The addition of Greek yogurt adds extra protein to keep you going but you can totally substitute coconut manna for Greek yogurt for a vegan version.
Blueberry Chia Overnight Oats
Makes 3 servings
Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free (if using GF Oats)
1.5 cups of rolled oats
2 tsp of cinnamon
2 tablespoons of chia seeds
2 cups of cashew milk (use almond, whatever you feel like)
1/2 cup of water
2-3 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup (to your taste, omit if you like)
1 cup of plain Greek yogurt
1.5 cups of fresh or thawed blueberries
The night before, mix the oats, cinnamon, chia seeds, milk, water and honey together in a medium bowl.
Pour into three separate bowls or jars and stick in the fridge overnight or for at least 5-6 hours
Before serving, dollop with greek yogurt and blueberries on top of each bowl to serve.
** You may add additional milk/water in the morning to loosen up oats into your desired consistency
Thank you to my student volunteer, Jason Lau for putting together this recipe for me!