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Recipe: Overnight Oats with Chia Seeds and Fresh Berries (GF)

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If your morning routine, like mine, requires military precision and does not leave a lot of time to make healthy and interesting breakfasts each day, then you absolutely MUST try these overnight oats! They take no more than five minutes to prepare. Most of the ingredients are combined ahead of time and left in the refrigerator overnight. The oats and chia seeds soak up the almond milk to form a creamy porridge. The next morning, simply add a bit of nut butter and some fresh fruit and voila…breakfast is served (it doesn’t even require heating; it’s perfect cold or at room temperature).

It’s delicious and extremely satisfying, as it has the ideal combination of protein, fiber and healthy fat. This almond butter and berry combination is my favorite, but feel free to substitute other nut butters and fruits. Some combinations I’ve tried are peanut butter and banana; almond butter, diced apple and cinnamon and peanut butter and red grapes. Have fun and be guided by the flavors you like.

I hope you enjoy these overnight oats as much as I do and that they bring a bit more sanity to your morning. And don’t forget to share your experiences in the Comments!

Have a wonderful, Wellegant™ Week,

Karen

Overnight Oats with Chia Seeds and Berries

½ banana, mashed

⅓ c. regular (not quick cooking) oats (Note: I use Gluten Free…either regular or GF will work)

2 Tbsp. chia seeds

⅔ c. almond milk (store bought or homemade)

1 Tbsp. almond butter

⅓ c. fresh berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and/or blackberries)

In a mason jar or medium small(ish) storage container, combine the mashed banana, oats, chia seeds and almond milk. Stir it up, cover it and refrigerate overnight.

The next morning, add the almond butter and berries. Serve cold.

Serves 1.

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