The following article is being reproduced with permission of its author, Kate Towell. Kate is a holistic wellness counselor who supports individuals to create the balanced, vibrant life they imagine.
Overnight oats are quickly becoming one of my favorite go-to breakfast treats. I am not one of those people who can skip breakfast. This Pitta girl wakes up hungry!
With my busy schedule overnight oats make an easy, affordable, healthy breakfast that pack a lot of energy boosting nutrients to start my day.
I have played around with lots of different flavor combinations: blueberry and almond butter, mango and coconut, dates and apples.
Experiment and enjoy!
Basic Recipe for Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup (optional – I actually don’t add sweetener)
- Spices to taste: I like using cinnamon and cardamom.
- Optional toppings: fruit, nuts, seeds, shredded coconut.
Simply mix the oats, chia, almond milk, vanilla and spices in a mason jar. Seal it up and give it a good shake. Place it in the refrigerator overnight.
In the morning you can either gently heat it up, let it come to room temperature or eat it cold. Personally, I heat it in a pan on low for about three minutes stirring frequently.
Top with your favorite fruits, nuts and other goodies.
Wishing you Vibrant Wellness,