I probably eat overnight oats at least 3 to 4 days a week for breakfast. They’re one of my favourite ways to start the day. Besides giving me a break from smoothies and tofu scrambles, I love that overnight oats take about 10 seconds to prepare the evening before and then they’re ready to go for breakfast!
Chia Seed Power
Now, why eat chia you ask? Well it’s a little power-packed seed of goodness that I would highly recommend adding to your diet! The list of health benefits of chia seeds is long and impressive. Chia is a fantastic vegetarian source of omega essential fatty acid and it’s high in protein and full of minerals, vitamins and fibre. They’re also high in magnesium, calcium, iron and antioxidants and they’re vegan, gluten-free and raw!
Chia seeds are very easy to use, they soak up liquid and have a nice milk flavour so you can use them in all sorts of recipes from baking to blending.
Banana Blueberry Chia Overnight Oats
Okay, on to those oats I promised. These are SO easy and SO tasty! Plus, no pots and pans.Print
Overnight Banana Blueberry Chia Oats
- Category: Vegan, Breakfast
For the Chia Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup oats
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 a banana, sliced
- 1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 medjool date, chopped (optional)
- 2 tbsp almonds, chopped (optional, substitute nut of choice)
- Put the oats, chia seeds and almond milk into an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator overnight.
- In the morning, top the oats with the rest of the ingredients. I eat them cold but you could also heat in the microwave.
If you prefer, you can add everything to the container the night before so they’re ready to grab and go in the morning. Both ways are yummy!