Chia Overnight Oats

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Chia Overnight Oats

Sweeten up your breakfast and take the stress out of your mornings with this hearty and delicious breakfast on-the-go. Its packed with nutrition and easy to work with on the hurry-up-and-get-there morning run-around.
It’s a great make-ahead breakfast that’s packed with protein, fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids and an easy way to up your daily protein intake in a totally enjoyable way.
Creamy, rich, smooth and mousse like, it's your new favourite dessert or snack. After trying it, I've made it countless times and I love having it on hand in the fridge when I have a craving for a ‘lil something’
This recipe is perfect for meal prep since it will keep in the fridge for four days. You can easily double (or triple) it and have breakfast covered for half the week! An easy and nutritious way to jumpstart your day and you can customize it by adding your favorite toppings.
Made with just four basic ingredients, it is such an easy high-protein breakfast or snack idea. Mornings just got 100x better and this is a fact.
Its comforting to know a nutritious breakfast AND an easy non-stressful mornings can be found in the form of something magical and beautiful called chia overnight oats, and do we love oats for this or what? WE LOVE OATS FOR THIS.
And adding chia?
Chia seeds are so good for you.  Just two tablespoons contain four grams of protein and 11 grams of fiber, plus lots of omega-3s and calcium.
If you have never made chia pudding before, the chia seeds gel up when setting in liquid and  hold up to 10 times their weight in liquid!
Chia seeds don’t taste like much, so they take on the flavors of whatever they are soaked in. The ratio of seeds to liquid is the most important part of making chia pudding.
I think it turns out best when you use two tablespoons of chia with a cup of liquid. These overnight oats with chia are loaded with fiber and protein, and I find them irresistible. They take no time to assemble and the recipe can easily be doubled or tripled for make-ahead breakfasts for the week.
Here’s what I do at the start of every week.
I get out three glass jars.
I put 1/3 cup oats in each jar.
I put 2 tablespoons chia seeds in each jar.
I pour in 1 cup milk or almond milk (or water if the fridge is especially empty) to each jar.
I stir in a pinch of salt, a pinch of cinnamon, and a quick drizzle of honey.
Then I wake up in the morning and I open the fridge to THREE BEAUTIFUL JARS of chia overnight oats and I grab one of them, add some toppings and then eat it happily all in about 6 seconds flat.
Although perfect for breakfast, this recipe is also great for dessert or an easy snack. You will love this recipe it will become one of your favourites because although its healthy and packed with good for you ingredients, it also tastes like an absolute dream.
 
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword chia oat breakfast, chia overnight oats, clean eating breakfast, healthy breakfast bar, healthy snack, make ahead breakfast oats
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup milk or water
  • honey or other sweetener to taste
  • pinch salt and cinnamon

Instructions

  • Mix together all ingredients and any additional mix-ins in a mason jar or a container with a sealable lid until they are well mixed. Set it in the fridge to thicken for about 20 minutes.
    After 20 minutes, remove from the fridge and whisk again. This step is super important to prevent the chia seeds from all clumping together!
    Remove from refrigerator when ready to eat and add optional topping ingredients.
    Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
     

Prep Ahead Chia Pudding Toppings & Add-Ins

  • To boost the nutrition and health benefits of this oat chia seed recipe, consider adding any of these nutrient-packed ingredients as a topping or stir-in:
    Fruit or berries of choice
    Chopped nuts
    Seeds like hemp hearts (for extra protein & omega-3s), pumpkin, sunflower, sesame
    Coconut flakes
    Yogurt
    Nut or seed butter
    1/2 – 1 scoop collagen or any protein powder
    Dollop of whipped coconut cream – recipe below in notes
    Note: Toppings or add ins with extra healthy fats will help keep you full

Notes

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Go here for the simple recipe:  Whipped Coconut Cream 
 
 
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