overnight chia oatmeal, you say? what does that even mean? at least the blueberries sound normal...
chia seeds are filled with two times more protein than most grains and five times more calcium than milk. they also carry healthy amounts of omega-3's, omega-6's, fiber, potassium, and even antioxidants. when you add just a single tablespoon to your overnight oatmeal, they absorb the liquid (thickening the oatmeal) but add zero weird taste! awesome, right?
i'll tell you what - to me, breakfast used to be an afterthought; something i skipped, or just mindlessly picked up a granola bar on the way out the door to say i ate. but these overnight oats are so delicious, easy, and healthy, it's hard to skip it. even on my most rushed mornings, when i know this is in the fridge, i take bites in between swipes of mascara or at the very least, throw it in my bag to eat when i get to work.
this is a recipe you are welcome to moderate where you'd like, but what i've done is take it down to the healthiest level - meaning minimal added sugars and carbs, and a great amount of protein per serving.
overnight blueberry + chia oatmeal
- 1/2 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt (you can also use flavored, but keep in mind it will have more added sugars)
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup blueberries (or fruit of your choice)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds (you can find these at trader joe's/whole foods in a small bag near the flax seed)
- mix all ingredients together in an airtight container.
- refrigerate overnight (6-24) hours.
- enjoy hot or cold!
these are too easy not to try! let me know how you moderate them.
til next time,