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make your own: chia overnight oats

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Are you ready?

This might be the simplest, fastest, most satisfying breakfast you’ll ever eat.

I’ve fallen off the chia pudding train the last couple of months because for me it’s more of a comforting cold weather meal. A meal for times when you wake up at 7am and don’t leave your bed for an hour because it’s so warm in the blankets and so cold out of them so why would you? And then you hop in for a quick shower, throw on a sweater and run out the door without time for egg scrambling or smoothie blending.

ENTER: CHIA OVERNIGHT OATS.

You made them the night before in a mere FIVE MINUTES and by some magic they’re perfectly set and ready to eat straight from the mason jar you made it in by morning.

I love this breakfast because it covers all your bases: protein and fibre with the chia seeds (you can add some ground flax if you’re an overachiever in the fibre department like I am), healthy mood-boosting fats and protein like nut butter, and satiating carbs from the oats. You’ll be full, get in your morning BM, and feel energized through your morning like the rockstar you are.

CHIA OVERNIGHT OATS

INGREDIENTS:

½ cup almond milk (store bought or homemade)

½ cup rolled oats

1 tbsp chia seeds

1-1000 tbsp nut butter of choice (I go almond or peanut)

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp honey

Optional last minute stir-ins:

Cocoa nibs

Fruit

Coconut

Nuts and seeds

Spirulina powder

DIRECTIONS:

Put all ingredients in a 500ml mason jar, stir well, twist on the lid and leave in the fridge overnight.

Wake up, add any last minute stir-ins, and head out into the world with your mason jar and spoon in hand like:

HELLO WORLD, I’M READY FOR YOU.


Michelle is an RMMTT student and Holistic Nutritionist (CNP) with a focus on digestive health and learning to love the body you're in through intuitive eating and self love over dieting, always. 

Michelle currently sees clients at Inland Island Wellness Centre. Contact her for more info on her practice or to book an appointment.
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