Feed Your Body Friday: Chia Seed & Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal
Welcome to another Feed Your Body Friday, Daily Life Fam!
I’m sure you’ve heard about overnight oats - especially now that they’re becoming trendy again. We prepare them the day before, we let stand in the fridge all night, and in the morning, like magic, the oats and chia will have absorbed the liquid to form a smooth, delicious mixture.
It’s not easy to find an affordable breakfast when the cost of cereal and bread rises constantly. Oatmeal is among the most economical breakfast options Plus, this recipe requires only a few ingredients and NO cooking at all. Bonus: you can adapt the basic recipe according to your tastes, according to the season, and according to what you have on hand. The base of overnight oats is often composed of chia seeds, oats, and vegetable milk, but you can also add cocoa, chocolate, various spices, yogurt, nuts, maple syrup… Then garnish with fresh fruits, nuts, coconut flakes. I’m sure you get it, you just do what you want!
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Ready In: 8 hours
- 1/4 cup quick-cooking oat flakes
- 1/4 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1/4 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup milk (I use almond milk)
- Toppings, to taste: almond, chia seeds, and coconut flakes
- Place oats, yogurt, chia, maple syrup and blueberries in a small bowl or an airtight container. Mix.
- Pour in the milk, mix again and let the mixture stand overnight.
- In the morning add toppings of your choice. For this recipe, I use almond, chia seeds and coconuts flakes.
Oatmeal is great fuel to start your day. A great source of protein and iron, oats are mainly composed of starch, a complex carbohydrate that is gradually absorbed in the intestine thanks to the presence of the soluble fibre contained in oats. It provides the necessary energy to power us through the morning and a feeling of fullness right up until lunch. Oatmeal also helps to lower cholesterol and insoluble fibre, which regulates intestinal function.
One of my favourite things about overnight oats is that it’s so easy to portion out just the right amount for yourself, leaving you with no waste! Oh, and they’re not just good for breakfast. I like to prepare several portions at the same time so I can enjoy my oatmeal as a snack, especially for after a workout or even as a dessert.
You can keep your oatmeal in the fridge for up to 5 days in an airtight container. Try it out! Take 20 minutes tonight and prep these overnight oats for yourself for the rest of the week. You can thank us later.