It has been a while and honestly, I’ve missed writing to you!
Ever heard of overnight oats? They’re the best thing ever because it takes minutes to prepare, there’s no cooking involved, it’s healthy and super delicious! I hadn’t heard of this until recently when a friend of mine explained to me, in great detail, how delicious overnight oats are and by the end of her dreamy description, I was drooling. She described the creamy texture that the combination of chia seeds and yogurt create, the tart berries with the subtle sweetness of the maple syrup and of course the oats, which soften after soaking in all the goodness. So, I immediately looked the recipe up on Trois Fois Par Jour, a great blog I follow by Marilou Begin. Maybe you know of her? She’s a multi talented local celebrity and her recipes are delicious and inspiring.
So this is basically Marilou’s recipe with a few modifications. Mainly, I put a little less milk (1/4 cup instead of 1/2 a cup) to give it creamier in texture. 1/2 a cup makes it feel more like cold cereal so you can have it that way if you prefer. I also sometimes add cinnamon, hemp cereal, coconut sugar and other types of fruit. It’s a great source of fibre, protein and can help with digestion.
I don’t like eating this straight out of the fridge (sensitive teeth 🙂 but it never fails; when I take it out, I immediately have a spoonful and think “oooh too cold”….then I wait about 3 seconds and take another spoonful…”ooh still too cold” and this goes on until it’s finished. It’s too hard to resist 🙂
Overnight Oats with Chia and Berries
1/4 cup rolled oats or quick oats
1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
1 tablespoon chia seeds (I use a mixture of chia and hemp cereal)
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/4 cup Almond milk (or regular milk) Adjust qty to you liking
1/4 cup fresh raspberries
1/4 cup of blueberries
Combine all of the ingredients in a small Tupperware or Mason jar, making sure to lightly mash the raspberries into the mixture.
Refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight.
Great for a quick & healthy breakfast.