Thursday, January 8, 2015

Blueberry Chia Overnight Oats

Overnight oats have probably been around for a while, but we've recently just discovered them. I know---crazy, right? While oats aren't something I want to eat every morning (because I like eggs and bacon way too much), I do love the convenience of these.
These are perfect for mornings that you know you'll be busy and don't have time to cook. For us, overnight oats are great for Sunday mornings. We have a healthy breakfast before church that isn't heavy! 
Overnight oats are also so versatile! The possibilities for flavors and combos are endless. The oats thicken nicely in the milk while you are sleeping soundly. They are also great because they can be adapted to fit the needs of your family if food allergies are present. Of course, it is also just fun to eat out of a jar!
Try different combos, get creative, and yes, play with your food. I give you permission. :)

Blueberry Chia Overnight Oats

1/2 cup oats (gfree if needed)
3/4 cup milk (any kind)
Splash of vanilla
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1 Tbsp brown sugar or honey
~1/3 cup blueberries
Optional-- plain Greek yogurt (just a little) or vanilla protein powder (1/2 scoop)

Mix all ingredients in a jarCover with lid and place in refrigerator overnightEnjoy in the morningThis is meant to be eaten coldbut I still like to microwave it about 30 seconds before eating. I also add additional blueberries before indulging.