Overnight Chia Oats (gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free)
Preparing breakfast while you sleep is easier than you think! All that you have to do is throw some ingredients into a jar and let them soak overnight.
Overnight oats are not only really easy to make but are also delicious AND healthy.
Why are soaked oats better than cooked oats?
Soaked grains are easier to digest when soaked and therefore the nutrients in them are more easily absorbed.
Because… when you soak (culture) grains, the antinutrients, phytates and hard-to-digest parts in the grains are broken down.
Why chia oats?
I like to add chia seeds to my oats pre-soak because they are full of healthy fats & protein and are so delicious when soaked. Seeds are also easier to digest when soaked just like grains.
-1 cup rolled oats
-1 cup filtered water
-2 teaspoons chia seeds
-1 tablespoon desiccated coconut
-1/2 teaspoon ground vanilla powder
-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
-4 to 6 teaspoons 100% pure maple syrup (depending on how sweet you like your oats)
(serves 1 or 2)
-mix the oats, water and chia seeds together in a jar
-add the desiccated coconut, vanilla powder and cinnamon to the jar and stir until well blended
-place a lid on the jar and pop into the fridge to soak overnight (at least 8 hours)
-once soaked, add the pure maple syrup to personal taste
-eat and enjoy (serving suggestions below)
How to eat overnight oats:
-eat out of the jar with a spoon
-pop the sealed jar into your bag with a spoon and eat on-the-go
-pour soaked oats into a bowl and eat
-warm soaked oats on the stove in a pot (like you would cook regular oats) for a few minutes until heated
-1 teaspoon nut butter (I like macadamia or almond nut butter)
-1 tablespoon raw nuts (I like cashews or pecan)
Made with love by Liezl Jayne xo