Mar 03, 2014
Overnight Blueberry Chia Oatmeal
Happy Birthday to me! Yes, today is my birthday and I am 58 years young, and getting (feeling!) younger all the time. I am not one to worry about my age or who knows how old I am. I am PROUD of my time on this planet and the knowledge I have gained over the years. Gray hairs? They were EARNED. Oh, yes. But amazingly, they are becoming less. Must be all those minerals in the plant-strong foods. That’s exciting I guess, but like I said, I’m not so concerned about looking old when I feel so good! And besides, I think I still look a bit younger than my years, thanks to a healthy lifestyle, staying active and nutrient-dense eating. 🙂
Here’s another fun breakfast idea for you! Oatmeal can be so boring, right? But when you add some pops of flavor from berries and some chia seeds for a creamy pudding-like texture (with lots of nutrients), it’s a whole new breakfast sensation.
This is only the second time I’ve made overnight oatmeal and now I’m sold on making this a staple for our mornings. I had forgotten how much I loved my Outtasight Overnight Oatmeal. You can certainly substitute raspberries or blackberries for the blueberries in this recipe. Or even cherries! And you can use fresh or frozen fruit. I used frozen blueb’s, thus the strong purple color as they leaked their juice, like frozen fruit always does. One of the best things about this breakfast is that it’s ready and waiting for you in the morning. You can put it in a portable container when you make it. Then, grab and go if you’re hurrying to work.
- 1 cup rolled oats (not instant)
- 1 cup berries, fresh or frozen
- 2 cups unsweetened, plant-based milk
- ½ cup roughly chopped, pitted dates (or any sweetener you prefer)
- 1 TBS chia seeds
- 1 TBS plain vegan yogurt
- 1 TBS lemon juice
- Place the milk and the dates in a blender and blend until the dates are broken up; it doesn’t have to be really smooth.
- Mix with the remaining ingredients.
- Leave out at room temp for a couple of hours and stir occasionally, so that the chia seeds can set up properly. Then place in whatever serving or travel containers you’ll be using.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Makes about 3½ cups or enough for 2 people. Enjoy!