Overnight Oats (Original, Chocolate PB, Pina Colada, Coconut Cream Pie, Chocolate Coconut)


I often neglected listening to my body before going gluten free. Even for sometime after- my body would tell me I needed breakfast, but I would ignore it.


I am not a fan of making breakfast, and I am not a fan of eating it. Let's just say- I 'm not a morning person in general. It takes me a few hours after I wake up to be ready to tackle the world and that includes cooking.



When I did a Whole30 the main thing I learned from it was that breakfast isn't optional. I have always been the kind of person who had coffee for breakfast and then ate closer to lunch time.




Now that I listen to my body, it tells me that it wants breakfast. If I do not eat in the morning then I am setting myself up for a bad day. I have learned this time and time again. It start's with start to feel light headed and then I get very short tempered, then I get tired and even if I eat lunch- I will form some sort of a headache.

Lately, with getting my son off to the bus and taking care of my 2 year old- I have been neglecting breakfast again.

I don't care much for hot oatmeal but this cold and flavored oatmeal is perfect.

Waking up to your breakfast already in the fridge and ready for you to eat is a wonderful feeling. Especially when you are already rushing out of the door or you have hungry kids who want something but not a lot of time.



These oats are full of healthy and good-for-you ingredients and taste like dessert. You can also dress them up any way you like. I choose to add shredded coconut, chocolate chips and bananas to the top of mine. Some other great options are blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and cherries. Whatever you have on hand will work.

So, prepping a few of these twice a week to have something ready to go is an excellent way to set yourself up for breakfast success.

I have recently been adding 1 tsp. of Maca Powder to my oats as well. You can't taste it and they give you body an extra boost.

Original Overnight Oats


Ingredients:





Per Serving, these ingredients are for 1 jar of overnight oats so double, triple as needed.


1 Cup Dairy Free Milk (I used Almond)

½ Cup Oatmeal

1Tbsp. Chia Seeds

½ Tsp. Vanilla

Dash of Salt

1 Tbsp. Maple Syrup

½ Tsp. Cinnamon



Directions:

In a jar or container with a lid, add all of the ingredients and stir. Allow to sit overnight and top with your favorite toppings.








Coconut Cream Pie







Ingredients:

1 Cup Dairy Free Milk (I used Almond)

½ Cup Oatmeal

1Tbsp. Chia Seeds

1 Tbsp. Ground Flax

4 Tbsp. Flaked Coconut

½ Tsp. Vanilla

Dash of Salt

1 Tbsp. Maple Syrup

Directions:
In a jar or container with a lid, add all of the ingredients and stir. Allow to sit overnight and top with your favorite toppings.


Chocolate Coconut










Ingredients:

1 Cup Dairy Free Milk (I used Almond)

½ Cup Oatmeal

1Tbsp. Chia Seeds

1 Tbsp. Ground Flax

4 Tbsp. Flaked Coconut

1 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder

½ Tsp. Vanilla

Dash of Salt

1 Tbsp. Maple Syrup

Directions:
In a jar or container with a lid, add all of the ingredients and stir. Allow to sit overnight and top with your favorite toppings.

Chocolate Peanut Butter





Ingredients:

1 Cup Dairy Free Milk (I used Almond)

½ Cup Oatmeal

1Tbsp. Chia Seeds

1 Tbsp. Ground Flax

½ Tsp. Vanilla

Dash of Salt

1 Tbsp. Maple Syrup

2 Tbsp. Peanut Butter

1 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder

Directions:

In a jar or container with a lid, add all of the ingredients and stir. Allow to sit overnight and top with your favorite toppings.



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I use the Anthony's brand Maca Powder. Click here for the website