Here’s the deal, I used to eat Overnight Oats on a regular basis, and to be honest, I never should have stopped! I’ve started back up with a recipe of my own creation (surprise surprise) and it is delicious, keeps you full for hours, and is super healthy! I’m trying to eat more of a plant based diet, so this one has zero animal products (besides honey which means it is technically not vegan but still plant based) but tastes SUPER decadent and creamy even without milk.
If you’re counting calories, I can’t lie… this one has 427 (which may seem like a lot) BUT it is really filling so I’ve noticed I don’t feel the need to snack during the day like I normally would (meaning in the end I actually consume less calories overall eating the oats.) One serving of my recipe of Overnight Oats has 13.25 grams of protein! How wonderful is that?! And even better… not an animal product in sight (okay okay, still the honey but whatever)!
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon flax seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 tablespoon honey
- 3/4 cup hemp milk
- 1/2 tablespoon natural raw sliced almonds
I add fresh fruit in the morning so it doesn’t get soggy overnight and today I added mango. Note: I did not include the fruit in the calorie count! 427 calories and 13.25 grams of protein is just for the recipe above. Please also note that the ingredients above are for only ONE serving. That way you’re able to make one at a time or a whole week’s worth, whatever works for you!
- Add all the ingredients (minus almonds) in EACH mason jar. Yes, I use these mini mason jars for literally everything. Mix up the ingredients!
- Sprinkle almonds on top and put on the lid! I don’t mix the almonds in so they retain a bit of their crunch.
- Put in the refrigerator overnight (the idea is to let everything sit for at least 8 hours.)
- In the morning, take out and enjoy! I eat the Overnight Oats cold with some fresh fruit on top, but you can heat them up as well. If I don’t have fresh fruit, I substitute dried cranberries.
If you have your own Overnight Oats recipe, or even just one you’ve found and love, let me know! I’m always down to try new recipes!