Overnight oats are one of my favorite things for breakfast. It’s filling, nutritious, and only takes me a couple minutes to put together the night before. Another one of my favorite things, I can make it in the bowl or cup I’ll be using to eat. No need for pots, stovetops, or microwaves. I just add everything together, stir, and let it sit overnight. The oats and chia seeds do all the work for me by soaking up the liquid. Blueberries contain more antioxidants than any other fruit, are high in fiber, vitamin C, and low in calories. Now they are in season so you can usually find good deals on them.
There are lots of people who are not fans of the texture of blueberries. My girls for example, will not eat blueberries if they are “mushy.” So here I blended the blueberries with the milk and then poured it over the oatss. The blueberries turned the oatmeal a deep shade of purple, as my four year said, “it’s Purplicious”. (Purplicious is a children’s book for those who don’t know – really cute book!)
This recipe has 13 grams of fiber, and 11 grams of protein per serving, and is loaded with health benefits. City of Hope recently came out with a list of super foods that show hope in fighting cancer. Blueberries are on the list! Also on the list grapes, pomegranate, cinnamon, and mushrooms. You can read more about the list of potential cancer-fighting super foods on their Super Foods page on Facebook.
|Blueberry Overnight Oats||
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Oats)
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (or any non-dairy milk)
- 1/3 fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 pitted date
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- In a bowl add the oats, and chia seeds
- Add milk, blueberries, date, and extract to a blender and blend until well blended.
- Pour over the oats and chia seeds.
- Stir and then place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight.