I decided to post this recipe on the blog specifically because a few of my fellow crunchy Mama’s are feeling low on energy and need a boost in the mornings! Don’t skip on breakfast as it is the most important meal of your day. Eating high fiber foods like oatmeal keep you feeling fuller longer and can also help lower cholesterol levels. I personally love to eat it while breastfeeding because it provides a more bountiful supply. After the kids go to sleep. I make this oatmeal mixture and put into the fridge overnight. Derrek and I do a morning vinyasa yoga session together before the kids wake up and afterwards I am starving. This oatmeal is so quick to heat up and eat.
I make oatmeal bowls using this oatmeal with add-ins such as strawberries, almond milk soaked chia seeds, and pomegranate seeds. This recipe is kid approved. I end up sharing because it’s so yummy!
Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
(recipe makes two servings)
• 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
• 1 cup non-dairy milk (I use homemade almond milk)
• 1 tablespoon chia seeds
• 1 small organic apple, cored and chopped small
• 1 tablespoon 100% pure maple syrup or honey
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• dash of nutmeg
• pinch of sea salt
• 1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
Optional: For an extra protein boost, add a scoop of your favorite protein powder, or chopped nuts for added crunch!
Add all of the ingredients to a bowl or a jar. Stir well to combine. Cover and place in the fridge overnight. In the morning, give it a stir and enjoy it cold, or heat it up quickly if you prefer it warm. I like to add a little pinch of ground cinnamon, and chopped nuts or granola can be tossed in for a little crunch. This will keep refrigerated for 2-3 days.