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Here is another recipe I have been making since long before I went vegan. I have made many versions of this but I will share the basic recipe I usually do. There is plenty of room for adjustment if you do not have have ingredient.
Start off with half a cup of non-dairy milk. I almost always use almond milk but I am interested in trying out this new pea milk I have been seeing at the store.
You will next add in half a cup of oats. You can get a container (16 oz or so) of oats for super cheap, you can and should stray from those single serving oatmeal packs.
I used to use honey as a sweetener and sometimes agave. For whatever reason honey is in this strange grey area as being vegan. Its not vegan. However, eating plant-based without being truly vegan is still a great thing to do. So it is really up to you here. Agave is just as good for taste purposes. Try it and you will not regret it.
Next add in your nut butter. I am going to make one with cashew butter and one with peanut butter as my own personal taste test. It is up to you and what you have.
Chia seeds are good for you and you hear it all the time, but why you ask? They are high in Omega 3 which is the good one. High in fiber and you really want to have a lot of fiber in your diet, it cleans you out. I recently learned that fiber clears out excess hormones from your body and I am so excited to know this information and I want everyone to know it. Also chis seeds will get you some more antioxidants and iron in your day so don’t skip the chia if you have some.
Add a tablespoon of each the chia seeds, agave, and nut butter.
Next you will need to mix it all up until it is well combined.
Optionally you can top your overnight oats with fruit. I am going to top mine with raspberries and blackberries in the morning.
Once it is all mixed well put a lid on it and leave it in the fridge overnight (or at least 6 hours). The oats and chia seeds will absorb the non-dairy milk and be a thicker mixture.
This may seem like a small amount of food when you sit down and look at it, but believe me this will fill you up while keeping you full for hours.
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
- 1 tablespoon nut butter
- 1 tablespoon agave (or preferred sweetener)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- Fruit for topping (optional)
- Add all ingredients (except fruit) to a Tupperware or bowl and mix well. Cover and leave in the fridge overnight or at least six hours.