breakfast

Overnight Oats

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I am always on the go. Being on the go, means the need for quick and simple recipes to make sure I’m set up for success and prepared to fuel my body correctly. Because so many of us are similar in that sense, we might come to a crossroads where we have to compromise what we eat for breakfast. By making something a head of time, we can just “Grab and Go…” With this easy recipe, you can literally grab it from the fridge, and go!! whether you open and eat it immediately, or take it to work and eat while in a morning meeting or whatever else it is that seems convenient. Breakfast is a huge part of your day, it is what sets the tone for your body. Don’t skip breakfast, your body and mind need it.

Growing up, oatmeal was definitely a staple in our house. It is full of fiber and it gives you energy. It is actually one of the more nutrient dense foods with so many vitamins and minerals such as, magnesium, iron, calcium, B1, and many more. Oats have something called beta-glucan which not only helps with lowering cholesterol and stabilizing blood sugar, but also helps create healthy bacteria in the gut. Oats also can promote weight loss by helping us feel full.

You can really make your oats many different flavors. I use to love the maple & brown sugar or the Apple and cinnamon flavors!! As I grew up, I realized how much sugar unfortunately was added to these packets, so I started buying the unflavored/ unsweetened packets and would add my own fruit and sweetener. Instant oats are very processed, I’m not saying if that’s all you have to not eat them, but if you have the choice to have rolled oats or groats, I say go for that so it takes a little longer to digest. Here I have created a really quick, homemade recipe with Gluten Free rolled oats. You can make a few servings the night before and then place it in your fridge to soak until morning. By keeping the oatmeal in the fridge, it will keep its freshness for up to 4-5 days. In the morning you can grab your breakfast right away and eat it cold or warm it up with a little added liquid.

Get creative with flavors, you can add whatever nuts or fruits you would like. The possibilities are endless. I have created a pretty basic overnight oats recipe that you can add and subtract from, as long as you keep the main guidelines in mind. When you make anything at home, you know what quality ingredients have been put into your food, as well as no added preservatives, and made with your own personal love & care. Instead of maple syrup to sweeten, you can use stevia (an herb) OR blended or mashed up fruit.

You are more than welcome to use store bought non dairy milk or use my homemade almond milk recipe

or to use my

If you make the recipe, I would love for you to comment or tag me!! I always love hearing from you and what your inner creator has decided to come up with!

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Overnight Oats:

1/2 Cup Rolled Oats

1/2 Cup Almond milk (unsweetened Vanilla is my favorite)

1 Tablespoon Chia seeds (navitas brand)

1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon

A pinch of salt

1 Tablespoon Maple syrup

Topping: If you would like to add some fruit topping, have some chopped up fruit ready to throw on top in the morning. Bananas, blueberries, apples, strawberry, or Mango go well!! So in the morning you can quickly top and go!

Instructions:

-Add all the ingredients in a jar or bowl, with an airtight lid. Mix the ingredients well and then put the lid on, and pop it in the fridge! Let the oats sit overnight and then consume the following morning. Top with sliced fruit if preferred. Enjoy within a few days and then repeat the process for the next few days again. If you prefer your oats warm, you can quickly heat them straight out of the fridge, its a bit thick with the chia seeds, so adding a little extra liquid the next day is totally fine and I usually do myself!

Dont forget to tag me if you make this. I wanna seeeeeee!! Enjoy beautifuls.

 

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Smoothies // Smoothie bowls

Cacao Superfood Smoothie

Cacao Superfood Smoothie

 

As a little girl, I loved when my mom would make anything with chocolate in it. I loved chocolate sauce on my ice cream, peanut butter cups, chocolate chip cookies, you name it, I wanted to be eating and enjoying it. As I grew older, I realized chocolate had dairy and refined sugar in it. I still purchase Dark Chocolate and certified dairy free now, but I try to keep it on occasion. This smoothie helps me to still be able to enjoy chocolate and I know its good for me.

I love Chocolate so much!! Don’t you? If you would like to slurp something super nutrient dense and also yummy tasting this smoothie is fantastic. At the end of the day, not only do I want to have a good meal that tastes good, but I also want to make sure it is packed with optimal nutrients. Cacao has magnesium, antioxidants, and healthy fat. It is great for a little kick in energy and satisfies that chocolate bar craving. I also added maca root and beet powder for added energy. I am so thankful to be be able to have these ingredients at hand to put into a smoothie in order to fuel myself. Feel free to add other ingredients that sound good to you.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Flaxseed
  • 1 Banana
  • 2 Dates
  • 1/2 Cup Spinach
  • 1 Tablespoon Beet Powder (I like MRM brand)
  • 1 teaspoon Maca Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1-2 Cups Non Dairy Milk (Trader Joes has a great unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk)
  • Go Raw Cacao Granola For topping 🙂
Process:
If you have a powerful blender like the Vitamin or Kitchen aid, or blend tech, etc. I like to throw in and grind the seeds dry first so that they become a powder.
Then put all other ingredients into the blender and blend. You can add liquid to desired consistency and ice if you would like it colder.
I LOVE eating smoothie bowls. So I usually use a little less liquid so I can create a bowl thats thick enough to hold sliced bananas, unsweetened shredded coconut, cacao nibs, goji berries, and hemp seeds! The possibilities are endless, Enjoy loves.