I am ride or die for coconut. Coconut anything. I’m in.
Overnight oats are huge right now. And for good reason. I have been playing around with making the perfect recipe and finding the best flavor combos that get me pumped up to eat breakfast in the morning. So…of course coconut had to make a strong appearance. And I have been eating this every morning with absolute delight.
I am a little under the weather right now. I am not surprised though, to be honest. I don’t know one person who hasn’t been sick or has a BFF or signif other who wasn’t sick in the last month or two. So, thanks everyone in LA…I have caught what you have!
I have been resting and laying around a lot…skipping workouts to try to recover quicker and luckily I am on the mend. I have also been drinking tons of juices, FitKat Magic Elixirs, and holistic wellness supplements to speed up the process. I am on the mend. I’ll post my go-to products for when I’m sick soon!
[ Ok…now back to the subject at hand… ]
OATS. So good for you…and so good. Also, endless options for flavor combos…which is great for anyone who gets bored with eating the same thing all the time (not me, personally- but I know there are a lot of you out there!)
The one problem I always face with oats is the time it takes to get them cooked to perfection. It takes literally forever!!! Or at least it seems like that in the morning when I have little time before I need to get out the door. So I don’t make them much. Until now.
Overnight oats makes getting your oatmeal and a quick easy breakfast a harmonious marriage of health and deliciousness.
Overnight oats are not cooked. They are raw. Which sounds weird, I know. But when you let them soak in almond milk and chia seeds overnight, they absorb the moisture and turn into this yummy, creamy version of oats unlike anything you would expect or even dream of when it comes to RAW oatmeal. This recipe is also gluten free, vegan and FULL of fiber, protein, omega-3’s and vitamins to get you going in the morning.
Its a power breakfast like no other!
You could also stir in a little bit of peanut butter or greek yogurt to amp up the protein power.
I mix mine with raw cashews and coconut flakes, which also get soft overnight yet still add some great texture to the oats.
I then mix in some mango because I love to feel like I am on vacation when I am not, and something about mango and coconut just does it for me.
This recipe produces about 4 servings, so I make it in a bowl that I cover with a lid, but you could also distributed the mixture evenly among 4 mason jars for an easy grab and go breakfast. I like to make 4 servings because it makes meal prep easy and takes the guess work out of morning fuel.
Coconut Cashew Overnight Oats
1 cup raw rolled oats (gluten free)
2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 tablespoons organic chia seeds
3 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
2 tablespoons raw cashews roughly chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons agave or maple syrup (or stevia if you prefer) add more if you need some extra sweetness
extra cashews, coconut and some chopped mango for topping
Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl until well combined. Cover the bowl OR distribute the mixture evenly among 4 mason jars….cover and let it refrigerate overnight. In the morning, top with cashews coconut and mango…and serve! Enjoy!