Easy Vegan Overnight Oats (A.K.A The New Breakfast Of Champions)
I never used to be a big breakfast person and if I did eat it, it was crap. I would grab a muffin or a croissant from a coffee-house on the way to work – or pick at sugar filled chocolate kids cereals at my desk. Seriously, who has time to make breakfast in the morning and enjoy a leisurely bite to eat – not me. Plus, I don’t like eating as soon as I open my eyes. I wake up between 5am -5.30am and I the thought of eating that early is too much for me to handle. At the weekend I have time to make and enjoy healthy breakfasts (I made avocado on toast with spring onion yesterday – so good) but during the week, it just doesn’t work for me.
I love my breakfast smoothies, and most mornings I will take one into work and enjoy around 8.30am. But, last night I made berry and cacao almond milk overnight oats and I think I have found a way to switch it up a bit. Variety is the spice of life after all.
The method is in the name ‘overnight’, which is one reason why I love this recipe so much. My almond milk and berry overnight oats can last up to 5 days in the fridge, meaning you can prep your breakfast for the week – no crazy rushing around trying to figure out what to have or ending up buying crap breakfast last-minute.
There are lots of ways to enjoy dairy free overnight oats. I made my breakfast with strawberries, blueberries and raspberries as they are a great size plus provide a lot of nutrition. You can use frozen berry’s to which are much cheaper. My second ingredient was raw cacao, powder and nibs to give it some more texture – you can read more about raw cacao in this post. I also love the taste of dark chocolate and this healthy alternative helps my cravings.
You can use any oats, again an ingredient which is quite cheap to buy. Oats are a great for breakfast as the fiber content will help keep you full until lunch time. And I have of course used almond milk (not cow’s milk) which not only tastes delicious, it has almost no fat content, giving you a low-fat, delicious breakfast 🙂
Here is the recipe –
- ½ cup of oats
- ½ cup of almond milk
- 1 tsp. of coconut oil
- 1 tsp. of raw cacao powder
- 1 tsp. of raw cacao nibs
- ½ cup of berries (frozen or fresh, I used strawberries, blueberries and raspberries)
- Mix all ingredients before moving into a small jar
- Place jar in fridge overnight (minimum 6 hours) and enjoy the next morning
SO EASY. I made 5 tubs – that’s all my breakfasts prepped for the week. This vegan overnight oats recipe is packed with anti-oxidants and other health benefits, a great way to start your day. I feel a lot more productive when I have eaten a nourishing breakfast, I just don’t feel right if I haven’t. I love how quick these are to prepare and also how cheap an available the ingredients are too. My overnight berry and cacao oats are fab as part of a weight loss plan and a good post work out breakfast too if you a morning gym bunny. I hope you have all had a nice weekend – I am sunburnt, in November!! Also, the Hunger Games is worth a watch.
Ciao for now– Jess x