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Overnight Chia Oats with Coconut Yoghurt

Posted Jun 14 2014 7:00am
  chia3blog

This is my favourite breakfast at the moment. It’s honestly one of the most delicious things I’ve ever eaten and I can’t stop craving it this week – on Tuesday I ended up eating it for my breakfast, afternoon snack and as part of my dinner and I still woke up on Wednesday wanting more, it’s that good! Each bite is just so unbelievably creamy, which is my favourite thing about it. It’s a wonderfully simple recipe too and just contains four amazing ingredients: oats, chia seeds, coconut yoghurt and almond milk. The oats and chia seeds are soaked overnight in the yoghurt and almond milk, which means that the oats become wonderfully soft and the chia seeds expand to create a wonderful mix of textures. I then add a mixture of things to it in the morning to add extra goodness and flavour. My go-to’s are sliced banana, cacao nibs, goji berries, almond butter and pumpkin seeds but you can add anything you like – slices of mango, fresh berries, granola, honey, grated apple, raisins and nuts all taste amazing with it. The other awesome thing about this is that it only takes two minutes to mix together, it also requires no chopping, cooking time or washing up and it’s so portable so it makes an amazing breakfast if you’re mornings are very rushed. Just take the jar to work with you and enjoy it there! It’ll make you feel amazing too as it’s bursting with great fibre, omega-3′s, healthy fats and plant protein so you’ll be glowing from the inside out!

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Serves 1

- 3 tablespoons of oats

- 4 tablespoons of almond milk

- 2 tablespoons of coconut yoghurt ( I use plain or vanilla Coyo )

- 2 teaspoons of chia seeds

Serve with a mixture of the following

- 1/2 a banana

- a tablespoon of almond butter

- a handful of cacao nibs, goji berries or raisins

- nuts or pumpkin seeds

- granola

- grated apple

- fresh berries or mango slices

- a drizzling of raw honey or maple syrup

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Simply place the oats, chia seeds, almond milk and coconut yoghurt into a jar and stir them together. Then place the lid on the jar and store it in the fridge overnight, or for at least four hours.

Once it’s ready to eat add your toppings and enjoy!

This should last about two to three days in the fridge if it’s kept in an air-tight container.

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