Sunday, June 28, 2015


Nothing is better than waking up to a breakfast that is ready to eat!   I am not the fastest/ most efficient person in the morning, so these overnight oats are quite the life saver.  All I have to do is open the fridge, grab a spoon, and I am ready to eat. Perfect!!!

I love playing with oatmeal, as it is such a versatile food. Plus, it is both quite filling and healthy. I am seriously full for a few hours after eating oats.  Oatmeal helps lower cholesterol, and can help cure type 2 diabetes (as it slows down the digestion of starch, preventing a sharp rise in blood sugar levels).  By keeping you full, it helps in weight loss.  It is also full of nutrients that nourish your body, and as an added bonus, the insoluble fibers in oatmeal have cancer fighting abilities (they attack certain bile acids, thus decreasing toxicity).  All these reasons should be enough to make oats your new morning best friend.



For the oatmeal:

2 1/2 cups of vanilla almond milk
1 cup of blueberries
1 banana
2 cups of old fashioned oatmeal (gluten free optional)
1/4 cup of chia seeds
1/4 cup of hemp seeds

For the topping:

1 cup of blueberries
2 bananas
Maple syrup to drizzle (optional)


In a blender, blend together the almond milk, the blueberries, and the banana until smooth.
In a large bowl, put the old fashioned oats, the chia seeds, the hemp seeds, and top with the blueberry smoothie mixture. Mix well with a spoon.
Transfer to individual bowls or small jars, layering some of the oatmeal mixture with the blueberries, bananas, and syrup (if using) topping.  
Cover and set in the refrigerator overnight (or at least one hour)


This will make 4 servings

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