Carrie Fehr

Kitchen Garden Food

Tag: chia seeds

Creamy Overnight Oats

 

Creamy Overnight Oats is my new go-to favorite breakfast. This easy to prepare recipe is a nod to comfort food and yet, so healthy for you too. Feel free to add any toppings you like to change up the flavor combinations. I like berries, almond butter granola with Greek yogurt, and lemon zest. Coconut would also work, as would dried cherries with a sprinkle of cacao powder.

Creamy Overnight Oats

Ingredients:

1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

1 cup almond milk 

2 teaspoons chia seeds

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Toppings: Fresh fruit, seeds, nuts, granola, nut butters, dried fruit, citrus zest, vanilla bean, cinnamon, honey

Directions:

Combine oats, almond milk, chia seeds, and vanilla extract in a small jar and cover with a lid. Allow it to rest in the refrigerator overnight. 

Remove from refrigerator, give it a stir. 

Add your favorite toppings.

Serve and enjoy!

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Coconut Chia Pudding

Chia 2 photoNeed a little breakfast inspiration? Throw together some chia seeds and coconut milk. Add a swirl of honey and voilà— you have a great start to the day.  These magic little seeds are nutritional superstars loaded with omega 3’s and protein that make this creamy pudding ideal as a pre or post workout snack.  A crown of summer berries or any other seasonal fruit is delicious on top of this cloud of chia seeds.  I enjoy it as a morning, noon, or evening treat.  And I’m certainly not above mid-morning or mid-afternoon too.

Coconut Chia Pudding

Ingredients:
2 cups coconut milk
1/3 cup chia seeds
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)

Directions:

In a medium-sized bowl stir ingredients together.

Set aside in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours or overnight until the seeds puff and expand.

Serve with your favorite fruit, nuts or seeds.