Is it hard for you to find time to eat breakfast in the morning? If your answer is yes, then this breakfast meal prep is for you!
Overnight oats & chia pudding are the perfect way to ensure you eat a tasty, nutritious & wholesome breakfast to help you power through your morning.
You simply soak the oats, chia seeds & additional ingredients in an airtight container overnight in the fridge & grab them before you head out the door in the morning.
Prepping ahead of time will help alleviate the stress when it comes to trying to eat healthier & set you up for a great week ahead!
Oats are loaded with nutrients: fiber, protein, magnesium, potassium, & omega 3 fatty acids. Not only do they taste good, but they will make you feel even better, keep you full & give you a natural boost of energy.
Chia seeds are loaded with fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, & multiple micronutrients. They are high in antioxidants as well as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus; nutrients that are essential for bone health.
Ingredients for Overnight Oats (3 servings):
1 1/2 cup oats
1 1/2 cup unsweetened plant-based milk
6 tbsp almond butter or nut butter of choice
3 tbsp ground flaxseed
3 tbsp cacao powder or cocoa powder
3 tsp vanilla extract
3 tsp coconut sugar or brown sugar
cacao nibs or chocolate chips
raspberries & bananas
Ingredients for Chia Pudding (2 servings):
2 cups coconut milk or milk of choice
1/2 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tbsp coconut sugar or brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon
coconut yogurt or yogurt of choice
blueberries, raspberries & strawberries
1. In 3 separate jars, place 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup plant-based milk or water, 2 tbsp nut butter, 1 tbsp flaxseed, 1 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder, 1tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp coconut or brown sugar.
2. In a large mixing bowl, place all ingredients for the chia pudding & whisk together until evenly combined & distribute evenly into 2 jars.
3. Place airtight lids on each jar & place them into the fridge overnight.
4. Remove from the fridge & top with recommended toppings listed above or whatever you like! Enjoy!
Health Benefits from Ingredients in the Bowls:
Almonds promote heart health, lower LDL cholesterol, support strong bones & teeth, aid weight loss
Bananas support circulation, cardiovascular health & healthy blood pressure, aid digestion, reduce inflammation
Blueberries aid digestion, boost immunity, reduce inflammation, promote heart heath
Cacao aids digestion, reduces inflammation, improves circulation, blood & cardiovascular health
Chia Seeds aid digestion, increase energy, support blood sugar regulation & weight loss & improve brain function
Flaxseed promotes heart health, improves brain function, balances hormones, reduces inflammation, aids digestion
Oats balance blood sugar levels, help reduce blood pressure, promote healthy gut bacteria
Raspberries boost immunity, aid digestion, promote heart health, support healthy aging, reduce inflammation
Strawberries boost immunity, support cardiovascular health & reduces inflammation