Here at Rodelle, we understand that there’s cooking and baking that you want to share with your friends, family and loved ones. We capture those recipes in our Test Kitchen under the supervision of our Executive Chef. Or, we trust our Brand Ambassadors to send us their crafty and original recipes and beautiful photos.
On the other hand, every one is busy and we understand there are times that we eat to fuel our bodies and, if we’re lucky, there are real foods involved. This is one of those recipes; crafted at home with speed, efficiency and a heavy emphasis on making it from breakfast to lunch without a low blood sugar induced panic moment. We hope that you’ll see past the basic, and hone in on the healthy.
Chia overnight oatmeal
Overnight oatmeal is one of the many trends that has been floating around the food blog world. There’s a variation for every season and dietary need. Do a quick search for “overnight oats” and you’ll find many options to choose from! This is a basic adaptation and a good place to start your own experiment! And, with whole, natural foods, it is a great make-ahead breakfast choice!
Ingredients for 2 generous breakfast servings
1/2 cup of rolled oats (traditional, not instant)
1 cup of plain yogurt (or, add flavor with your favorite flavor, this recipe uses plain, non-fat)
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 tablespoon Rodelle Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup strawberries
1/2 cup milk (any variety, this recipe used 1% organic)
Mix together all ingredients, divide into two containers. Refrigerate overnight. In the morning, top with additional strawberries and, if desired, a dollop of your favorite nut butter for additional protein. The second serving can go to someone that doesn’t mind running the risk of getting a chia seed stuck in his/her teeth, or can be kept refrigerated for your breakfast the next day. Enjoy and let us know what you think!
This breakfast is not particularly sweet, so feel free to add additional sweetener: vanilla sugar, fruit juice instead of milk, extra fruit or a tablespoon of maple syrup are great places to start.
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