I don’t always crave or love oatmeal, but lately I’ve been going crazy over this blend I put together a couple weeks ago. I needed something substantial that I could pack with me and this seemed to fit the bill. I make mine with extra omega goodies and nutrient dense fruits for that bit of extra goodness that my body might need throught the day.
I use a large quart jar or recycled clean pickle jar for this recipe and it usually lasts me 3-4 days.
You will Need:
- Gluten Free Oats
- Milled Flax seeds
- Milled Hemp seeds
- Chlorella powder (or green powder of choice)
- Honey or Brown sugar
- Fruit of choice (Dried or frozen berries/raisins)
I had some frozen and dried black berries that I had harvested last fall and they made a tastey addition to my recipe. Raisins were my go to when they ran out because they are faily cheap and readily available. You could also get some more exotic fruits like goji berries,or try bananas and trade the green powder for some peanut butter or cacao! Diversity is everywhere and don’t be afraid to scan pinterest for combination ideas.
I never measure exactly (the sign of a true scientist?) but just use my jar as a guide and it goes something like this:
- A Thick layer of Oats
- A Thin line of Flax and Hemp
- 1/2 tsp of green powder (chlorella, spirulina, or wheatgrass)
- Repeat this about 3 times or until your 1 inch from the lip. (You need some space for mixing, expansion and such)
- Put your lid on and shake it a few time to get a good mix. I’ve found that if you don’t sometimes the pectin in the flax seed will create a seal and prevent the water from getting all the way throughout the jar.
- Once it’s blended evenly put a thin layer of honey or sugar over the top, just enough to cover the blend.
- Fill with water slowly and keep adding for a few minutes until it stops absorbing and you have a little water left on top.
- Put your lid back on and by the next day you have a premade delicious breakfast that will get you through the day without crashing!!
You could easily include some other type of super food instead of a green powder. Maybe Maca or Ashwaganda powder. But the key is to not use to much and over power the fruit and honey. Root powders I find can be very earthy flavored, the same with sea vegetable powders, they get fishy/ocean tasting, to much of either ruins the appeal fast!
How do you like to make your Overnight Oats? Share your ideas in the comments section below.