As my nausea has calmed down and my appetite is starting to get back to normal, I have started making overnight oats again. Overnight oats are one of the easiest, healthy breakfasts to have on hand. I don’t have time to make breakfast at 5am and with overnight oats, I can just pack it with me and eat at work.
The basics of all of my overnight oats are the same: quick cook steel coat oats, hemp seeds, chia seeds, and coconut water. Most people use a milk for the fluid part, but I found that coconut water gives it plenty of flavor and makes it feel lighter. If you want an even creamier base, try half milk and half vanilla greek yogurt.
For all of my oats, add all the dry ingredients then add whatever toppings you like. The liquid goes in the night before you want to eat it.
Here are My Top 5 Overnight Oats Recipes:
- Berries and Agave
- This is my most basic recipe and it is super easy but always delicious. I keep mixed, frozen berries in the freezer at all times. Add 1/4 cup of frozen berries to your base plus 1 tsp of Agave nectar. Cover with fluid of choice and refrigerate. The fruit will defrost by morning.
- Black Forest
- Add a few frozen, pitted, black cherries, 2 drops of vanilla extract, and 1 Tbl of dark chocolate chips to your base. Cover with fluid and refrigerate overnight.
- Vanilla, Almond, and Apricot
- Add 1/8 tsp of vanilla plus handful of almonds and a few of Trader Joe’s frozen, dried apricots. This recipe is very good with the coconut water but I plan on trying it with 1/2 coconut water and 1/2 yogurt for some extra creaminess.
- Fig and Honey
- This is Marwan’s favorite! Add a few of Trader Joe’s frozen, dried figs with 1/2 Tbls of honey. That’s it! This is really good with coconut water.
- Almond Joy
- Add unsweetened coconut shavings, a few chocolate chips, and a few sliced, toasted almonds. Top with liquid of juice but best with unsweetened almond milk! I usually add a little agave for added sweetness to this one.