The requirements for food in my house these days – quick, healthy and delicious. (As a new breastfeeding mama I’ve prioritized eating filling healthy foods that also keeps my milk flowing, and this checks all the boxes.) Our family friend, Bonnie emailed me a recipe a few weeks back, so I put my healthy spin on it and voila! If you live in L.A., you’d end up paying $15 for this at any brunch hot-spot.
Ok, here it is. The gourmet breakfast that takes less than 2 minutes to make…
You’ll need the following for 2 servings:
- 1 c. Old fashion oats (NOT steal-cut)
- 1 c. almond milk (or whatever milk you’re into)
- 2 1/2 Tbsp. yogurt
- chia seeds
- fresh berries (or fruit of your choice)
In a large mixing bowl, mix oats & milk with yogurt (I prefer thick coconut yogurt from our local farmer’s market), sprinkle in your desired amount of chia seeds. I go overboard here. Trust me. You can’t mess this one up.
Stir in cinnamon and honey to your liking for sweetening.
Pour in to two cups and add a handful blueberries, raspberries or anything else you like on top for antioxidants. Cover in the fridge for 5+ hours.
I like to make 4-5 servings on Sunday nights to make the weekday mornings a little easier. There’s nothing better (as a new mom who’s burning hundreds of calories a day) than feeling like you have really delicious healthy food in the fridge!
Enjoy! I’d love to hear what variations you try!