It is so versatile and you can make a million different combinations. This combo is definitely a keeper. I usually make overnight oats with blueberries, almonds, and honey. Sometimes I make it with bananas and almond butter, but this blood orange combo with the chia seeds in the mix is awesome. You can make it the night before, so it is all ready to go when you’re running out the door! Honestly, who has time to make breakfast in the A.M.?
Makes 2-4 servings, depending on how much you load up the toppings.
Prep time: 15 min.
Cook time: This sits overnight in the fridge to soak up all of the almond milk goodness
-2 blood oranges, peeled and segmented
-1 1/2 c. oats (not instant)
-1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped out
-2 T. chia seeds
-2 c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk (this is great with coconut milk as well)
-1 tsp. cinnamon
-1 T. honey
-pinch of salt
-2-3 T. toasted sliced almonds
-2-3 T. chopped pistachios
Combine almond milk, vanilla bean seeds, honey, cinnamon, chia seeds, and pinch of salt in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk to combine. Add oats, and stir to combine mixture.
Place in a container or bowl in the fridge to sit overnight, so you can scoop the portions you want throughout the week, or portion them into small containers or mason jars. In the morning, top with blood orange segments, toasted almonds, pistachios, and a drizzle of honey. Enjoy! This is great on-the-go. Also, I tend to like my oatmeal more on the soupy/liquidy side, so if you like a drier oatmeal, I would go with 1 1/2 c. milk instead.
Some of my other favorite toppings (use same base recipe for oats):
-blueberries, toasted almonds, cinnamon, and honey
-strawberries, sliced bananas, flaked coconut and agave syrup or honey
-sliced bananas, almond butter or peanut butter, and cinnamon
You can really use any combination of fruits, nuts, and nut butters. The possibilities are endless and this is a super healthy recipe for breakfast rather than those nasty instant oatmeal packets with TONS of sugar and artificial ingredients.