Horchata Chia Overnight Oats- a quick and healthy breakfast infused with flavors of the Horchata drink. Just 7 ingredients + 5 minutes to make! (vegan + gluten-free)
There’s nothing I love more than the start of a new year. I’m a planner by nature and I find great joy in sitting down and mapping out what I want the next twelve months to look like.
Most importantly I look forward to getting into a new routine. I know it might sound boring to some people but I thrive on knowing what each day holds. I mean, that’s not to say I don’t like a little bit of spontaneity here and there. Okay, so maybe I could use some work in that area.
Besides attempting to be more spontaneous, I want to start practicing daily gratitude. It’s so easy to get caught up in little problems and forget how much there is to be grateful for. I think reminding myself of that every day is the perfect way to set a positive tone for the mind. Because positive thinking has the ability to greatly influence our happiness and success, as does a healthy breakfast!
I know, cheesiest transition ever.
In all seriousness though, I really do believe in the power of a good breakfast. I always make sure to have something wholesome, filling, and energizing to set me up for smart eating the rest of the day. Overnight oats with superfood chia seeds (like my favorite Bob’s Red Mill) make an especially awesome choice because they take 5 minutes to prep and are loaded with fiber, protein and iron.
This Horchata version is my latest favorite. If you’ve ever had Horchata then you know it’s a creamy drink made from rice, cinnamon, vanilla and ground almonds. I made these with that in mind using vanilla almond milk yogurt, ground cinnamon and a touch of lime zest. Super simple yet so delicious. And how fun is it to say Horchata Chia? :)
I like to top it off with sliced banana, soaked almonds and pomegranate seeds for added texture and flavor. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
1 tablespoon Bob’s Red Mill Chia Seeds
1/2 cup rolled oats*
1/2 cup yogurt**
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon lime zest
In a small bowl or jar, add the oats, chia seeds, yogurt, almond milk, cinnamon, maple syrup and lime zest. Stir together, cover tightly with a lid and refrigerate overnight. The next morning it will be ready to eat. If you prefer your oats warm, try microwaving them for 1 minute with a splash of almond milk. Top with sliced banana, soaked almonds, and pomegranate seeds then enjoy!
*Be sure to use certified gluten-free oats (like Bob’s Red Mill) for allergies
**I like to use Kit Hill Vanilla Almond Milk Yogurt but any yogurt will work. If you use plain you might want to add a splash of vanilla extract for more flavor.
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