OVERNIGHT OATS AND CHIA SEEDS PUDDING
Overnight oats have been in the ”healthy trend” for a good few years now. At first, I didn’t buy it at all, the idea of having cold soggy oats in the cold Irish winter was a big no-no!
Then as Chia seeds are considered the holy grail of nutrition, I had made a chia seed pudding at the start of my journey into the big world of ”healthy”. As we all do!
I even wrote about all the goodness of chia seeds on the blog post. I am sort of using a ridiculous humour here, don’t know if you can detect it?
But as everything I don’t like to put all my eggs in one basket, so nutrition isn’t about how much chia seeds or nut butter you eat but it’s about a variety of wholesome, unprocessed food you eat PLUS managing your stress, sleep and cleaning up your environment.
The Four Aspects of Health
All these factors help support your health in general not just one. But address one aspect for now and master it (exaggerated version) then slowly address the others. One change a day, one meal a day, one sleep a night.
This is the approach we talk with my clients. Everybody is different and the work we do is different. If you are here reading this, I am assuming yours is breakfast? or food in general?
I have a good amount of breakfast recipes here for you here. Use Gluten-free or dairy-free if this is the lifestyle you chose.
So when one day I decided to give this overnight oat craze a shot! As usual, I don’t quite follow recipes, I get the idea then I create my own. I tried it with flavours I like, fruits I like and when I like.
My best is with figs, bananas and nut butter. Yum! Not always do I get to take a picture as I eat in a hurry (completely opposite to tell my clients in the clinic)
Sit down, take a deep breath and chew your food properly which helps digestion and get rid of bloating and many other digestive issues. But you know to do as I say not what I do. In fairness, I don’t always rush, just breakfasts. This overnight oat and chia seed pudding picture were taken at 5.30 in the morning at my desk.
Yes, that’s when I like having breakfast. I get very hungry when I wake up in the morning. Unlike what I say eating at my desk is more relaxing for me, than eating it with the kids fighting and stressing me. Do you see what I mean? I brought it back to personalised coaching again! Everybody is different and the stress triggers are different. I hope I am making sense. If not, do let me know in the comment below.
This Overnight Oat and Chia Seed Pudding can easily be an option for those who would rather carry their breakfast to work or a snack (reduce the portion size for a snack).
For those doing intermittent fasting and have to go to work.
If you try this recipe or create your own version please tag @projectmeformums on Instagram or @everydaycookingwithmira on Facebook when you share the picture. Let’s encourage others to eat better.
- 2 table spoons of oats
- 1 table spoon of chia seeds
- 1 tea spoon of ground cinnamon
- 1 tea spoon of cacao nibs (optional)
- 1 table spoon of Udo's blend (optional)
- 1 cup of plant milk
- 1 banana or other fruits
- 1 table spoon of almond butter
- In a clean jar or bowl, add the oats, chia seeds, ground cinnamon and the cacao nibs.
- Mix it all then add the udo's oil and the plant milk. Mix again.
- Cover and set it in the fidge for a minimum of 2 hours or overnight.
- In the morning add the fruits and a dollop of almond butter
Berries can be added into the milk at night before you set it whereas banana's can go a little brown.