This breakfast has endless possibilities.
I first discovered overnight oats a few years and have been hooked ever since. It’s so easy to prepare yet it feels more indulgent than yogurt or instant oatmeal. The best part is, if you make it in a jar, you can bring it with you on the go. I am a big fan of eating breakfast at work rather than before work, so I like the portability of overnight oats. For me, I don’t want to waste any time eating breakfast in the morning at home that could instead be time sleeping in bed 😉
Since this week’s feature ingredient is pomegranate I added lots of arils to my jar. I have previously mentioned that I prefer to eat seasonal produce but I do buy frozen fruit from time to time to add to smoothies, yogurt, and pancakes. This week I had frozen raspberries in the freezer so I added those to my jar as well. Before you eat your overnight oats in the morning, add any ingredients that you don’t want to put in the fridge overnight, like nuts, seeds, or granola.
This recipe uses a tablespoon of chia seeds. Have you ever used them before? Chia seeds are an ancient Mayan and Aztec seed that have grown increasingly popular due to its many health benefits. Chia seeds are high in omega 3 fatty acids, which help reduce cholesterol and inflammation. They also are an excellent source of fiber and a good source of calcium.
Do you know the difference between and excellent source and a good source? Foods described as an excellent source of a certain vitamin or mineral have greater than 20% of the recommended daily intake (RDI) whereas foods that are a good source have between 10-19 of the recommended daily intake (RDI). Chia seeds start off as little seeds but when you put them in milk they change into a texture similar to tapioca. It’s definitely an interesting texture, but when I add them to yogurt or oats along with fruit I don’t mind the texture at all.
Prep this breakfast when you are making your lunch for the next day, I promise you won’t be disappointed.