Since I discovered overnight chia pudding & overnight oats a week ago… I haven’t had anything else for breakfast. I change the toppings all the time, so it’s not the exact same breakfast every morning. It feels like I’m eating dessert every morning! It’s so healthy & packed with good nutrients which keep me full until my mid-morning snack or lunch! It makes me excited to wake up in the morning too!!
Making it the night before takes literally 5 minutes. In the morning, you take it out of the fridge, add your toppings & it’s ready to be devoured within 2 minutes 🙂
First of all… how do you make the chia seed pudding & overnight oats? It’s super easy!
Chia seed pudding
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 cup milk
1 cup oats
1 cup milk
1/4 cup blueberries
Organic Trader Joes Peanut Butter (or any other PB)
I used Quaker Oats & Trader Joes Chia Seeds!
1. The night before, I get two mason jars. One for the oats & the other for Chia seeds. I add the 1/4 cup chia seeds with a cup of milk into a mason jar. I mix it around & I leave it in the fridge overnight (about 8 hours). Same with the overnight oats! I add 1 cup of oats with a cup of milk into the other mason jar. I mix it around & leave it in the fridge overnight.
2. The next morning, I take it out and mix both around with a chopstick (because I’m asian). Most of the milk gets absorbed by the oats & chia seeds. It’s so cool! The chia seeds can expand to up to 10 times it’s normal size & it’s easier to digest too!
3. Now that the overnight oats & chia seed pudding are ready to be eaten. Here are some of my favorite ingredients to add!
4. I usually take about 2 big spoonfuls of the chia pudding + 3 big spoonfuls of the overnight oats and put it in a separate bowl. I get full pretty easily from this. I can’t eat a huge bowl of this!
5. I add my fruits on top. Here I have blueberries & half a banana. I ate the other half on it’s own 🙂
6. Then I add my two FAVORITE, I emphasize FAVORITE toppings. 1 tbsp organic salted peanut butter and almonds. 10 almonds to be exact!
WHY are they my favorite two toppings? I change my fruits around, but the peanut butter & almonds can’t go.
Peanut Butter: The peanut butter gives it less of a milky/oatmeal texture to me. I love peanut butter on my toast & bananas in general. When I put it in the chia pudding & overnight oats, it tastes amazing. The PB taste is strong so it enhances the whole meal.
Almonds: Instead of have soft food in every bite, I eat an almond with it. Something is super satisfying when I get to have that crunch.
Of course everyone has their favorite tastes to add into foods, but those two are my favorites in this recipe!
7. Then, mix it all up & enjoy this simple & easy breakfast. Keeping you full & packed with healthy fats, antioxidants, omega-3s & fiber!
Here is a picture before I mixed it all up. I ate it all in 5 minutes, oops.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Serving Size: 1 bowl
Fat: 18 grams (don’t worry, it’s healthy fats. It’s essential!)
Carbs: 32 grams
Dietary Fiber: 9 grams
Protein: 10 grams
Try it with sliced apples + cinnamon. Use jam if you don’t like peanut butter. Change it around!! I’ve been trying different combinations such as using pineapples, strawberries, raspberries, etc. Also, I’ve added a bit of chocolate before. YUM. Seriously like a morning dessert you don’t need to feel guilty about!