Well, there's really nothing to shout about as I've seen many bloggers made this easy yet healthy and nutritious overnight oats.
Cultivating healthy eating habits don't seem to be easy for me due to the lack of determination and disciplines to do that. (Ya excuses and excuses again...). Anyway, MUST MUST MUST .... start with a healthy breakfast meal ! So here's the overnight oats ... with added chia seeds and infused with calming cold Chamomile tea !
Click here to know more about the benefits from eating chia seeds. Needless to say, I'll be trying out some recipes with chia seeds.
Recipe source and adapted from: Breakfast drama queen
Below my slight modifications as I've changed white peaches to apricots, and replaced some ingredients that I could find in the pantry/fridge.
Chamomile Apricot Overnight Oats
For the overnight oats
55g rolled oats
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
240g Low-fat yogurt
50g cold Chamomile tea (replace it with milk if you don't prefer tea)
2 small fresh apricot, stoned and diced
For the mix-ins just before serving:
1 tablespoon dessicated coconut
2 tablespoons crushed walnuts
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
1.5 tablespoons dried cranberries
Fresh apricots, few slices
2 tablespoons milk (if the oats are too thick, add more milk)
Make a cup of tea with 1 Chamomile teabag, set a side and obtain about 50g cold tea.
In a large bowl or clean container, put together the rolled oats, chia seeds, vanilla extract, yogurt and tea. Add the chopped apricots and use a spoon to stir and mix well all the ingredients.
Cover the container with lid and leave in the fridge overnight.
In the morning, stir in approximately half of the dessicated coconuts, sunflower seeds, walnuts and dried cranberries into the oats mixture. If the oats are too thick, add a little more milk to it.
Divide the overnight oats amongst 4 small bowls. Top with the remaining mix-ins, some fresh apricots and lastly about 2 teaspoons of honey.
Do feel free to add/use your preferred berries or fruits as toppings for the overnight oats.
Indeed, a small bowl of this nutty fruity overnight oats is so fulfilling and a great start for the day ! Hopefully, a great start for a healthier me in the new year too ^-^! Enjoy!