Overnight Oats

Chocolate Oaties

Chocolate Oaties

If you have followed me for any length of time on Instagram, you know that my faaavorite food is oatmeal. I have oatmeal every single day, in some way. Usually in the form of overnight oats. It's so versatile and easy to change up the flavors. Below you will find my base recipe for the infamous oaties that stole my heart.

Overnight Oatmeal Base Recipe:

1/3 cup rolled oatmeal

2 tablespoon chia seeds (I use Salba brand)

1 teaspoon hemp seeds

1 teaspoon turmeric

dash black pepper (to help the body absorb turmeric)

1 serving protein powder (this can be one or two scoops depending on the brand you use)

Stir and cover with non-dairy milk of choice. Keep in mind that it will thicken up, so add enough milk so that it is a little more liquid than you would typically enjoy. Once stirred, refrigerate overnight (up to 5 days)

It really is that simple! You can do MANY variations such as adding cinnamon or cacao powder. You can add in shredded zucchini or pumpkin puree for more volume and more nutritional value.

Topping choices are endless. I usually top with fresh fruit of some kind, nuts and/or nut butter and raw pumpkin seeds. Don't add your toppings until the morning of or they will get soggy!

Apple Cinnamon Oaties

Apple Cinnamon Oaties

Kale Banana Smoothie Bowl

Topped with Good Mix Superfoods Blend 11, Dang Foods coconut chips, One Degree sprouted granola and fresh blackberries

Topped with Good Mix Superfoods Blend 11, Dang Foods coconut chips, One Degree sprouted granola and fresh blackberries

It has been unseasonably warm this winter so far (NO complaints here) and i woke up this morning craving a smoothie bowl (sorry oatmeal, we aren't breaking up, I just needed some space). 

Ingredients:

2 frozen bananas *

A few cubes of ice

Hand full of kale or other dark green

1/2 cup unsweetened nondairy milk of choice

! tablespoon blackstrap molasses 

Dash of turmeric

Dash of black pepper

Toppings: I listed the toppings that I used under the photo but you can use anything that you think is delicious. Go crazy!

I always blend my greens with my nondairy milk FIRST and get it to a green milk consistency, otherwise you will have pieces of kale that don't get blended up. I use my Magic Bullet for this.

The reason I use black pepper is because your body better absorbs turmeric this way. Just trust me, you can't taste it. Put all of your ingredients into a high-speed blender or food processor, blend, scrape down and blend again. It will come out to be a really nice thick icecream-like texture which is how i prefer my smoothie bowls. Throw your toppings on and ENJOY.

**you totally do not have to use frozen bananas, it just makes for a more icecream texture which is what i prefer.