Overnight Chia Oats

A great twist on oatmeal.  This makes your standard oatmeal even tastier AND healthier!  Best part…it requires NO cooking, and less than 5 minutes of prep involved!  Although 10-12 hours of soaking is necessary.

Courtesy of Kathy Richards

Ingredients

Serves 2

1 cup of Old-Fashioned Oats (NOT instant)

1 cup of 1% reduced fat milk

2Tbs chia seeds

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp nutmeg

2Tbs whey protein powder (unflavored)

Preparation

  1. Combine oats, milk, chia seeds, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and protein powder in a glass bowl or jar. (anything with a lid)  Stir, close lid, and refrigerate overnight. (at least 10-12 hours)
  2. Wake up next morning, open lid, stir.  Sprinkle a touch of extra cinnamon on top (optional) and enjoy!

Nutrition Per Serving

295 calories, 19g of protein, 41g of carbohydrates, 7.5g of fat, 9g of fiber, 75mg of sodium

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