Quick, healthy breakfast with less than 200 calories and 6 grams of protein.
Busy weekday mornings can be tough and a great excuse for not eating a balanced breakfast. While I personally don’t believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it definitely is my favourite, and if you share my love, this easy recipe for Vegan Overnight Chia Oats will turn those bland winter mornings into an adventure.
It will take you only six ingredients and less than ten minutes of work to make this healthy breakfast the evening before and spend those valuable extra minutes in bed. With under 200 calories per serving, a heathy balance of protein, fats and carbs that get you going, this is my breakfast of choice.
One of the best things about it is that you can make it as much as 24 hours in advance. The longer it sits in the fridge, the thicker it gets. Enjoy it on busy weekdays, lazy Sunday mornings or even on the go as you rush out to start your day.
To make this recipe truly your own, top it with fresh fruits, roasted nuts or coconut. I’m a huge fan of blueberries and coconut.
Vegan Overnight Chia Oats
- 25 g oats
- 5 g chia seeds
- 10 g desiccated coconut
- 60 ml almond milk
- 150 ml water
- 1 tablespoon blueberries, fresh or frozen
- Optional toppings: coconut, blueberries, nuts...
- Sweetener of choice, optional
Mix all the ingredients, except the toppings, in a large microwaveable bowl. Stir well.
Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir well and microwave for another 30 seconds. Stir again and microwave for another 30 seconds.
Transfer the oats into a sealed container or glass jar and let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours and no more than 24 hours.
Top with your favourite fruits and nuts. Dig in!
Nutrition Data per serving
- Calories: 193
- Total Fat: 10g
- Saturated Fat: 8g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 41mg
- Potassium: 139mg
- Carbs: 21g
- Dietary Fiber: 6g
- Sugars: 2g
- Protein: 6g