Pretty Overnight Oats

By Chef: Summer Sanders
Posted: December 11, 2014

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If you’re the type of person to crave a hearty bowl of oats in the morning you don’t necessarily have to use a stove to enjoy them. By soaking your oats overnight you retain more of their delicious flavor, nutrition, and their pleasantly chewy texture. This version by Summer Sanders of Radiantly Raw Lifestyles comes complete with fresh berries, cinnamon, her sweet vegan almond milk, and Dastony’s luscious almond butter.

Ingredients

Overnight Oats
  • 2 cups almond milk (Recipe below)
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoon xylitol
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • cinnamon to taste
  • 2 tablespoon Dastony almond butter
  • 1/4 cup raw chia seeds
  • 1 cup of gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds
Sweet Vegan Almond Milk
  • 2 cups of soaked almonds (soak for at least 5 hours, preferably overnight)
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 3-5 tablespoons of coconut sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Celtic salt
  • 1 tablespoon of lecithin (stabilizer that is optional)
  • Other optional ingredients to use a flavorings (use individually)
  • 1/4 of a banana
  • 1/4 cup of goji berries
  • Cinnamon
  • Cardamon
  • Strawberries or other favorite fruitYou can also use other nuts or seeds, always soak them though, even better if you can sprout them. This gets rid of the enzyme inhibitor phytic acid. I love using hemp seeds (no need to soak) or brazil nuts (no need to soak) when I’m really busy. They don’t need to be soaked, but I always suggest washing them with a bit of apple cider vinegar or food grade hydrogen peroxide.

Instruction

Overnight Oats

1. Blend almond milk, banana, xylitol, salt, cinnamon and almond butter together in your vitamix.

2. Pour chia into bottom of mason jar.

3. Pour 1/2 cup of almond milk mixture over the chia, stir and then layer with oats, pour 1/2 cup liquid, then layer with fruit, pour more liquid and continue layering until finished.

Sweet Vegan Almond Milk

1.Blend the nuts and water together for at least a minute.

2. Once blended, use your nut milk back or cheesecloth to strain the husk of the nut.

3. Then put the milk back into the blender and add flavors. Blend again.

Store in a glass container. Should keep for 3-4 days.