GF Overnight Oats with Hemp and Chia
Most of you know that I’m a huge fan of breakfast. It’s honestly my favorite meal of the day. I love waking up to a warm bowl of oats topped with berries and a creamy nut butter paired with a cup of coffee (preferably Jacob’s from Philz). That’s breakfast heaven! If you want to see how quickly this is made, check out my video on Instagram.
That being said, I like a breakfast that come together in 10 minutes or less, as I’m super hungry when I wake up and don’t want to spend time making breakfast, I just want to eat, plop, journal and read. That’s why I love make ahead breakfasts like these GF overnight oats with hemp and chia.
This GF overnight oats with hemp and chia is a great vegan, dairy-free breakfast that is chock-full of protein, fiber and heathy fats, basically a power packed, fuel filled breakfast that literally takes 3 minutes to make.
It’s also something you can have on the candida diet, if you omit the added maple syrup or honey.
Facts about chia seeds.
- They’re an excellent source of anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fatty acids.
- They’re high in fiber and contain more protein than most plant foods.
- They also contain more calcium than milk. Say what!?
Facts about hemp seeds.
- Hemp seeds are rich in protein (1 tablespoon = 3 grams of protein). Hemp is loaded with all 20 amino acids (including the 9 essential). They’re also a complete source of protein, meaning they contain the full arsenal of muscle-building essential amino acids, comparable to what you’d find in meat, eggs and dairy.
- 1 tablespoon of hemp fulfills the daily requirements for essential fatty acids.
- Hemp contains the ideal 3:1 omega-6 to omega-3 ratio, both which can help the body metabolize fat.
- The protein found in hemp seed is very digestible, making it a great choice for sensitive diets. Hemp stimulates hair and nail growth, improves the health of the skin and can reduce inflammation.
This breakfast keeps me fueled for hours, and I feel great after I eat it. People are always asking me how to eat healthier, well, start here, and as you can see, it’s EASY!
GF Overnight Oats with Hemp and Chia
For the Overnight Oats
- 1 cup almond milk, or nut milk of choice – For store bought, I love Three Trees almond milk, as it’s as close to homemade as you can get. Ingredients are; filtered water, organic almonds, organic vanilla, plus they are a small female based SF company.
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
- 1/3 cup GF rolled oats (not instant oats)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Optional – add some protein and collagen by adding 1 scoop unflavored protein/collagen powder – I love @paleovalley grass fed bone broth protein,as it’s not chalky and doesn’t change the flavor – use code – marinmamacooks15
- Fresh fruit such as; strawberries, blueberries, smashed raspberries, blackberries or sautéed cinnamon apples
- Blackberry chia compote – no added sugar – I do this in the fall and winter months where there isn’t fresh fruit as it uses frozen berries
- Spoonful of almond butter, walnut butter or peanut-butter – I am obsessed with this almond butter from Sam’s Adventure Snacks. It’s locally made in SF and has the perfect consistency and the sea salt really amplifies the flavor.
- Maple syrup or honey – I love Manuka honey
- I love this tahini with dates from SoCo, use code THANKS for 20% off
In a small sealable jar (or other container), combine the milk, chia seeds, hemp seeds, oats, vanilla, pink Himalayan salt and cinnamon. Stir well to combine. Place the lid on the container, and refrigerate overnight. I love these glass jars from Ball.
You can eat the overnight oats cold, but I prefer to heat them up in the microwave for a minute, or a small pan on the stove, as they just taste better warm.
You can eat the oats in the jar, or pour the oats into a bowl and top with fresh berries, spoonful of your favorite nut butter and a drizzle of maple syrup or honey, stir to combine. I like to heat 1 teaspoon coconut oil in the microwave and then mix it in a small bowl with 1 tablespoon nut butter to make the nut butter creamier. This also gives you some extra healthy fats. You can also use MCT oil, as it’s already in liquid form.
I will be honest, the oats themselves are pretty bland tasting on their own, so adding toppings with a bit of sweet gives them flavor. Think of these overnight oats as a base porridge, a blank canvas that you add flavors to.
I also love making these oats in an almost empty peanut butter or almond butter jar. I just reheat the oats in the jar in the am, and then add the berries and maple syrup, stir and enjoy.
If you love quick and easy breakfast options that can be made overnight, then you need to try my overnight refrigerator steel cut oats with chia and strawberries. It’s literally a grab-and-go breakfast and one I travel with.
These easy overnight steel cut oats take 5 minutes to prep the night before and reunite 3-ingredients, steel-cut oats, water and salt.
This 5 minute hot quinoa cereal is one of my go-to breakfasts too.
Got leftover quinoa? Then try my 5 minute warm quinoa cereal.
Love the combination of quinoa and oats together? Then try my hot quinoa and oat cereal with goji berries.
Try my vegan vanilla coconut chia pudding! This is a grab-and-go breakfast that I feel alive after eating and don’t feel weighed down in the least. I also have great energy for my workouts.