Golden Milk Overnight Oats
This golden milk overnight oats is a great vegan, dairy-free breakfast that is chock-full of protein, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, fiber and heathy fats.
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, start at breakfast. Breakfast sets your metabolism and blood sugar for the day, and as you can see from the below video, it’s SO EASY to make a healthy breakfast!
Adding warming spices not only ups the flavor profile, and gets you in that fall cozy mood, but these spices have some healing properties as well.
- Cinnamon supports healthy insulin levels + blood sugar response and is anti-inflammatory.
- Ginger has been used for centuries to safely quell nausea & digestive discomfort.
- Nutmeg is rich in antioxidants that can slow signs of aging & disease.
- Cardamom is considered an excellent digestive, especially beneficial in reducing bloating and intestinal gas. It also helps ease inflammation.
- Turmeric has amazing natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immune-boosting properties. It helps aid with digestion and stomach ailments. It can tame heartburn and an upset stomach and has protective effects on gut lining. Yellow foods are great for digestion, so it makes sense that turmeric helps with the gut.
These oats also have hemp and chia seeds tossed into the mix.
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.
So whose ready to dive into fall and make these oats?
Golden Milk Overnight Oats
For the overnight oats
- 1/2 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.
- 1/2 cup unsweetened canned coconut milk – I love Native Forest Simple, as it has no guar or gums and comes in BPA free cans – make sure to shake the can, and get the one where you can hear the milk swishing around, as it will be easier to work with.
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
- 1/3 cup GF rolled oats (not instant oats)
- 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
- Pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons currants – you don’t have to add these, but I love how the currants pair with the warm spices
- Fresh fruit such as; strawberries, blueberries, diced apples, or sautéed cinnamon apples
- Tahini – I love this tahini from SoCo, use code mmcooks15 for 15% off.
- Bee Pollen
- 1-2 tablespoons organic cold milled flaxseed
In a small sealable jar (or other container), combine the almond milk, coconut milk, chia seeds, hemp seeds, oats, maple syrup, pink Himalayan salt, spices and currants. Stir well to combine. Place the lid on the container, and refrigerate overnight. I love these glass jars from Ball.
These oats are best served warm. I either heat them up in the microwave for a minute or so, or in a small pan on the stove. After heating the oats up, give them a big stir to make sure everything is mixed together well.
Pour warmed oats into a bowl and top them with any of the above toppings. I love topping mine with some berries, bee pollen, tahini and flax meal. I also love my morning cup of coffee infused with a scoop of bone broth collagen protein.
I love breakfast, and have so many easy breakfast options to choose from, so check out my breakfast page if you’re in a rut. I promise you, you will never be bored with breakfast again.
Here’s the pantry recipe that inspired this one. It’s super simple to whip up if you don’t want to add the spices. GF overnight refrigerator oats with hemp and chia.