Overnight Oatmeal

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Coming back from vacation is usually bittersweet.  You’ve had an amazing time and then are trying to get settled back in to the hustle and bustle of your weekly routine.  For me it’s a balance between a full time career, working out, sharing household responsibilities with Riche, being a Mom to 5 fur babies and striving to maintain a whole/clean nutrition plan.  When I can find a super easy and yummy recipe that provides a meal for multiple days, I’m all for trying it out!  I found this recipe for “Overnight Oatmeal” in the “Eat To Live” cookbook by Joel Fuhrman, MD.  Wow!  It literally took all of 5 minutes to throw together and makes 3 servings.  That’s 3 breakfasts instantly done for my week.  I’ve added a variety of fruit (dried açaí berries, banana or fresh blueberries) and hemp hearts each morning to mix up the flavor and texture and a little extra protein (with the hemp hearts), but the recipe gives you a great base to start with.  The final results come out creamy.  I’ll portion out my daily serving, sprinkle some cinnamon on top and have eaten both warmed in the microwave and as a cold cereal and have been equally pleased with both.  Enjoy y’all!

 

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Overnight Oatmeal

 

Ingredients:

1/4 cup raisins and/or other chopped dried fruits

1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

2 cups unsweetened soy, hemp, or almond milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)

3 cups fresh chopped fruits or frozen mixed berries

 

Instructions:

Place the dried fruit, oats, and nondairy milk in a container.  Cover and refrigerate overnight to soften.  In the morning, mix with fresh chopped fruit or defrosted frozen berries.

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