Gluten and Dairy-Free Overnight Oats For A Quick And Healthy Breakfast

Oatmeal is a very healthy breakfast. Oats are a terrific functional food for the body. Quaker oats has a lot of easy and healthy recipes on their site. My family enjoys the overnight oats made with equal parts oats and cashew milk, with a bit of cinnamon, chia seeds and honey. Cover this mixture with sliced bananas and top with peanut butter. This mixture stays in the fridge for the night and you mix it together in the morning. If you do not enjoy this cold, you can heat the mixture for a minute.

If you have a nut allergy, use oat milk with the oats and cover the top with sunflower seed butter for a high protein and filling breakfast.

 

More recipes can be found on the Quaker Oats website.

http://www.quakeroats.com/cooking-and-recipes/overnightoats

 

photo credit to Quaker Oats

https://foodrevolution.org/recipes/toasted-pistachio-and-cherry-overnight-oats/

*If you are allergic to nuts, substitute pumpkin seeds for the pistachios in the recipe above.

Dr. Fuhrman’s Chia Seed Breakfast

Ingredients (1 Serving):

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons whole chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons old fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries or frozen, thawed

Instructions:

In a bowl, mix together non-dairy milk, chia seeds, and oats. 

Let mixture sit for 10 minutes. 

For an on-the-run breakfast, make the night before and store in the refrigerator.

Stir in blueberries and banana. Add additional non-dairy milk if desired to adjust consistency.

Nutritional Facts (Per Serving)

  • Calories 293
  • Protein 10 g
  • Carbohydrates 46 g
  • Sugars 19 g
  • Total Fat 9.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.1 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 67 mg
  • Fiber 12.1 g
  • Beta-Carotene 39 mg
  • Vitamin C 7 mg
  • Calcium 166 mg
  • iron 5.1 mg
  • Folate 39 mg
  • Magnesium 117 mg
  • Potassium 479mg
  • Zinc 1.2 mg
  • Selenium 17.6 mg

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