There are few breakfasts as simple and satisfying as overnight protein oats. You simply mix the ingredients together in a matter of minutes the night before, and they soak while you sleep. In the morning, they're ready whenever you are!
This blueberry ginger version is a personal favourite. It tastes great and is absolutely packed with all the goods — vitamins & minerals, antioxidants, fibre, healthy fats, and protein. For a fun and flavourful spin, I also added some lemongrass essential oils. What a great way to start the day!
Bring on the Blue
Blueberries are bursting with flavour and nutrition. They are packed with amazing phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fibre.
Blueberries get their deep blue hue from anthocyanins, which are powerful antioxidants. In fact, blueberries contain among the highest antioxidant capacities of all the commonly consumed fruits and vegetables. These natural disease-fighting agents are believed to help in the prevention of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and even cognitive impairment.
Ginger has a fresh, fragrant and slightly peppery taste. It is well-recognized as having anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea, analgesic and pro-digestive benefits. Research also suggests that consumption of ginger can boost immunity and reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, stroke and heart disease.
Blueberry Ginger Lemon Overnight Oats Recipe
ingredients for 2 large or 4 small servings:
1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
2 Tbsp chia seeds
2 Tbsp gluten-free flaxseed meal
2 Tbsp Organika Enhanced Collagen Relax (omit for vegan)
1 cup unsweetened almond or nut-free milk (I like to make homemade plant-based milk with my Almond Cow)
1 cup canned organic full-fat coconut milk
1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
1 cup frozen unsweetened blueberries
optional 1 to 2 drops lemongrass essential oils
optional Lakanto monk fruit sweetener, stevia, or sweetener or choice, adjusted to taste
optional toppings: fresh organic blueberries, goldenberries, pomegranate arils, granola (grain-free coconut cashew granola used here)
Put oats, chia seeds, flax, collagen, almond milk, coconut milk, ginger, and blueberries in a bowl or single-serving mason jar(s) and stir well to combine. Add essential oils as desired and sweeten to taste.
Cover and refrigerate overnight, or for a minimum of 6 hours.
In the morning, stir and serve chilled or heat if desired. Add toppings and enjoy!
Blueberry Ginger Lemon Overnight Proats can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.