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CHERRY ALMOND OVERNIGHT PROATS

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The cherry and almond combo is always a winner in my books.  And here this dynamic duo finds perfect harmony in a make-ahead meal that is packed with all the goods — vitamins & minerals, antioxidants, fibre, healthy fats, and protein!  

Honestly, 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!

These oats can be enjoyed cold or warm.  I like to serve them chilled but topped with warm cherry compote.

Ingredients for 2 servings:

  • 2/3 cup gluten-free rolled oats

  • 1/4 cup almond meal

  • 2 Tbsp collagen peptides or Nuzest Clean Lean protein powder (use code “DRTARA” for discount)

  • 2 Tbsp white chia seeds

  • 2 Tbsp shelled gluten-free hemp seeds

  • 2 tsp gelatinized maca powder (optional)

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

  • 1/2 cup canned organic full-fat coconut milk

  • 1 cup frozen cherries (sweet cherries or a combination of sweet and sour)

  • 1/4 tsp pure almond extract

  • optional pure stevia, raw honey (nonvegan) or maple syrup to sweeten as desired

  • optional toppings: warm cherry compote (frozen cherries that have been heated up!), warm almond butter, chopped raw almonds, or toppings of choice

Directions:

  1. Put all of the ingredients except toppings in a bowl or divide between single-serving mason jars and stir well to combine. Sweeten to taste.

  2. Cover and refrigerate overnight, or for a minimum of 6 hours.

Cherry Almond Overnight Proats can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 4 to 5 days. Before serving, stir and add additional almond milk as needed for desired consistency. Enjoy warm or cold with your choice of toppings.

Cherry Almond Overnight Proats topped with warm cherry compote (frozen sweet and sour cherries warmed up) and almonds.

Cherry Almond Overnight Proats topped with warm cherry compote (frozen sweet and sour cherries warmed up) and almonds.