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
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.
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.