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THE NUTTY CHAI CHARMER

This chai-spiced superfood-boosted oatmeal bowl is a real charmer!  Make it the night before for a smooth morning meal.

Ingredients for 4 servings, mix together the following:

  • 1/2 cup raw gluten-free steel-cut oats
  • 1/4 cup shelled hemp seeds (gluten-free if needed)
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free quinoa flakes
  • 1/4 cup coarsely ground or chopped walnuts (omit for nut-free)
  • 2 Tbsp gluten-free flaxseed meal
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tsp maca powder (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp each of ground cardamom, ginger and cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened almond or nut-free milk + additional as needed
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • pure stevia, raw honey (nonvegan) or maple syrup as desired

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together oats, hemp seeds, quinoa flakes, walnuts, flaxseed meal, chia seeds, maca, and spices.
  2. Add 1 & 1/4 cups unsweetened almond milk and vanilla and stir well to combine.  Sweeten as desired.
  3. Cover and refrigerate overnight.  Stir well, adding additional almond or nut-free milk as needed for desired consistency.

Serve with your favourite “breakfast sundae” toppings such as yogurt "whipped cream" (Greek or non-dairy coconut yogurt), shredded coconut, peanuts/nuts/seeds, and berries.