Hey there! It’s been a while. Life’s been good here. I got my hair cut. Did some pantry organizing. Had a baby. You know, the usual. I’m starting to feel like myself again and find books and other intellectual pursuits calling my name. I don’t have a lot of time for reading yet but what I can squeeze into my day has been treasured time. It’s lovely to find yourself once more on the other side of delivery. With the new normal being a little busier than before I find myself looking for short cuts in the things that must be done. I have discovered a brilliant shortcut for breakfast, the soaked oats bowl. I didn’t create it. I merely created my own version. I don’t know who started it and when but I will say they have my respect and thanks.
Makes 1 serving
- 1/2 c old fashioned oats (I use Bob’s extra thick but any kind will do)
- 3/4 c almond milk (I use an unsweetened vanilla variety)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp raisins
- 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 1 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 apple
The night before in a breakfast bowl layer the following ingredients in this order:
- chia seeds
- almond milk
- pumpkin seeds
- shredded coconut
Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator.
In the morning removed your bowl and cover the mixture with diced apples.
Mix everything together and enjoy!
Easy, right? This is seriously the best breakfast option I have on the go right now. It takes about 3 minutes the night before to put together and another 2 minutes in the morning to chop up the apple. It’s the perfect summer breakfast as it’s refreshing, cool and virtually effortless. I hope you like it!