Because citrus season is like a ray of sunshine on a cold, dreary day, I'm bringing you these orange overnight oats to perk up any morning. Prepare these the night before and serve them cold, room temperature or warmed back up in the morning garnished with some nuts and some toasted coconut.
Orange Overnight Oats
- 1 ½ cups fresh squeezed orange juice (About 4 oranges)
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 dates, pitted
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cup rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk (to pour over oats in the morning)
- toasted unsweetened coconut flakes & almonds (to garnish)
1. Place rolled oats and chia seeds in a bowl or jar and set aside.
2. Combine fresh squeezed orange juice, banana, dates and vanilla extract in a blender and blend until smooth.
3. Pour orange juice mixture over oats and stir until thoroughly combined. Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight. Enjoy in the morning cold or at room temperature. Garnish with orange segments, toasted almonds, coconut and a splash of almond milk.
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