Perfect Weekday Breakfast: Overnight Oat + Chia Pudding

Making a homemade breakfast does not need to be time consuming, and I can guarantee you it's better for your body than anything you can pick up in 5 minutes.

After working the corporate grind for 8 years of my life, I mastered the skill of the quick and easy breakfast. I'll admit that even now that I work from home, I make quick and easy breakfasts all the time.

Why? Simply put: a breakfast full of nourishing and energizing foods helps me get down to business and be more efficient throughout the day. It's one of the easiest things I can do for my health — both mind and body.

Give this recipe a try this week for a quick and easy breakfast that is sure to satisfy and keep you full until lunch.

Overnight Oat + Chia Pudding

Serves 1

Ingredients

  1. 1/3 cup organic oats
  2. 1/3 cup milk of your choice (I love almond or coconut)
  3. 1/3 cup filtered water
  4. 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  5. 1 teaspoon organic pure maple syrup (Grade B is my favorite)
  6. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  7. topping ideas: 1 cup organic mixed berries, 1 tablespoon raw pecans, 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut

Preparation

1. Place all ingredients into a container or mason jar, cover, and shake until combined. Place in refrigerator over night and remove in the morning for a quick and easy breakfast.

2. On cold mornings I take mine out of the refrigerator and set on the counter for 30 minutes to get to room temperature.

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