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The Best Basic Oats Recipe You’ll Need

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The best basic oats recipe you’ll need. I’m not even kidding!

When it comes to packing in the nutrients at breakfast time, you can’t get much better than mixing chia seeds with oats. The combined nutrients in chia and oats will get you well on your way to filling up on the daily nutrients needed to give you sustained energy, keep your heart healthy, and keep your digestive system running smoothly.

These recipes are all highly nutritious, and some can be made in advance, so you can easily grab a quick breakfast bowl of oats and chia as you run out the door!

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What You’ll Need To Know

Overnight Oats: Place all of your ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined. Pour the oat mixture into a jar or container. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill overnight. To serve, stir the oats and top with your toppings of choice. Enjoy!

Stovetop: Bring water and salt to a boil. Add all ingredients, reduce heat, and cook 10-20 minutes (depending on the consistency you desire). Stir occasionally. Cover and remove from heat and let stand a few minutes. Serves two people.

Microwave: Combine the oatmeal, sweetener of choice, and 1 cup water. Microwave on full power for 2 minutes or until the oats are cooked. Add the chia seeds, ground flaxseeds, and walnuts. Let sit 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the milk.

What You’ll Need

2/3 rolled oats
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup oat milk
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
1 tablespoon flaxseeds, finely ground
½ tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup walnut pieces
1 tbsp peanut butter
Pinch of mineral salt (pink Himalayan or sea salt)

Optional Sweeteners*
1/4 cup raisins
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp pure maple syrup
2-3 Medjool dates, soaked & pitted

Optional Toppings:
Strawberries
Blueberries
Figs
Coconut shavings
Dark chocolate chips

*select one of the natural sweeteners


Hi, I’m Valerie!

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