Friday, May 30, 2014

Cold oatmeal is awesome!

I'd been collecting a few recipes over on my pintrest (yes, I finally caved though I haven't really made it public) for these refrigerator oatmeal recipes and they looked very interesting.  I finally did it a few weeks back, adapting of course and here's what I came up with.

Raspberry on the left, peach on the right

Refrigerator Oatmeal
1/2 cup oats
1/3 cup chia seeds
1 cup light or regular almond milk (vanilla flavored)
1 tsp. (flavor, vanilla, maple, almond etc... see below comments)
fruit to fill top of jar (probably about 1/2 cup)

Simply add the first four ingredients divided between two jelly jars, and then in the space at the top fill with whatever kind of fruit you are using.  My favorite combo so far is to use 1 tsp. of almond extract and fill the top with raspberries.  I've also tried peaches with maple syrup and blueberries with vanilla.  I think cinnamon with raisins would be fabulous too, but I've got so much fruit in the freezer right now I haven't resorted to that one yet.  Once you have everything in the jar simply put it in the refrigerator overnight or for up to 4 days.  I'm not sure how much longer it would go as we haven't had one last that long yet.
Stir before eating in the morning!
I don't add anything, but my son Taylor likes it a little sweeter so he adds a little sugar or honey.  Even then, it's still much healthier than sweetened cereal!

So if you want to see the other versions I've collected check out my pintrest.  

I was skeptical at first but you've got to try it.  It's quick, easy, good and very healthy!  Enjoy!

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