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Coconut Milk Overnight Oats Recipe (vegan)

Peach Vegan Overnight OatmealNo time to make breakfast in the morning? No problem. Stir together a bowl of overnight oats the night before and you’ve got a healthy head start on the day.

Here’s a recipe for vegan overnight oatmeal made with toasted oats, coconut milk, pure maple syrup, cinnamon and chia seeds. The oats soften in the fridge overnight, and are best eaten cold with a generous topping of fresh fruit and hemp seeds.

Coconut Milk Overnight Oats Recipe (vegan)
1/4 cup old fashioned oats, toasted*
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
few grains fine sea salt
1/4 cup full fat coconut milk
1/4 cup water or nut milk (almond or cashew)
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
1 fresh ripe peach, cut up
1 to 2 teaspoons shelled hemp seeds

In a small bowl, combine oats, chia seeds, cinnamon and salt. Add coconut milk, water and maple syrup; stir well. Cover and refrigerate overnight to allow oats to absorb liquid and soften. Stir well before eating; top with peaches and hemp seeds.

Makes 1 serving

*I prefer using toasted oats when making overnight oatmeal. To toast oats, heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread 2 cups old fashioned oats on a large rimmed baking pan. Bake 5 minutes; stir. Bake 5 to 8 minutes more until oats are lightly toasted. Cool completely. Store toasted oats in an airtight container at room temperature.

Tips:
-The recipe is easily doubled or tripled. Overnight oats will keep up to 2 days.
-The oatmeal mixture is very lightly sweetened, and the fruit topping is important to the overall flavor. If you prefer sweeter oatmeal, drizzle with additional maple syrup before eating.
-If peaches aren’t in season, top with your favorite fruit like mixed berries, banana or mango.
-For a grab and go breakfast, assemble in a small mason jar with a tight fitting lid.Coconut Milk Overnight OatsMore delicious ways to make overnight oatmeal!
Kefir Overnight Oats
Blueberry Fig Overnight Oatmeal from Bourbon and Honey

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Kefir Chia Pudding Recipe

Kefir Chia PuddingFour ingredients are all it takes to make kefir chia pudding. Start with organic whole milk kefir and lightly sweeten it with pure maple syrup and vanilla. Whisk in chia seeds and pop the mixture into the fridge. After about 20 minutes the chia seeds absorb the kefir and the mixture thickens. That’s it- a simple kefir chia pudding recipe. Top with fresh berries, then grab a spoon and dig in.Kefir Chia Seed Pudding
Kefir Chia Pudding Recipe

1 cup organic whole milk plain kefir
2 to 3 teaspoons pure maple syrup or honey
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla
3 tablespoons chia seeds
Topping Suggestions:
Fresh fruit such as strawberries, blueberries or sweet cherries
Chopped toasted almonds
Toasted coconut flakes

In a medium bowl whisk together kefir, maple syrup and vanilla. Add chia seeds; whisk to combine. Refrigerate about 20 minutes, whisking occasionally to distribute chia seeds. Once the chia seeds have absorbed the liquid and the mixture has thickened the chia pudding is ready to eat. The chia pudding can also be spooned into individual bowls and stored in the refrigerator for a day or two. Add desired toppings before serving.

Makes 2 servings

Tip: This kefir chia pudding is very lightly sweetened. If you love sweet more than tang, taste and adjust sweetness level of the kefir mixture before adding the chia seeds. Or, add a drizzle of additional sweetener as a topping.Kefir Chia Pudding CherryMore chia recipes:
Pumpkin Chia Pudding
Mixed Berry Chia Smoothie
Vegan Chia Pudding from Eating Clean Recipes

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Mixed Berry Chia Smoothie Recipe


Berry Chia SmoothieLove or hate: where do you stand on chia smoothies? Since I’ve posted several chia recipes, you may have guessed that I love chia smoothies.how to add chia to smoothiesWhen I’m looking for a more filling smoothie, I add chia seed gel to my smoothie glass. (Chia seed gel is made by soaking chia seeds in water until they absorb the liquid and form a gel.) I don’t blend the chia seeds with my smoothie because I like the texture of the chewy, gelled chia seeds. Plus, the teeny tiny chia seeds are fun to suck up with a straw.

Mixed Berry Chia Smoothie Recipe

1/2 cup cold water
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 cup unsweetened almond milk or cashew milk (I use homemade nut milk)
1/4 cup canned, full-fat coconut milk
1 cup frozen mixed berries
Natural sweetener, if desired

To make chia gel, combine cold water and chia seeds in a small bowl. Let stand at room temperature for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chia seeds soak up the water and form a gel.

For smoothie, add almond milk, coconut milk and berries to blender container. Cover and blend until smooth. Taste and sweeten as desired.

Divide chia seed gel between 2 glasses. Pour smoothie over chia seed gel. Serve with a straw to stir the smoothie and suck up the chewy chia seeds.

Makes 2 servings
Blueberry Chia Smoothie | KingfieldKitchenMore chia recipes:
Blood Orange Chia Drink
Pumpkin Chia Pudding
Vanilla Chia Pudding from Eating Clean Recipes
Banana-Almond Chia Pudding Bowl from Bourbon and Honey

Blood Orange Chia Drink Recipe

Sparkling Chia JuiceWhat a weekend! The sun was out, the temps were up and this and every other Minnesotan broke free from winter hibernation.

Despite the promise of spring, there were still lingering signs of winter like slushy ice on the lakes and blood oranges in my fridge. I took care of the blood oranges by juicing them and mixing up a few drinks like this simple sparkling juice with chia seeds. (Of course, I also made a cocktail that I’ll share later this week.)

Blood Orange Chia Drink Recipe
1/2 cup cold water
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 cup blood orange juice, chilled
1 cup sparkling water, chilled (I used LaCroix grapefruit flavor)
Ice cubes

To make chia gel, combine cold water and chia seeds in a small bowl. Let stand at room temperature for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chia seeds soak up the water and form a gel.Chia Seed GelDivide chia seed gel between 2 glasses. Top with blood orange juice and sparkling water. Drop in a few ice cubes and serve with straws to stir the drink and suck up the chewy chia seeds.

Makes 2 drinks

Chia Seed Drink

More chia recipes:
Simple Pumpkin Chia Pudding
Vanilla Chia Pudding from Eating Clean Recipes