Creamy Blueberry Coconut Overnight Oats

Creamy Blueberry Coconut Overnight Oats
Creamy Blueberry Coconut Overnight Oats

 

Hi loves! This is the easiest breakfast recipe ever! Even better, you make it the night before, so it’s ready to eat when you wake up.  It’s quick, convenient and did I mention it takes like a dessert?!  You have to try it!

Ingredients:

1/4 cup steel cut oats (you can use old fashioned oats, but I love the texture of the steel cut.  If you choose to use old fashioned, make sure that they’re not quick cooking or instant)

1/4 cup unsweetened original almond milk

1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

2 tsp. chia seeds

1 tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut

1 tsp. pure maple syrup

1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries

Instructions:

I use mason jars for my overnight oats, but as long as you have some kind of container with an airtight lid you’ll be fine.  Add the oats, almond milk, Greek yogurt, chia seeds, coconut, vanilla and blueberries to the container of your choice.

Put the lid on and shake until everything is well combined.  Put it in the refrigerator before bedtime, and it’ll be ready to eat when you wake up.

Enjoy!

 

Spicy Marinara Sauce

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I love making my own marinara sauce and storing it in mason jars to use whenever I need it.  This recipe is super easy!  It has a little kick to it, so if you’re not a fan of spice then just cut back on the crushed red and black pepper.

Ingredients:

1 28 oz. can of whole peeled tomatoes with no salt added

2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

1 medium onion diced

5 cloves of garlic minced

1 stalk celery sliced

1 medium carrot sliced

¼ tsp. crushed red pepper

½ tsp. black pepper

1 tsp. dried basil

½ tsp. dried oregano

¼ tsp. dried parsley

1 tsp. sea salt

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. onion powder

Instructions:

Heat the olive oil in a large pot on medium high heat and add the onions, celery, carrots, salt, crushed red pepper, black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder.  Reduce heat to medium and sauté for about 6-8 minutes.  Add the garlic and the rest of the spices and cook for an additional 5 minutes stirring frequently.  Add the tomatoes and bring to a simmer for 10 minutes until all the flavors are absorbed into the sauce.  Turn off the heat and use an immersion blender to puree the sauce.  You can use a regular blender if you don’t have an immersion blender, just do it in 2-3 batches so the blender isn’t overfilled.  Now you can store your sauce in mason jars or an airtight Tupperware in the refrigerator.  It lasts up to two weeks.

Spicy Marinara Sauce
Spicy Marinara Sauce

Enjoy!