Ever been in need of a healthy grab-and-go breakfast? I certainly have. There are countless mornings I’ve left the house without having breakfast because there simply wasn’t the time to prepare and eat one. Vegan Overnight Oats are my very best friend for those mornings I already know will be very, very busy.
Healthy oats, dark chocolate chunks, deliciously sweet cherries, a little splash of maple syrup and nutty tasting almond meal contribute to the best Vegan Overnight Oats you’ll try in your life! Oh and have I mentioned it takes about 2 minutes to prepare the breakfast? And that only if you are incredibly slow pouring ingredients into a glass jar, haha! If you have everything on hand on a kitchen counter in a corner, like I always have, it’ll only take you about a minute and here is…
How to make Vegan Overnight Oats
With a bit of fast forward in iMovie, it only takes 30 seconds :P
Gosh, I can hardly concentrate writing this post. The kids are out of school, summer camp hasn’t started yet and they have been in a bit of funky mood ever since they woke up this morning. I didn’t have any Vegan Overnight Oats in the fridge. That’s probably it! Argh! Had I only prepared them last night.
The thing is, it’s hot. The forecast says we’ll reach 32 C (90 F) today in Montreal and they obviously don’t want to be sitting inside waiting for me to finish working. They want to go to the pool and swim and they express their feelings about 10 times…a minute! So excuse me if anything I write today makes close to now sense at all. Let’s try and focus.
Why vegan overnight oats?
There are many reasons. First of all and most importantly, dairy calcium inhibits iron absorption and when there is one thing a busy mama often lacks in her diet it’s iron. Iron = energy and strength. Watching kids is exhausting we need all the iron we can get and no absorption inhibitors please! Got it?
Second of all, dairy milk has quite a bit of fat in it (yes, even the 2% milk and anything under 2% tastes like water so what’s the point of paying for white stained water?). With swimming season come bathing suits and bikinis and, ugh, let’s just say summer kind of caught me by surprise in this department. Now, I wish I had eaten low-fat foods all winter, don’t remind me of that next winter though, there is no point. I would simply start quoting studies about healthy fats and the need of fat for brain function and stuff like that. You know the drill ;)
Aaaanyway! Making your overnight oats vegan is always a good idea. Not only for nutritional reasons but also to reach those goals of physical attractiveness in little clothing and in addition to be kind on the environment and the cows themselves. It’s summer, it’s hot. Give them a break.Now, off we go to the pool because it’s unbearably hot here at home!!!
For another overnight oats flavor combo check out these Raspberry White Chocolate Overnight Oats.