Monday, April 8, 2013

No-Cook Overnight Raspberry Oatmeal

Soon the temperature will be warming up and it is always nice to have some recipes that don't require any cooking. (Although I've made this a few times this winter too). This is an easy and super healthy (low in fat and sugar and tons of health benefits) recipe that requires very little effort and only one dirty dish! I found this on Pinterest and it links back to The Yummy Life, where there are tons of other combinations. If you are not already familiar with the benefits of chia seeds, they are rich in omega 3's, fiber, protien and antioxidants.  What's not to like about this?

Okay so here is what you need:
1/2 pint (1 cup) jar
1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/3 cup skim milk (or I have used almond milk)
1/4 cup low fat greek yogurt
1.5 teaspoons chia seeds (found at my regular grocery store)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon sugar free raspberry preserves
fresh raspberries or other fruit (I like peaches in this)

Throw all of this in the jar and put the lid on. Shake it up until mixed and put in the refrigerator overnight. Enjoy the next day for breakfast or anytime!

Photo used from The Yummy Life