When you wake up in the morning, the last thing you want to do is open your fridge and have nothing to eat. Not exactly how you want to start the day, right?
Yet what if you could take just 15 minutes on the weekend or the night before and make one healthy breakfast option. I’m not saying that you need to plan out your whole week. Find one new recipe or dish to make. When you stick with your commitment to making one meal, it can feel great.
Instead of waking up unsure of what to eat, you can scoop your spoon into a soothing bowl of coconut milk overnight oats.
Coconut milk tastes delicious in overnight oats, smoothies, and even soup recipes. It’s helpful to choose an unsweetened option as it has less sugar. Most of the varieties of coconut milk aren’t too overpoweringly coconut. Coconut milk is my go-to choice for plant-based milk.
You can use any plant-based milk in this overnight oats recipe, even milk from a cow. Note that dairy can cause inflammation such as congestion in your body.
I like to give you options so you can find what works best for you. I have another overnight oats recipe with almond milk. It is slightly different as it uses blueberries and a touch of cinnamon.
I’ve tried soaking my overnight oats for less than 6 hours, even just 2 hours. When you soak oats for less time, the oats don’t absorb the coconut milk and flavors. The dish won’t be as hearty or satisfying.
Let’s keep things simple. Find a jar with a closed lid. Soak the oats for at least 6 hours.
The stewed strawberries give these coconut milk overnight oats so much flavor. If you would like, fresh strawberries on top add a nice burst of color.
When our foods have color and texture, they can feel more inspiring. It can remind you that you are indeed worthy and deserving of nourishing food that you enjoy.