Vanilla Cinnamon Flax Overnight Oats

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Overnight oats are a super easy breakfast and you can’t really go wrong with them, so you have no excuse not to start your day with something delicious and healthy. You put all the ingredients together in the evening and then walk out of your kitchen and don’t look back (except for that late night cookie dough munching). This recipe was about two days worth, but when its this easy, I promise you can do this a couple times a week, or feel free to double to get you through the whole week.

Vanilla Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Servings 2 | Prep time : 5 minutes | Total Time : 8 hours

1 cup organic oats (this time I used Trader Joe’s Organic Multigrain Hot Cereal – Regular oats will work just fine, just make sure they aren’t steel cut)

1/2 cup 2% plain greek yogurt

3/4 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 heaping tbsp ground flax

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Optional Toppings

Banana

Berries

Nut butter

Coconut flakes

1. Put all ingredients into mason jar, shake and put into fridge overnight. Any container will do, I’m just loving these blue mason jars and use them for everything including my morning smoothies, oatmeal and salads.

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2. In the morning, pull your fabulous self out of bed, grab oats on your way out the door or enjoy at home. I topped mine this week with some frozen berries but I think almond butter or any other fruit would really go well with these, they are a yummy palate for just about anything!

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*Easily made vegan if you remove the greek yogurt. This can be replaced with a non-dairy yogurt or more almond milk.

*Should also note I ate these cold but they can easily be warmed if you’re wanting something a bit more comforting or live somewhere especially cold and the thought of eating some cold oatmeal is just downright ludicrous.

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