Quick Meals Breakfast Chia Pods and Overnight Oats, Vegan and Gluten-Free

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I hear a lot of people say they are too busy in the morning to eat breakfast. Breakfast is essential for giving you sustained energy throughout the day and jump starting your metabolism.  I also hear people say it’s too expensive to eat healthy.  I have a solution to both problems!  These breakfast ideas take minutes to prep the night before and all cost under $1.00.  Even stopping at a drive thru fast food restaurant will cost you more time…and money!

I’ve talked before about the benefits of both chia seeds and oats.  They provide you with fiber, healthy omega 3 fatty acids, protein, calcium, etc…  In short, it’s MUCH healthier to grab one of these breakfasts on your way out the door instead of dragging your body down with a bacon, egg and cheese muffin!

I make mine on Sunday night and have them ready to go all week long, they store well for days!

Here are three ideas but the possibilities are endless!

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Quick Meals Breakfast Chia Pods and Overnight Oats

The best recipe for Quick Meals Breakfast Chia Pods and Overnight Oats
Course Breakfast, Kid food
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 918kcal
Cost $1

Ingredients

  • Cocobanana Chia Pod:
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut extra coconut for topping
  • 2/3 cup coconut milk almond or soy milk
  • 1/2 banana mashed
  • Pineapple Overnight Oats:
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup almond milk soy milk or coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice reserved from canned pineapple or extra milk of your choice
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt or coconut yogurt
  • crushed pineapple canned in juice or fresh
  • ground flax seeds for topping
  • Chocolate Strawberry Chia Pod:
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon cocoa or cacao powder
  • 2/3 cup almond milk soy milk or coconut milk
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • sliced strawberries
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Instructions

  • Cocobanana Chia Pod:
  • Combine all ingredients, stir until well blended and pour in a small mason jar or air-tight container, let sit in refrigerator overnight and enjoy the next day 🙂
  • Pineapple Overnight Oats:
  • Combine all ingredients, stir until well blended and pour in a small mason jar or air-tight container, let sit in refrigerator overnight and enjoy the next day 🙂
  • Chocolate Strawberry Chia Pod:
  • Combine all ingredients, stir until well blended and pour in a small mason jar or air-tight container, let sit in refrigerator overnight and enjoy the next day 🙂

Notes

Experiment with other fruits, seeds, nut butters and grains to keep it exciting 🙂
Don’t limit these to just breakfast either!  They make awesome afternoon snacks, provide pre/post-exercise nourishment and can be a guilt-free dessert 🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 918kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 372mg | Potassium: 1388mg | Fiber: 26g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 670mg | Iron: 11mg
Cristina C. RD LDN

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