Rollin-overnight Oats makes for a healthy treat

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Michele Howard

Special to Valley News

Need a fast, healthy breakfast for yourself or the little ones? Tired of smoothies? Then give this recipe a try; it can be eaten either hot or cold.

It works great as breakfast or dessert, and best of all, it’s healthy and delicious.

Rollin-overnight Oats

Makes about 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup organic rolled oats
  • ​1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon organic tri-colored quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon flaxseed ground
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon raw almonds, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Pinch of salt​
  • Milk of choice: cow’s milk, almond milk or coconut milk

Directions:

Measure out all dry ingredients in a 1 cup glass measuring cup and mix the dry ingredients well.

Add milk until it’s a little past the 1 cup mark. Stir well, cover with plastic and place in refrigerator overnight.

In the morning, stir and enjoy or heat in the microwave for 30 seconds for a hot breakfast.

Options: Add fresh blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, walnuts, pecans or cocoa to change the flavor, fruity, nutty or chocolate.

 

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