Happy Friday my healthy friends! I have been struggling with figuring out what to get as gifts for some people this year. I’m a very healthy person so I love to share my healthy ways with family and friends. I know not everyone is going to be as healthy as I am nor do they want to be and that’s fine, so I try not to push it on anyone. I share my healthy ways and if they want to use them they can and if not, that’s fine too. A few months back I shared a healthy overnight oats recipe on my Instagram channel and it was a hit. My one friend even mentioned to me that I should make them up and give them out as gifts. I thought this was a fabulous idea. I know that sometimes if you don’t have the ingredients on hand and never bought them before it might be harder for you to make something healthy.
So, I decided to make up an overnight oats jar with the recipe attached and ingredients list as a gift idea to show friends and family how easy it is to eat a healthy breakfast. I love overnight oats for those busy mornings too because all you have to do is pull it out of the fridge, add some fresh fruit if you want and eat! So simple and super healthy! I love adding superfoods, like Chia seeds to mind too!
Here’s the recipe for the overnight oats:
- 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 tablespoon sliced almonds (or chopped walnuts)
- 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips (I love the Enjoy Life Dairy-Free ones)
- 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk (or coconut milk)
- 1 teaspoon organic maple syrup (or raw honey)
Place all dry ingredients in a glass mason jar, or a washed glass peanut butter jar. Then attach a recipe card that lists the ingredients and the instructions for them to add the milk and sweetener the night before they want to eat it. In the morning all they have to do is add some fresh fruit like blueberries (if they want) and maybe some extra nuts and coconut and enjoy!
This is a super simple and healthy gift that your friends and family will be sure to enjoy!
Stay Healthy my Friends!
Carrie A Groff
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