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Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

 

This post is part of our restricted diet series from Beth of Tasty Yummies.

Since my daily yoga practice is as important to me as the food I eat, I try to plan ahead with my meals, to make getting to the studio as easy as possible. Lately I have been enjoying daily 6am vinyasa flow classes, so that means getting to bed at a reasonable time and being up at 5am. I don’t eat before I practice yoga, but the minute I come home and walk through the front door I am starving – so I love easy, simple, quick, and healthy breakfast options.

These Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats are so easy to throw together the night before and are ready the minute you are ready to eat them. I happened to have some beautiful local apples from our CSA box so I went with a fall-inspired Apple Cinnamon flavor, but you could certainly add whatever fruit or spices you’d like and make this your own.

Source: Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats http://blog.freepeople.com/2014/09/apple-cinnamon-overnight-oats/#ixzz3RJ70P7LJ

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
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Ingredients

• 1 cup Olympic rolled oats

• 1 cup non-dairy milk  (almond milk)

• 1 tablespoons chia seeds

• 1 small organic apple, cored and chopped small

• 1 tablespoon 100% pure maple syrup or honey

• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

• dash of nutmeg

• pinch of fine sea salt

• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Optional: For an extra protein boost add a scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder, or chopped walnuts for added crunch!

 

Method

 

Add all of the ingredients to a bowl or a jar. Stir well to combine. Cover and place in the fridge overnight. In the morning, give it a stir and enjoy it cold, or heat it up quickly if you prefer it warm. I like to add a little pinch of ground cinnamon or you can also add chopped nuts or granola, for a little crunch. This will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Source: Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats http://blog.freepeople.com/2014/09/apple-cinnamon-overnight-oats/#ixzz3RJ67Rjlz