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Staying on track with your health goals … t starts in the morning. How I start my morning sets the tone for the rest of day. I’ve got no room for error with breakfast. In the past six months, part of striving for a better lifestyle has meant using less dairy. I’m moving towards eliminating most of it from my everyday diet. Anyone who knows me, knows that I love the creaminess that I thought only dairy could offer. Fortunately, Silk Creamer and Cashewmilk has made it possible to move away from dairy into plant-based products without having to compromise what I love.
One of my go-to breakfast options is to make overnight oats. These are really popular right now, probably because they are so darn good and easy to make-ahead. I usually make one or two jars at a time since it is so simple to do at night and toss in the fridge. In the morning, I pull out the jar, add my toppings and let it come to room temperature while I exercise or get ready for the day. I either enjoy it at home or take it to-go!
I’ve made my overnight oats dairy-free by using Silk Cashewmilk.
Some people like to use yogurt and a milk, but I personally don’t like the thickness of this. (You can add yogurt if you like, since Silk also makes a great yogurt alternative!) The smooth and creamy taste of the Silk Cashewmilk feels indulgent but it has fewer calories than skim milk. You could also make these overnight oats with Silk Almondmilk, Coconut Milk or Soymilk. Silk has SO many options.
Start by combining your dry ingredients.
The liquid (Silk Cashewmilk) is then added. Make sure you add enough to fully cover/oversaturate the dry ingredients. One mistake people make is by not adding enough liquid. You will be surprised with how much those Oats soak up overnight. Mix together and refrigerate overnight.
You also should only add your toppings AFTER your oats have soaked overnight. You can prep the toppings ahead of time, too — just don’t add it to the mixture yet.
Overnight Oats – 2 Ways
Idea 1: Stir in Mango & more coconut – top with Mango and Coconut.
Idea 2: Add a very small scoop of cocoa powder, topped with a larger scoop of Peanut Butter Protein Powder. Mixed together, this is DELICIOUS!
So, there you have overnight oats, 2 ways – an easy, quick, make-ahead breakfast that is dairy-free!
The other way Silk is helping me stay on track this new year is with my coffee. I cannot live without my creamy coffee — and Silk Soy Creamer helps me keep it that way.
Made from whole soybeans, responsibly sourced California almonds, cane sugar and natural flavors, this creamer tastes amazing. It’s dairy-free, lactose-free, gluten-free and cholesterol free.
You can find Silk products at Walmart in the dairy/milk section. Look for new packaging coming in in mid-to-late January!
Tell me – how would these overnight oats fit into your lifestyle? Do you use Silk products for plant-based nutrition? Which topping do you prefer (mango-coconut or the chocolate peanut butter)? Share with me in the comments below.
- PER JAR:
- ¼ cup thick rolled oats
- ½ cup Silk unsweetened vanilla cashewmilk (or any other Silk plant-based milk)
- ½ tbsp extra-fine shredded coconut
- ½ tbsp chia seed/hemp/buckwheat/flax mixture (I usually find this premixed in the health food store)
- Agave Syrup ½ tbsp (or to taste)
- Combine dry ingredients in jar
- Add liquid. Be sure the liquid completely covers the dry mixture.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least 6-7 hours.
- Remove and add toppings (Try Coconut/Mango and Peanut Butter Protein Powder)