14 July 2011

soaked oats with blueberries

today has been a crazy day of running around, searching for our camping gear, airing out tents, picking up some weekend bevies and prepping food for our weekend that will be spent at the river & sky camping and music festival.  i'm feeling a bit anxious about forgetting something, but all in all i'm so excited to hit the road!

i imagine that the weekend will be so busy with music and running the merch tent that we might not get too much time to cook from scratch over a fire so i've started ahead on some of our meals, including making lime & cilantro brown rice and refried beans to enjoy in big fat burritos, a huge quinoa salad that's loaded with radishes & edamame, and i even whipped up another batch of granola.  i also baked a bunch of goodies for the bands to enjoy in the hospitality tent.  ...like i said, i've been busy!

needless to say that i used up so much kitchen power that i really didn't feel like making all that much to eat for myself today!  the solution?  a big bowl of soaked oats & blueberries.  i first discovered overnight oats with this version of them courtesy of my friend tara from pretty clean.  even though it's a dish that is hearty & filling, the fact that it's chilled and raw makes it feel ever so light.  although this is traditionally a breakfast recipe, i totally enjoyed it mid-day.

{soaked oats with blueberries}

soaked oats with blueberries (also known as overnight oats)
1/3 cup rolled oats
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp maca powder
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1-2 tsp agave nectar

mix together the oats, chia seeds & maca powder in a bowl.  pour in the almond milk (any non-dairy milk will do), stir, and set aside in the fridge for at least an hour.  in this time the oats will soften up and the chia seeds will also absorb a lot of the liquid.  when you're ready to eat, sweeten it with agave to suit your taste, add a bit more almond milk if you need it, sprinkle with cinnamon & berries and dig in.  yum!


festival weekend (and sun), here i come!

happy weekend to you too,

ps - don't forget to check out some other great recipes over at diet, dessert and dogs for the diet, dessert and dogs for the weekly wellness weekend!


  1. I'm a firm believer that breakfast should definitely be enjoyed any time of day! Thanks so much for submitting this to Wellness Weekends this week. :)

  2. this was delicious, the perfect breakfast after a sweaty morning bike ride (and a great way to get my chia in!).