This semester, my goal is to make more healthy breakfasts and to not just settle for cereal and almond milk. Not only do overnight oats have WAY more nutrients than most cereal, they are packed with protein to keep you full all day (perfect for a long day of classes)! Here I’ll be giving yall one of my favorite overnight oat recipes These overnight oats are rich, creamy, and filled with fresh fruit. It’s truly like eating dessert for breakfast! And, better yet, there’s no prep time! Just mix them up the night before (this takes 5 minutes) and store them in easy grab-n-go airtight containers for easy breakfasts throughout the week. You can eat these cold & straight from the jar, or heat them up for a nice warm breakfast. Enjoy!
Blueberry Coconut Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cuprolled oats
- 1/4 cupcoconut milk
- 1/4 cupalmond milk
- 1 tablespoonmaple syrup
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1teaspoonvanilla extract
- pinchof salt
- 1/2cupfresh blueberries
Additional Toppings (optional)
- fresh blueberries
- chia seeds
- shredded coconut
Combine oats, milk, chia seeds, vanilla extract, salt and maple syrup in a large bowl. Stir together until well combined.
Fold in fresh blueberries.
Transfer to two 8 ounce mason jars, cover, and the refrigerator at least 4 hours or overnight.
When ready, top with desired toppings and enjoy!
I love making homemade juices, which is why I’ll be sharing with you my favorite skin-happy juice recipe! This is so easy to make, just pop everything in your juicer, and you’re done! This recipe makes approximately a cup and a half of juice (I drank it all before I remembered to measure it), but feel free to double the recipe and save some for later, or adjust the amount of the ingredients to make it your own!
This juice is packed with vitamins and minerals, but it‘s especially high in antioxidants. If you’re like most people, you want smooth, healthy skin, but maybe you don’t want to look through hundreds of chemical-filled skincare products to get it. That’s where antioxidants can help! Incorporating the right antioxidants into your diet and skin care routine can have a positive effect on your skin, which means a brighter, smoother, healthier you.
Antioxidants are nutrients (vitamins and minerals) and enzymes (proteins inside your body) that can help to prevent and repair damage to your body’s tissue. Antioxidants do this by slowing or stopping the effect of free radicals, which start oxidation — a process that causes damage from oxygen that can lead to cell dysfunction. If you’ve seen a peeled apple turn brown, you’ve seen oxidation in action. As antioxidants block the effects of free radicals, they end up being oxidized. This is why it’s important to constantly replenish your supply of antioxidants!
Heres why each ingredient is good for you.
- Apples are rich in essential antioxidants, which are so good for your skin.
- Kale is also packed with antioxidants, so another skin-happy ingredient! It also has more iron than beef per calorie and more calcium than milk per calorie.
- Carrots, which are also high in antioxidants, are one of the top contributors of vitamin A, also known as the powerhouse vitamin for so much of our body. Carrots also provide high amounts of vitamins C, D, E, and K, as well as many minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and calcium.
- Clementines are dense with vitamins, including vitamin A, vitamin B-6, niacin, thiamine and pantothenic acid, but they are especially high in folate and vitamin C. They’re also another fruit that is packed with antioxidants, which means happy happy skin!
Juice for Happy Skin
- 2 Apples
- 2 Clementine Oranges, one with the peel and one without
- 3 Cups kale
- 2 Handfuls baby carrots (or you can use regular carrots, maybe use 2 or 3)
Juice all ingredients in a juicer and enjoy!
This Maple Vinaigrette Tastes amazing! It’s sweet, tangy, and perfect to go on top of any salad, plus, It comes together so quickly. It can also be prepared in advance and kept in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
This vinaigrette has just the right amount of sweetness to curb the flavor of the vinegar and lemon and takes about 2 minutes to make. You can use this dressing on just about any salad you can imagine, but goes so well with my Kale & Broccoli salad (aka my latest obsession).
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tbs pure maple syrup
- 3 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Pink Himalayan salt + fresh ground black pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a mason jar. Shake jar to combine ingredients, refrigerate before serving on top of your favorite salad (shake to combine before topping your salad, separation of ingredients is natural).