Ask any American what they think is one of the best foods for breakfast and a majority of people will answer “Oats”.

While I won’t deny that they are high in fiber, therefore great for lowering cholesterol I still have a hard time believing they are beneficial for stabilizing blood sugar levels.

I know, any google search would say that they are great in stabilizing blood sugar levels but personally, I’ve found that when I eat a bowl of oats, within an hour my blood sugar levels are CRASHING! 

Have you ever experienced that?

Until I discovered this wonderful little treat–Overnight, No-Cook Oatmeal.

The fiber in oats combined with fat & protein is HEAVEN for keeping my blood sugar level stable (and really, the secret for success in keeping anyone’s blood sugar levels stable).

And, it’s so easy to make you don’t even need to know how to cook.  Mix together, let sit overnight & grab-n-go.

Here are 4 different flavor varieties to start out with.  It’s really such an easy, forgiving recipe you can come up with your own and let me know what you’ve created!

(I like to make a couple at once so my fridge is stocked)

**If you are eating gluten-free, be sure to get certified gluten-free oats to ensure that they haven’t been processed with glutinous grains.  Bob’s Red Mill has certified gluten-free oats and Trader Joe’s just recently started carrying them as well***

Basic Overnight Oats Recipe

 [Serves 1]
1/3 cup Rice, Almond or Coconut Milk (from a carton)
¼ cup Rolled Oats
¼ cup Canned Coconut Milk
2 teaspoons Chia Seeds
Pint Mason Jar

In a mason jar add oats, “milk” and chia seeds.  Put a lid on the jar and shake until well combined.  Add in desired flavors–have fun with your creations!

(You’ll notice the amounts for the milk and chia seeds are different in each recipe.  The above basic recipe is something for you to start off with; you can adjust the measurements to your liking.  Have fun with it & enjoy!)

Overnight, No-Cook Oatmeal–Apple CinnamonScreen Shot 2016-06-14 at 9.49.18 PM

1/3 cup Rice, Almond or Coconut Milk (from a carton)
¼ cup Rolled Oats
¼ cup Canned Coconut Milk
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
2 teaspoons Chia Seeds
½ teaspoon cinnamon

In a mason jar add oats, “milk” and chia seeds.  Put a lid on the jar and shake until well combined.  Remove lid, add applesauce and cinnamon and stir until combined.  Return lid to jar and refrigerate overnight or up to 3-4 days.

Overnight, No-Cook Oatmeal–Sweet Blueberry Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 9.48.54 PM

2/3 cup Rice, Almond or Coconut Milk (from a carton)
¼ cup Rolled Oats
¼ cup Canned Coconut Milk
¼ cup blueberries
1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds
4 drops Stevia

In a mason jar add oats, “milk” and chia seeds.  Put a lid on the jar and shake until well combined.  Remove lid, add blueberries and stevia and stir until combined.  Return lid to jar and refrigerate overnight or up to 3-4 days.

Overnight, No-Cook Oatmeal–Banana ChocolateScreen Shot 2016-06-14 at 9.48.34 PM

2/3 cup Rice, Almond or Coconut Milk (from a carton)
¼ cup Rolled Oats
¼ cup Canned Coconut Milk
1 banana, chopped
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon Chia Seeds
4 drops Stevia

In a mason jar add oats, “milk” and chia seeds.  Put a lid on the jar and shake until well combined.  Remove lid, add bananas, cocoa powder, and peppermint extract and stir overnight until combined.  Return lid to jar and refrigerate overnight or up to 3-4 days.

Overnight, No-Cook Oatmeal–Berry VanillaScreen Shot 2016-06-14 at 9.47.53 PM

1/3 cup Rice, Almond or Coconut Milk (from a carton)
¼ cup Rolled Oats
¼ cup Canned Coconut Milk
¼ cup Strawberries, cut into pieces
2 teaspoons Chia Seeds
½  teaspoon vanilla extract

In a mason jar add oats, “milk” and chia seeds.  Put a lid on the jar and shake until well combined.  Remove lid, add bananas, cocoa powder, and peppermint extract and stir overnight until combined.  Return lid to jar and refrigerate overnight or up to 3-4 days.

Ideas for Variations:

Strawberry Banana
Peanut Butter Chocolate (Cocoa Powder)
Pumpkin Cinnamon
Banana Blueberry
Peanut Butter Banana
Vanilla Peach
Mango Almond
Strawberry Rhubarb
Cherry Almond
Lemon Blueberry
Cacao Nib + Pomegranate
Mango Banana
Coconut, Almond & Cacao
Chocolate Cherry
Strawberry Chocolate
Coconut Lime