I posted a picture of this recipe on my instagram (@jaxolivia) and I had a ton of people asking for it.
What I love about this recipe is that it has gluten free rolled oats (but you can also use steel cut), chia seeds, pure organic maple syrup, and homemade almond milk. All things that are extremely good for you and extremely detoxifying. This recipe is especially great after a heavy weekend out on the town. The omegas from the chia seeds detoxes your liver, you get an added burst of protein from the almond milk, oats, and chia seeds, it contains valuable fibre, and good sugars, which don’t spike your blood sugar level, but give you some energy for the day ahead. These oats are so creamy, too. It is like eating pudding! I made this batch and had extra, which I stored in the fridge overnight and it was even good cold in the morning. This is definitely a breakfast you can make ahead so that you aren’t scrambling in the mornings to get in something healthy. If you want to make this for kids and make it fun, you can also add in a cup and a half of fresh blueberries, which will give it a purple colour and add a ton of antioxidants!
Creamy Dreamy Detox Chia Oatmeal
yeild: 2 generous servings
cook time: 10 minutes
1 cup gluten free rolled oats (not the quick cooking kind)
1 1/2 cups water (make sure this is cold water NOT hot)
1 cup homemade almond milk or milk substitute (whatever you prefer)
2 tablespoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons organic pure maple syrup
optional: 1 cup plus 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
2 teaspoons organic pure vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean scrape
More optional toppings: additional maple syrup, almonds, walnuts, pepitas, banana slices, 1 cup whey protein
1. Add oats, water, milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, and 1 cup of blueberries to a medium sauce pan or mini pot over medium heat. DO NOT wait for the water to boil before adding oats. For creamiest oats and no overcooking or undercooking, use cold water and cook everything together.
2. Stir to combine.
3. Cook and keep stirring occasionally until the mixture comes to a boil, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer until the oats have thickened and most of the berries have burst, turning the oatmeal purple, about 5 more minutes.
4. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract (also optional)
5. Scoop in to bowls and add any additional toppings, including protein. Drizzle with more milk if desired and serve!