Horchata Overnight Chia Oats
Horchata Chia Overnight Oats- a quick and healthy breakfast infused with flavors of the Horchata drink. Just 7 ingredients + 5 minutes to make! (vegan + gluten-free)
There’s nothing I love more than the start of a new year. I’m a planner by nature and I find great joy in sitting down and mapping out what I want the next twelve months to look like.
Most importantly I look forward to getting into a new routine. I know it might sound boring to some people but I thrive on knowing what each day holds. I mean, that’s not to say I don’t like a little bit of spontaneity here and there. Okay, so maybe I could use some work in that area.
Besides attempting to be more spontaneous, I want to start practicing daily gratitude. It’s so easy to get caught up in little problems and forget how much there is to be grateful for. I think reminding myself of that every day is the perfect way to set a positive tone for the mind. Because positive thinking has the ability to greatly influence our happiness and success, as does a healthy breakfast!
I know, cheesiest transition ever.
In all seriousness though, I really do believe in the power of a good breakfast. I always make sure to have something wholesome, filling, and energizing to set me up for smart eating the rest of the day. Overnight oats with superfood chia seeds (like my favorite Bob’s Red Mill) make an especially awesome choice because they take 5 minutes to prep and are loaded with fiber, protein and iron.
This Horchata version is my latest favorite. If you’ve ever had Horchata then you know it’s a creamy drink made from rice, cinnamon, vanilla and ground almonds. I made these with that in mind using vanilla almond milk yogurt, ground cinnamon and a touch of lime zest. Super simple yet so delicious. And how fun is it to say Horchata Chia? :)
I like to top it off with sliced banana, soaked almonds and pomegranate seeds for added texture and flavor. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Horchata Chia Overnight Oats
Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
- 1 tablespoon Bob’s Red Mill Chia Seeds
- 1/2 cup rolled oats*
- 1/2 cup yogurt**
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
In a small bowl or jar, add the oats, chia seeds, yogurt, almond milk, cinnamon, maple syrup and lime zest. Stir together, cover tightly with a lid and refrigerate overnight. The next morning it will be ready to eat. If you prefer your oats warm, try microwaving them for 1 minute with a splash of almond milk. Top with sliced banana, soaked almonds, and pomegranate seeds then enjoy!
*Be sure to use certified gluten-free oats (like Bob’s Red Mill) for allergies
**I like to use Kit Hill Vanilla Almond Milk Yogurt but any yogurt will work. If you use plain you might want to add a splash of vanilla extract for more flavor.
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Happy New Year!!
I always love the start of a New Year as well..it’s always so motivating to look forward to a fresh year of new experiences. I say we make a co-trip happen! How fun would it be to meet up somewhere in the U.S./world?
Healthful breakfasts are soooo important! I love this mouth-watering take on overnight oats. I’m a mega fan of horchata and all things creamy, so I’m itching to try this lovely meal. Cheers to carrying healthy habits into 2017!
OMG YES. I was just telling Brandon how much I would love to organize a blogging retreat. You know, for work. ;)
I would totally come!
That would be awesome, Traci! :)
These are the perfect way to kick off the year Sarah, and I’m loving the horchata twist here! I love using Bob’s chia seeds in mine as well — I just can’t make overnight oats without them anymore. All of the toppings you have here look delicious, and I need to start eating my oats in a bowl so I can pile more toppings on. haha
I think your goals for the year sound great, and I need to practice having more gratitude for the little things in my life and not take anything for granted. Life is just too short not to!
I know EXACTLY what you mean about finding comfort in planning. I’m totally the same way, which is probably why I have 3 planners/calendars going right now :lol: Sometimes I feel like I spend more time planning than actually doing, but hey… I like it. Happy New Year, gorgeous! xox
I LOVE horchata (have one every time I’m in DC because I haven’t found a good one in Pgh), so I imagine these oats are amazinggggg.
I love planning things out too. I think just writing things out at the beginning of the week makes things go so much more smoothly! These look amazing. I realized I hadn’t had overnight oats in forever and now this has inspired me to make some for tomorrow morning. I figure my first day back at work in 2 weeks deserves a good breakfast!
Cheers to more daily gratitude :)
This looks like just what I have been needing. I have been struggling with breakfasts lately – I usually just grab a couple slices of GF bread to make some toast at work……….sad. This would definitely be a better way to start my day – and so easy! I love the addition of lime zest, the pop of citrus brightens everything! Happy New Year Sarah!! Hope this year brings you much joy!! :)
Thank you, Melissa! I hope your 2017 is filled with lots of love and happy memories! xo
When do you add the last 3 ingredients?
You add it everything together at the same time. Sorry for leaving that out!
Same goal for me too.. gratitude. It IS so easy to get caught up in all the depressing stuff happening in the world (Rob and I were just talking about this as we passed yet another clear cut on our island home… another old forest …gone). There’s just so much of it. Meditation has helped me, but I have to be on top of my mindfulness game, else I’m thwarted by those negative thoughts creeping in :0 . I’m with you on routine. I need it else I end up easily distracted over and over again. I love this recipe, Sarah! I’ve never had horchata, but I keep hearing about it so it must be fabulous! I graduated from just chia seeds to my first overnight chia oats just last month and I can’t stop eating them. I usually make them in a jar, then warm them in a shallow pot of simmering water. I’ll be sharing on the blog soon too! ;) Here’s for more gratitude and less focus on things we can’t change (even though we work on efforts for positive change). Can’t wait to see all the deliciousness you have planned for us in 2017! xo
I adore horchata and this sounds delicious!
I’ve never had horchata before, but this sounds yummy! Just one quick question, when you list soaked almonds as a topping, what do you soak them in?
Hi Michelle! I just soak them in water, usually overnight. It’s supposed to make them easier to digest so that you can absorb more of the beneficial nutrients. :)