This Overnight Vegan Blueberry Banana Oats Recipe Is Rich With Pregnancy Superfoods
I don’t know about you, but sometimes, (okay, most of the time) I prefer a breakfast that takes less than a blink of the eye to make. If you have a bun in the oven, the fun game of Will I or Won’t I Get Sick This Morning just adds to the need for something simple for the most important meal of the day. And there is a way to do this without compromising the nutrition you need to grow a real human baby!
Luckily, overnight oats exist and it’s something you can make ahead of time, but also have the freedom to change up your flavors in the morning because A, who knows what you’ll be craving and what will make you nauseous that day, and B, who wants to eat the same breakfast five days in a row? The best part is: oats are a power food for pregnancy (as are walnuts, blueberries, and bananas). If blueberries aren’t your thing, swap it out for some mango. Walnuts grossing you out? Peanuts or almonds will do!
This recipe will make one big batch of oats, but feel free to cut measurements in half if you want a little less.
Blueberry Banana Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 3 cups almond milk (or your favorite non-dairy milk)
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 banana, sliced (note- this is for 1-2 servings)
- 1 handful blueberries (note- this is for 1 serving)
- Walnuts to taste
- In a large Mason jar or covered bowl, soak chia seeds, oats, cinnamon, and vanilla in your non-dairy milk overnight (or at least two hours).
- After oaks have soaked, mix in walnuts.
- Add sliced bananas and blueberries on top and enjoy!
- For a tropical version, swap the blueberries for a handful of mango chunks, and switch the walnuts with sliced unsalted almonds and a sprinkle of unsweetened coconut flakes.
Written by: Katherine Barner