I have seen different versions of this overnight oat recipe around the internet for the last couple years, and although the pictures always made it look so incredibly delicious, the thought of cold oats never appealed to me. At all! I am not sure why I decided to make them tonight. Actually yes I do. I am smack in the middle of the 10 day Daniel diet. I had never really heard much about this diet growing up, but apparently here in the south everyone has, and it seems most people have even given it a try at least once around Easter time. When I first heard about it, I was about as interested in it as I was the overnight oats. But when I came across Dr. Axe (who I love and trust) promoting it for chronic illness, my ears perked up and I wanted to give it a try for a few reasons.
Over the last two weeks my cravings and eating had gotten WAY off course, and with that came the inevitable sinus infection that likes to rear it’s ugly head! So in order to nip it in the bud (once again) without antibiotics, and to also get my cravings back in check I decided to give it at try. So long story short, when I tasted these overnight oats for the first time this morning I thought they were great. Can you trust me when I am 5 days into not eating anything remotely sweet? I’m not sure, but all I know is this morning breakfast was amazing! Technically on the Daniel diet maple syrup is not allowed, but for the sake of this post I sacrificed for all of you. I’m looking forward to many more of these overnight oats after completing the diet. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
If you want to learn more about Dr. Axe and/or the Daniel Diet click here.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup light coconut milk
- 1½ tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp cashew butter (or almond butter)
- 2½ tbsp maple syrup
- Top with strawberries or berries of your choice
- Place all ingredients (except strawberries in a mason jar. Stir. Make sure oats are submerged. Cover and Refrigerate. In the morning top with berries and enjoy!
- Makes 2 servings