Sometimes my days are packed with appointments, meetings and batch creating for my food blog. When the day is busy, I make sure my breakfast is a bit larger and comprised of healthy, nutrient-filled foods. This Powerhouse Healthy Overnight Oats Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl is one of the few staple recipes I make on the busiest of days.
Powerhouse Healthy Overnight Oats Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl is the perfect meal for busy moms. Made with a base of overnight oats, chia seeds and vanilla vegan protein shake powder, this plant-based breakfast meal will keep you full and energized. Double the recipe if you are looking for a great OMAD meal idea.
What Should I Eat For Breakfast When Busy?
On my busiest days I make sure my breakfast has 3 essentials:
Having a large amount of protein for breakfast gives my body instant energy and a brain boost! Quality protein keeps me fuller for longer, too, making it a perfect choice for breakfast.
- HEALTHY FATS
Fat isn’t your enemy. In fact, healthy fats are one of the ways I keep migraines away on my low carb days. Plus, Omega-3 fats reduce inflammation, reduce cholesterol and support positive heart health.
Whole grains with insoluble fiber tell your body that you’re full, rather quickly. If you tend to overeat, adding fiber for breakfast is essential to help you avoid any extra calories your body doesn’t need.
This Powerhouse Healthy Overnight Oats Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl recipes has 19g Protein, 19g Healthy Fats and 8g Fiber per serving and makes two servings per recipe. In case you found yourself here looking for OMAD healthy meal ideas, this recipe doubled has 38g Protein, 39g Healthy Fats and 17g Fiber. Whoa!
Is Chia Seeds And Oatmeal Healthy?
Chia seeds are a good source of calcium and plant-based protein. They are a great choice to add Omega-3 Fats to your breakfast. Oatmeal is also high in calcium, good carbs, fiber and protein. Is chia and oatmeal healthy? YES! Pair these two together and you’ve got yourself a powerhouse couple, made in healthy food heaven!
Are Chia Seeds Good For Breakfast?
Chia seeds good for breakfast? YES, friend! YES! These tiny little seeds are packed FULL of healthy goodness. In fact, you can read more about chia seeds in this girl planted article. You’ll find my chia pudding recipe there along with three topping ideas. YUM!
Can You Put Chia Seeds In Oatmeal?
Chia seeds and oatmeal together? Um, Yes, please! In fact, adding chia seeds to my overnight oats recipes helps me stay full longer on busy days as a working mom of four. This Powerhouse Healthy Overnight Oats Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl is the perfect recipe for you to try adding chia seeds to oatmeal.
This beautiful, functional and fabulous storage container is amazing for packing lunch salads to go and for meal prepping. But did you know that it’s also GREAT for breakfast? The bottom container can be microwaved (it’s advised to keep the time under 3 minutes for best results).
So if you’ve prepared Powerhouse Healthy Overnight Oats Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl or other overnight oat recipes, toss the base into the bottom bowl of this container, then add all the toppings you are in the mood for that day, in the top compartments. Easy peasy!
Powerhouse Healthy Overnight Oats Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl Will Give You Energy!
If you are looking to get a boost of energy first thing in the morning, definitely eat a hearty, healthy breakfast. This recipe I’m about to share will definitely do the trick! The quadruple combination of protein, heathy fats, fiber and good carbohydrates all play a vital role in overall energy. Because I feel really great when I thoughtfully prepare meals paying close attention to macros, I make this recipe for myself at least twice a week. I truly love it.
Can Instant Oats Be Used For Overnight Oats?
YES, you can use instant oats to make overnight oats! Not only that, instant oats tend to help with easier fiber and grain digestion. Usually I will add regular fast-cooking instant oats to my mason jars when making overnight oats, however, I ran out. Only having the low sugar Maple and Brown Sugar pre-made individual instant oatmeal packets left in my pantry, I decided to give it a try. I’m happy to report that it worked out really well and added that boost of sugar and flavor to the overall meal. Definitely give both types of instant oats a try when making overnight oats!
Overnight Oats How To For This Recipe :
- Maple And Brown Sugar, Low Sugar Individual Instant Oatmeal Packet, emptied into a small mason jar like this one from my SHOP page.
- Add filtered water to the mason jar, on top of the oatmeal, and stop when theres a small amount of water sitting on top of the oatmeal.
- Add lid and close it tightly.
- Shake the shit out of the oats and water combination until completely combined.
- Remove lid and add in 1 tablespoon of organic chia seeds.
- Add the lid back to the mason jar.
- Give the jar another great shake or three to combine the chia, oats and water.
- Toss it in the fridge for 24 hours before adding your toppings.
What Breakfast Will Keep Me Full?
My Powerhouse Healthy Overnight Oats Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl, of course! If you want to make this recipe even healthier, swap the sugar-filled peanut butter with my favorite nut butter. But sometimes a girl just wants that extra sugar, right? I can’t be the only mom of four with an intense sweet tooth. Enjoy, my friend! And let me know in the comments if you make this recipe and if it helped with a full tummy and energized vibe.
Powerhouse Healthy Overnight Oats Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl OMAD Idea
I’ve been participating in one meal a day intermittent fasting so the photo of this recipe is what I eat on high carb, breakfast themed meal plan days. This Powerhouse Healthy Overnight Oats Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl Recipe is technically divided into two servings because it’s super filling and perfect for breakfast when you’re not trying to eat all your daily allotted calories in one hour. However, if you are looking to give OMAD a try, double up for a cool 733 calorie plant-based healthy breakfast. I’m obsessed with this recipe.
Powerhouse Healthy Overnight Oats Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl
Recipe Helpful Resources:
I use this Vegan Plant Based Protein Shake Powder The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri Duo is what I use daily, to mix ingredients.
How To Make Overnight Oats using an individual sized oatmeal packet: Add one packet of instant oats and filtered water from my Berkey to a tiny mason jar. Close the lid tightly and shake it up vigorously! Make sure the contents of the prepared oats packet is mixed well. Take off the lid and add in the chia seeds. Place the lid back on, closing it tightly. Give the mason jar another good shake and put it in the fridge for 24 hours.
If you are short on time and don't want to make overnight oats, prepare the instant oatmeal per the instructions on the back of the packet, using filtered water. Then add the hot oatmeal to your blender, along with the other ingredients. This is a really delicious way to make this breakfast bowl, too.
If you want to make this breakfast bowl even healthier swap out regular creamy peanut butter with a nut butter like this one. I ran out and only had the creamy left in my pantry. Shh! Don't tell my teenagers that I stole some of their beloved peanut butter, ok?
Are you into OMAD and IF? Only use one bowl and keep the base mixture and all of the toppings for yourself (like I did in the photo) for an incredibly healthy big breakfast meal!
- 1 Individual Packet Maple & Brown Sugar Low Sugar Instant Oatmeal
- 200ml Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 tbsp Organic Chia Seeds
- 1 Scoop Vanilla Plant-Based Protein
- 1 1/2 tbsp Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1 cup Fresh Strawberries
- 1/2 cup Fresh Blueberries
- 1/4 cup Raw Walnut Pieces
- Add the almond milk to your blender
- Grab your overnight oats (made with chia seeds) from the fridge and add it to the blender
- Add the protein shake powder next
- Blend the ingredients well. If using the Ninja Foodi Blender, 10 seconds will do.
- Add your overnight oats blended base equally to 2 bowls (makes 2 serving sizes)
- Top with chopped strawberries, fresh blueberries and raw walnuts
- Add the peanut butter as well
Powerhouse Healthy Overnight Oats Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl
Serves: 2 Persons
Amount Per Serving:
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 20g||30.8%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||10%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 35g||11.7%|
|Dietary Fiber 8g||32%|
|Vitamin A 164mcg||Vitamin C 46mg|
|Calcium 345mg||Iron 6mg|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
By Bri Alli