Overnight oats were everywhere a few years ago, but for me, they’re not a passing fad—they’re one of my favorite breakfasts! They might not be as glamorous as exotic berries and seeds, but oats are a superstar when it comes to supporting healthy skin. They’re rich in antioxidants that reduce inflammation and fight free radicals. Oats are great for your digestion thanks to soluble fiber, and they’re higher in protein than most other grains.
My basic overnight oat recipe is ½ cup plant-based milk and ½ cup of oats. Then, add your favorite fruits, nuts, and seeds. You’ll find two of my favorite versions of overnight oats below: one is high in antioxidants thanks to pomegranate arils and cacao nibs, while the other boasts plenty of healthy fats and collagen-boosting vitamin C.
Pomegranate Cacao Overnight Oats
*If you use unsweetened milk, you may want to add your sweetener of choice to taste.
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned or rolled oats
- 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds (optional)
- 1–2 tablespoons raw cacao nibs
Coconut Mango Overnight Oats
Feel free to substitute any milk you like for the macadamia milk. For more protein, add a scoop of vanilla protein powder.
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla macadamia milk (like Milkadamia)
- 1/2 cup diced mango
- 1 tablespoon toasted shredded coconut
- A drizzle of honey, to sweeten (optional)
- Chia seeds, hemp seeds, or chopped macadamia nuts, for texture (optional)