Saturday, January 18, 2014

Coconut Chai Overnight Oats

The spice combination I used for this recipe can be used to make almost anything chai! Cardamom is native to India and has a unique, spicy, herbal flavor. You can find it in the spice aisle at your grocery store. If you love chai, you'll love waking up to these oats!


Coconut Chai Overnight Oats 

Ingredients:

1/3 cup oatmeal
2/3 cup almond milk or water
1 packet stevia
1/2 teaspoon coconut emulsion (or extract, but use less of the extract. I bought mine from T.J. Maxx!)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Less than 1/8 teaspoon each of nutmeg, allspice, and cardamom
1 tablespoon coconut flakes 
1/4 cup egg whites 
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons vanilla whey 

Directions:

1. In a microwave safe bowl, mix together the oatmeal, almond milk, coconut emulsion, stevia, and spices. Microwave for one minute. Stir. Repeat at 20-30 second intervals until most of the liquid is absorbed.
2. Gradually pour the egg whites into the bowl, stirring well. Microwave another 20-30 seconds. Stir in the coconut flakes. Place in the fridge and leave overnight. 
3. In the morning, stir together the Greek yogurt and the protein powder (you can also prepare this the night before). Top your oats. Add fruit, coconut flakes, nut butter... whatever you like!