Preventative Bircher Oatmeal

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Bircher Oatmeal, or as the Pinterest community has dubbed it, Overnight Oats, is one of the best things you can feed your bod at the start of a busy day. Prepared the night before, it combines the satiating ingredients of fibrous oats,  chia seeds, milk, and whatever else you wish to add. This recipe is impossible to get bored of (click that link above and pour through the hundreds of shared photos).

This is preventative medicine on a few levels – healthy, but preventative in the sense that two minutes the night before saves you from buying the white, sugary pastry the next morning on the hustle to work. We would love to hear what combinations you come up with!


Basic Vegan Bircher Oatmeal

Makes 1 serving

  • 1/2 c. of rolled oats, not the instant kind
  • 1 c. of milk, we use almond
  • 2 tbs. chia seeds
  • 1 tsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

Combine all of the ingredients in a jar or bowl, mix well, cover and keep in the fridge overnight. In the morning, you have an instant breakfast.

The toppings are endless, but here are some I use in my rotation:

  • 1 tbs. cocoa powder, unsweetened with bananas and peanuts
  • salted pistachios and blackberries or blueberries
  • almonds and strawberries
  • hempseeds, nutmeg and hazelnuts
  • grated apples and sunflower seeds