Raspberry Jam Overnight Oats

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Let me tell you about my little love affair with raspberries. They are truly one of my very favorite fruits and we’ve had an on and off thing for years. Naturally, we have our couples quarrel from time to time: raspberries go bad so quickly and organic raspberries are just so expensive, but most of the time I’m head over heels in love with them.

They love me back too. Raspberries’ antioxidant capacity is over the roof, which means they help to nourish every cell in my body, protect me from inflammation, cancer, oxidative stress, obesity, and other chronic diseases. Some of these antioxidants deliver a punch of Vitamin C to keep my immune system perky, produce collagen, and keep me glowing and healthy too.

So I’ve decided to combine my first love (overnight oatmeal) with my second and see what happens. Luckily, no jealousy ensued. Overnight oats plus raspberry chia jam is probably the best thing you can enjoy in the morning. The creaminess of the vanilla oats mixed in with bright and zippy raspberries will keep you looking and feeling radiant all morning long.

These two will love you unconditionally, I promise.

Raspberry Jam Overnight Oats

Serves 2

Raspberry Chia Jam

1 cup fresh raspberries
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons chia seeds

Combine raspberries, honey, and lemon juice in a bowl. Using a fork, mash raspberries until they begin to break down and resemble thick jam. Stir in chia seeds, cover with a lid, and set in refrigerator to chill overnight.

Overnight Oats

2 cups rolled oats (gluten-free if necessary)
2 cups unsweetened almond milk*
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1-2 tablespoons raw honey (optional)

In a large jar or bowl combine all oat ingredients until thoroughly mixed. If you would like sweeter oats, add in a tablespoon or two of raw honey. Cover and store in the refrigerator overnight.

In the morning layer overnight oats with raspberry chia jam in two small mason jars.Feel free to garnish with fresh raspberries or nuts if desired. You can eat your oats cold, at room temperature, or even warmed up. Enjoy!

*If you have a nut allergy, feel free to swap the almond milk for any type of milk!

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