In a perfect world there would always be a tasty breakfast waiting for us in the kitchen. Something healthy and delicious that is just sitting there, waiting to be eaten. Sounds slightly delusional to wish for that but it’s actually possible. All you have to do is a few minutes of prepping and you’re set for a couple of days. I usually enjoy my breakfast at home but this one also travels very well. In fact this jar of mango and chia overnight oats is the perfect breakfast on the go, if you need it to be.
There are so many variations of this breakfast and even though the pb&j version will always be my favourite I am a huge fan of mangoes these days. Last week I bought an entire crate of those tasty fruits so now I am adding them to nearly every dish. Well, to tell you the truth I might have gone overboard with the amount that I bought but there are so many things you can do with them ranging from mango smoothies to mango sorbets. They are so versatile that you could pair them up with nearly anything so why not start the day by adding them to your breakfast. I tend to make these little jars ahead since they can last a couple of days in the fridge – theoretically.
Mangoes are deliciously sweet and creamy when pureed so they make a tasty addition to your oats. Once you give this little jar a stir it will taste like there is actual cream in it. If you like you can cut half the mango into cubes instead of blending the whole fruit. This is something I tend to do, not only for looks but also because it adds an interesting texture. In any case this is a tasty breakfast no matter what you do and it will fuel you nicely for a good start in the day. While the mango and oats provide a nice portion of fiber and carbs, the chia seeds give you an extra boost of nutrients with a big variety of health benefits. To read more about chia seeds go to CookingDetective.
Mango and Chia Overnight Oats
- 1 large mango
- 250 ml almond milk
- 100 g rolled oats
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 4 tbsp almond milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Add the oats, vanilla and 250ml (1cup) almond milk to a bowl and stir well. Mix the chia seeds with 4 tbsp of almond milk in another bowl. Let it sit while you peel and puree the mango. You can either use a blender for this or just chop it finely.
- Add alternating layers of oats, mango and chia seeds into two jars and cover them. Place them in the fridge and enjoy your breakfast in the morning.