Peach Cobbler Overnight Oats with Chia
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THE CASE FOR USING FROZEN FRUIT IN RECIPES LIKE OVERNIGHT OATS…
If you’re a fan of smoothies or desserts, you’ve probably considered using frozen fruit at some point. A lot of folks think that fresh, non-frozen produce is healthier than frozen, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. The reality is – there are a LOT of reasons to buy frozen fruit over fresh, ordinary fruit that go beyond convenience.
Here are a 4 reasons why frozen fruit should be a staple in your kitchen:
- Nutritional value: Did you know that frozen fruit is picked at peak ripeness and flash-frozen to preserve its nutrients? This means that frozen fruit can actually be more nutritious than fresh fruit that has been sitting on a shelf for a few days after days of transport across the country or region.
- Cost-effective: Frozen fruit is often less expensive than fresh fruit, especially if you’re buying out of season or for a recipe that calls for a large quantity. Don’t believe me? Compare frozen berries vs fresh berries the next time you’re in the grocery store – you’ll almost always get more for your dollar buying frozen.
- Convenience: Frozen fruit is always in season and readily available, so you don’t have to worry about finding the right produce at the grocery store. Plus, it’s already washed, peeled, and chopped, saving you time and effort in the kitchen. This is especially true for fruits, like peaches, that tend to require a bit more elbow grease to get them ready for recipes.
- Versatility: Frozen fruit can be used in a variety of recipes, from smoothies and desserts to sauces and jams and…to overnight oats! And did you also also know it’s great for baking, as it helps keep doughs and batters cold and firm? No seriously!
So next time you’re at the grocery store, consider picking up some frozen fruit like peaches for some overnight oats. Your taste buds and your wallet will thank you!
Peach Cobbler Overnight Oats with Chia
Ingredients for 4 servings
- 2 cups raw oats
- 3 tablespoons chia
- 1 1/2 cups almondmilk
- 2 cups 2% cottage cheese (or Greek yogurt)
- Sub: 2 scoops of your favorite protein powder (note: you may need more almond milk)
- 1 date
- Subs: 1 tablespoon honey or agave; or 1 teaspoon stevia in the raw
- 1/4 cup frozen peaches
- Quick Confit
- 2 cups frozen peaches
- juice from 1 orange
- cinnamon to taste
In a blender, add the ingredients for the cream and process until smooth.
In a large mixing bowl add the oats, chia and the cream and stir to combine.
Set a nonstick skillet on medium high heat, and once hot spray with cooking spray and add the frozen peaches. Cover and cook until the peaches are thawed and seared along the edges. Remove the top, squeeze in fresh OJ and sprinkle in cinnamon. Reduce the heat to low, then cover and cook for 2 – 3 more minutes until a natural syrup forms. Then begin chopping up the peach slices with a spatula in the skillet.
Grab 4 jars or your meal containers. Evenly divide the confit to the bottom of the containers, then top with oats & cream mix. Seal with a lid, then set aside in the fridge overnight or at least 4 hours.
If the mixture is too thick upon eating, simply add tablespoons of plant based milk to thin it out. Enjoy!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hey, I'm Kevin
My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.
By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!