Carrot Cake Overnight Oats
Hop into health with “cake” for breakfast
Spring is a great time to jumpstart your diet. Refresh your breakfast plate with a recipe full of fiber, protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acid.
Carrot Cake Overnight Oats Ingredients:
1 cup milk of choice (use nonfat, unsweetened soy or unsweetened almond)
½ cup rolled oats
1 tablespoon ground chia or 1 tbsp ground flaxseed 3 tablespoon finely grated carrots
½ teaspoon cinnamon (or to taste)
- Optional ways to increase protein:
- 1 scoop protein powder or decrease milk by ½ cup and replace with ½ cup nonfat Greek yogurt
- Optional toppings
- Unsweetened coconut flakes, walnuts, raisins, blueberries or hemp seeds
Combine all ingredients in a jar or airtight container of choice and allow to soak overnight.
Ashley Reed, RDN, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She works at Chesapeake Regional’s Lifestyle Health & Fitness Center in Diabetes and Nutrition Services.
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