This is one of my all time favorite ways to have oatmeal. Toss the ingredients together the night before and it’ll be ready to go in the morning.

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  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond or soy milk
  • ⅓ cup agave nectar (omit if diabetic)
  • 3 tablespoons ground flaxseeds (or whole chia seeds)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 ripe bananas, chopped
  • pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract
  • Optional mix-ins: blueberries, chopped nuts


  • In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together, including the optional mix-ins. Cover and leave in the fridge overnight, or at least 2 hours.
  • Give it a stir in the morning and serve cold with granola on top and additional berries and nuts on top.
  • Can keep in the fridge for 2–3 days.

Ready in about 10 minutes
Makes serves 4

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Jonathan Ewald

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