Black ‘n Blueberry Overnight Chia Seeds

An easy, make-ahead breakfast idea.

Overnight oats with a twist: chia seeds! Sometimes I will mix oats and chia together (cheaper than straight chia alone) but I splurged on this recipe to experience the full chia seed effect. To boost the protein content I added protein powder, but this is totally optional as the chia & almond milk provide about 8 grams of protein already. PS. Getting creative with toppings is the most fun part for me!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 scoop vanilla plant-based protein powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup frozen blackberries and blueberries

How to:

  1. Whisk almond milk, chia seeds, protein powder and cinnamon in a bowl.
  2. Place in fridge overnight.
  3. In the morning remove from fridge.
  4. Puree frozen fruit in food processor until creamy (add a splash of almond milk).
  5. Layer fruit with chia seed mixture and top with whatever you want (here I have goji berries and coconut).

PCOS Powers:

  • cinnamon = may help balance glucose levels, lower cholesterol, and decrease triglycerides in blood
  • chia seeds = high in omega 3s which can help decrease high testosterone and improve egg quality
  • blackberries = can assist in liver disease protection
  • blueberries = may help to lower blood glucose levels

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Author: Dr. Dylan Cutler, Ph.D.

Dr. Dylan Cutler is the founder of Phruitful Dish. She's a holistic health content creator, vegan, athlete, feminist, social activist, and PCOS fighter. She obtained her Ph.D. in obstetrics and gynaecology specializing in PCOS management using nutrition, movement, and mindfulness. She resides in Victoria, Canada on unceded Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories.

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