Quick backstory on the recipe name. This recipe started out as To-Go Oats. Then, a dear friend of mine started calling it To-Goats which quickly (naturally) morphed into Goats. It has nothing to do with goats, which actually makes sense because my friend who came up with the name is a hip millennial now living in Cali with a true knack for meshing words into new words that have nothing to do with the original meaning. Basically, Goats is our inside joke, and now you’re all in on it.
As a writer and a fellow recipe hunter, I understand that if you are choosing to land on a recipe post, you are likely just interested in obtaining a recipe. Therefore, I will only share a quick blurb, followed by the sought out recipe and nutritional information including any helpful tips that I find pertinent.
So without further ado, I give you Goats!
- 1/2 cup Rolled Oats
- 1 tablespoon Chia Seeds
- 3/4 cup Unsweet Almond Milk, Soy Milk, Oat Milk, Regular Milk, etc. (your choice!)
- 1-2 tablespoons Greek Yogurt
- 1-4 to 1/2 cup Fresh or frozen berries
- 1-2 tablespoons Unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1-2 tablespoons Nut butter (Big Spoon Roasters is my favorite!)
- Raw honey or pure maple syrup
- Cacao powder
- Hemp seeds
In a small bowl mix oats and chia seeds. Add milk and Greek yogurt. Stir to combine all ingredients.
Cover the bowl, and place in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours. *Note: set in the fridge overnight for a thicker consistency, but you may need to add a splash of milk in the morning depending on your texture preferences.
Once removed from the fridge, add toppings of choice and enjoy
*Nutritional info below includes the “base” for Goats: rolled oats, chia seeds, soy milk and Greek yogurt (2%).
One last tip. For groceries, Trader Joe’s has all of your needs, and mostly ORGANIC on the cheap. Also, I cannot recommend Big Spoon Roasters enough. Low sugar, real ingredients, and freaking amazing. Gah I just love them! <3