Overnight oats is quite simply a wonderful idea, so easy, fast, delicious, healthy and versatile. It really ticks all the boxes for a filling, nourishing start to the day. The oats are a great source of soluble fibre, protein and B vitamins to set you up for the day and the berries add vitamins and antioxidants to support your immune system.
To be honest I prefer pinhead oatmeal porridge when the weather is cold but the Overnight Oats is a winner in the warmer weather! Sadly we haven’t seen much of the sun recently but hopefully there is some good weather coming soon!
Anyway back to the awesome oats. Here is the basic recipe to which you can add any selection of fruit, nuts or seeds. I buy my jumbo oats loose from Locavore or Wholefoods, much cheaper and no plastic packaging to deal with so better for the environment as well!
2/3 cup of jumbo oats
1 cup of non dairy milk, I like Oatly oat milk, almond milk or hemp milk
2 tablespoons of chia seeds
A handful of berries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries all work well. You can use frozen berries too. Alternatively a mashed ripe banana and some cinnamon or a grated apple with some raisins is also delicious.
Simply mix the oats and chia seeds in a glass mason jar, add the milk and berries and stir well to mix. You can add a teaspoon of maple syrup or honey for extra sweetness.
Close the lid, put the jar in the fridge overnight and by the morning the chia seeds will have absorbed all the milk and you will have a delicious breakfast! Just add a selection of toppings, chopped walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, goji berries, toasted coconut flakes or more berries to your taste.
The great thing about this is if you don’t have time for breakfast in the morning or you’d rather eat your breakfast later then just take the jar with you to work and eat it at your leisure!
…………….your health in your hands…………
🍃 Health educator🍃