I can’t remember where I first had overnight oats but for me, it was a moment on the lips forever on my faves list! 🤣🤣🤣

They taste more like a treat than a healthy meal option with the bonus that you can add your favourite trimmings to the mix. Feel like chocolate? Add some cocoa powder and a dash of brown rice malt syrup. Nuts about nuts? Consider walnuts, brazil nuts, cashews, almonds or a mixture of them all. Trim with berries for beautiful flavour and to add to your 5+ a day. I like to use lots of seeds for added fibre, omega-3’s and protein.

This recipe is vegan, low glycemic, dairy-free, gluten-free*, low in sugar and delicious. Tick, tick, tick, tick, tick. Oh, and did we mention? It’s highly addictive.

You can prepare overnight oats the night before so mornings are no-stress and super simple. The trick is to get the liquid to oats ratio right. I use cup for cup as a rule and often choose soy milk. If you’re iffy about soy read this for a balanced approach. Soy and/or almond milk are my go-to’s for most 40+ women for whom dairy can be problematic. It’s easy to make a big batch too and it lasts in an airtight container for up to five days in the fridge.

Tip: It’s important to use old fashioned, unprocessed rolled oats for best health and best results.

Overnight-Oats

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups whole rolled oats (*buy gluten-free if you’re intolerant as although oats are gluten-free by nature they often come into contact with gluten-containing substances)
  • 4 cups soy or almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts/cashews/brazil nuts
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup goji berries

Garnish:

  • 1-2 cups raspberries/blueberries/boysenberries (frozen are fine)
  • 1/2 cup toasted coconut flakes
  • A dash of brown rice malt syrup

 

Method:

  1. Use a large bowl and add all of the main ingredients to it.
  2. Cover and leave on the counter or put in the fridge overnight.
  3. Spoon into bowls or glasses.
  4. Top with berries and toasted coconut flakes or your garnish of choice.

 

Enjoy.

 

Thanks for stopping by,

Yours in health & happiness 🌸

 

 

 

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