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.
- 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
- 1-2 cups raspberries/blueberries/boysenberries (frozen are fine)
- 1/2 cup toasted coconut flakes
- A dash of brown rice malt syrup
- Use a large bowl and add all of the main ingredients to it.
- Cover and leave on the counter or put in the fridge overnight.
- Spoon into bowls or glasses.
- Top with berries and toasted coconut flakes or your garnish of choice.
Thanks for stopping by,
Yours in health & happiness 🌸