Back to school. Back to work. Back to basics.
This recipe is a nourishing staple. And a never-ending source of flavour inspiration.
It takes 5 minutes to prepare in the evening and makes your morning routine simple, delicious and nutritious.
In a glass jar or suitable container:
- fill 1/3 – 1/2 with organic oats
- top with your favourite fruit (fresh or frozen)
- add 1 -2 tsp maple syrup or honey if you like
- pour milk of choice to fill
- tighten the lid, shake well and place in the fridge overnight
That’s the basics…
This is the fun:
- add 1-2 tbsp chia seeds
- add a handful of nuts of choice
- add spice
- add raisins or chopped dates
- add bee pollen or hemp hearts
- add sunflower seeds or shredded coconut
- add an herbal infusion
Try combinations like applesauce and cinnamon or allspice for apple pie overnight oats for the kids.
- fill jar 1/2 with oats
- 1/2 with applesauce
- sprinkle with spice
- top with water
Add a tbsp of peanut butter, use a nut milk, a tsp of cocoa powder and a tsp of honey for chocolate peanut butter and honey oats… top with banana before serving.
I like a little bit of oats and a LOT of filling.
Whatever fruit is on hand:
- cherries and chocolate
- blueberries and vanilla
- peaches and nutmeg
- plums and cinnamon
Make medicinal overnight oats by substituting herbal infusions for the milk.
Add lemon balm infusion to your blueberry oats for a lemon-berry overnight oat. Or mint infusion to raspberry oats. Play with it!
I like to take my overnight oats out of the fridge first thing in the morning and let sit at room temperature while I get ready for my day. Take the chill off.
Enjoy as a nourishing breakfast, post-yoga or exercise refuel, pack in your kids’ lunch or have on hand for an after school snack.
One little jar … packed with nourishment.