Overnight Oats

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.

Basic recipe

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.IMG_3867

 

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!

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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.

Enjoy!

 

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