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I love breakfast and my personal favourite is porridge (or oatmeal for you US readers!). In the summer though, I find hot milk too warm and so I turn to ‘overnight oats’ for my oat & fruit pick-me-up!
Overnight oats are ‘oh so’ simple to make .. you simply mix together milk, yoghurt and oats and leave the mixture overnight in a fridge. The oats soak up the moisture which makes them perfect to eat the next day.
You can eat overnight oats at home, on the go or at your desk and it’s a great way of getting some essential protein, fibre, wholegrain, healthy fats as well as vitamins and minerals (including calcium) into your body.
Why not try the following toppings (just add them in the morning!):
- Chopped banana & cinnamon
- Blueberries & poppy seeds or chia seeds
- Chopped peach & agave nectar
- Sliced strawberries & walnuts
- Grated apple & flaked almonds
Sound tempting? Here’s what you will need and step-by-step what to do!
- 1/2 cup (125ml/115g) almond milk (or other milk)
- 1/2 cup (40g) oats*
- 1/2 cup (100-120g/125ml) yoghurt**
- Pinch of cinnamon (optional)
- Toppings of your choice e.g. fruit/nuts
*use gluten free oats to make this recipe gluten-free.
**use soya yoghurt if you’re lactose intolerant.
NB the key is to use equal quantities of the oats, milk and yoghurt – so if you use 1/3 cups measure (as shown in the video) you would be using 85ml milk, 35g oats and 100g yoghurt.
If you want to add a scoop of protein powder (to make PROATS!) then add an extra 1-2 tbsp (15-30ml) of milk. I use Protein Dynamix – use NIC10 for 10% off!
Nutritional stats exclude toppings!
The night before mix together the above ingredients - I mixed mine in an air tight jar for ease!
Cover the mixture to make an air tight seal (you could use clingfilm/foil) & refrigerate overnight
Wait for morning time, add your chosen ingredients and enjoy the creamy (low-calorie) goodness!
So there you have it, porridge in the winter and overnight oats in the summer.. I just can’t get enough of those whole grains .
*Love this jar!
*Berry yoghurt with strawberries & flaked almonds
*A touch of sweetness!
*Love the colour!
*Strawberries & banana
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