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Overnight Superfood Oats

Overnight Superfood Oats

This is a quick, healthy and tasty breakfast that’s full of protein, antioxidant and fibre that your body needs  for good health.  It’s perfect for busy movers and shakers who don’t have much time in the kitchen. Fresh seasonal strawberries top the lush creamy oats, but you can also top with other seasonal fruits such as figs, pomegranate, banana and blueberries.

What’s great about it

This is a protein packed power breakfast that will energise and revitalise your body! According to studies, the beta-glucan fibre found in oats can help regulate your appetite for up to 4 hours as well as helps to lower cholesterol. Almond milk is high in the minerals, calcium, magnesium, potassium as well as vitamin E to nourish the immune system. Cinnamon improves insulin’s efficiency, which helps regulate blood sugar levels. Vanilla helps relax the nervous system and reduce inflammation.

 

+ ingredients & methods +

ingredients (2 jars)

1 cup rolled oats
2 tablespoons chia seeds or golden flaxseeds
2 1/4  cups almond milk or your choice of (rice, oat, dairy, seed, orange juice)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
3 tablespoons cultured yoghurt or kefir (optional)
2 punnets strawberries
2 fresh pitted dates

method

  1. Start this recipe the night before.
  2. Combine oats, chia, almond milk, vanilla bean, cinnamon + yoghurt.
  3. Rest for 15 minutes and give it a good mix.
  4. Divide between 2 serving jars then cover with a lid.
  5. Refrigerate overnight.
  6. Combine 1 punnet strawberries with 2 pitted fresh dates into a blender.
  7. Blend until smooth. Alternatively, you can sweeten the smashed strawberries slightly with a little raw honey if you don’t have dates.
  8. Pour strawberry puree into a bowl.
  9. Cut the other punnet of strawberries into quarters and remove the stems.
  10. Mix strawberry quarters with the puree and refrigerate until needed.
  11. The next morning, remove oats from the fridge and top with a few spoonfuls of strawberry.
  12. Enjoy as a healthy breakfast.
+ notes & inspiration +
  • Use leftover strawberries and serve with thick Greek style yoghurt + LSA.
  • Use rolled quinoa in place of oats.
  • Garnish with bee pollen, almonds, goji berries.
  • Add raspberries, fig,  pomegranate or roasted rhubarb.
  • Add 1 tablespoons protein powder.
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