A healthy and filling breakfast that can be on the table whenever you’re ready in the morning!
I’ve always been a big fan of porridge, this comes from my Russian childhood and the Russian culture where porridge is a “must have” in the morning. Porridge is called “Kasha” in Russia, and it can be made with oats, rice, polenta, Amaranth or chia.
I’m not a morning person, so I usually just wake up in the morning, get dressed, eat something quickly and leave the house (I do all of that in 30 minutes maximum!). Overnight oats have became a part of my routine after I finished uni and started working, they are great because it just saves so much time in the morning, and you can make so many different recipes by adding fresh fruits, seeds, nuts, honey, coffee, spices, you name it!
I normally add plain natural greek yoghurt and milk to my overnight oats, but you can add flavoured yoghurt, milk and no yoghurt or non-dairy milk. I also like to add fresh fruit to my oats, as this can be counted one of my 5 a day and adds freshness to my breakfast.
This is very easy, all you need is a jar, oats, some basic ingredients like milk, yoghurt, fresh fruit, you can also add nuts, seeds or chocolate chips. And you will have a healthy, filling and delicious breakfast of 300 calories or less. All you have to do is, layer the ingredients in the jar starting with the oats, and followed by yoghurt, fruit and any toppings. Then add the milk, close the lid and shake everything together. Chill in the fridge for at least 15 minutes or overnight.
Quaker Oats have recently launched a new product in the UK. Their new gluten free oats are perfect for people who wish to follow a gluten free diet, or people that are gluten intolerant as it’s quite difficult to source gluten free oats in the UK. Quaker Oats Gluten Free are now available in Supermarkets in Rolled Oats 510g RRP £2.49, and Oats So Simple 10 Sachets RRP £2.99.
What is your favourite overnight oats recipe? My favourite is the blueberry pecan overnight oats.
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 cup plant-based milk
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp ground flaxseeds
- 1 tsp hulled hemp seeds
- 1 tbsp nut butter almond or peanut butter
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- chopped date, maple syrup, agave syrup optional
- nuts of choice optional
- fruit of choice
- Get a jar, a bowl, or anything that you want! Add oats (around 30 grams per person, 1/2 cup of quick or rolled oats).
- Add chia seeds, ground flaxseed, hemp seed, nut butter, and cinnamon.
- Top with milk. You can add a sweetener of choice.
- Give the ingredients a good mix.
- Cover the jars or bowls and let them sit in the fridge overnight.
- On the next day, take the jar out of the fridge. If the oatmeal is too thick, then add a splash of milk and mix. Top with fruits and enjoy!
- Overnight oats are great for meal prep, as you can make a few and keep them in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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