Oh I do love overnight oats! Quick, easy, tasty and so healthy. Overnight oats is a great way to get your good carbs, protein and fibre. Add to it some fruit, kale (yes kale!) and nuts and you have antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds, good fats, vitamins and minerals too.
This blushing pink overnight oats recipe is a gastronomic delight! It tastes like creamy strawberry cheesecake with deep berry notes from acai berry and mild coconut from the acai berry superpowder and coconut water. I love to top mine with fresh berries, crunchy fragrant nuts and seeds and chewy tart dried goldenberries. I also boost the protein content with added protein powder (plant-based and whey varieties work fine).
You do not have to soak the oats overnight, but for a minimum of 2hrs for it to come together. Overnight oats make a tasty change from porridge (especially in the summer), but also make a delicious healthy snack (I have a little pot before a work-out sometimes).
By soaking the oats in Mason jars or Tupperware, you can make it highly portable, making it ideal for a grab and go breakfast or snack. Once soaked, you can keep them in the fridge for up to 3 days too.
Makes: 1 bowl
Preparation: 5 mins
- 50g yoghurt of choice (plant-based if required)
- 70ml milk (plant-based if required)
- 70ml coconut water
- 100g fresh strawberries, chopped up into small pieces if manually mixing the ingredients in rather than using a blender
- Pinch of salt
- Small handful of kale (about 10g), chopped up into small pieces if manually mixing the ingredients in rather than using a blender
- 1 ½ tbsp. Goldenberry and chia powerblend*
- 1 ½ tbsp. protein powder (soya bean, pea and whey varieties work well)
- 1 tsp. Omega-3 Superpowder
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp. stevia or ½ tsp. date syrup, agave or coconut sugar
- 35g rolled oats (gluten-free if required)
To decorate: as desired. I have used fresh strawberries and blueberries, dried goldenberries, nuts (macadamias and almonds), coconut flakes and pumpkin seeds and a sprig of mint.
*If you have run out, you can substitute for chia seeds.
- Mix all the ingredients together by hand or by blender. (I like to use a blender as I find it easier to mix all the ingredients together and I love the way the strawberry imparts a pink blush tinge to the oats).
- Pour into a bowl or Mason jar or tupperware. Using a spoon, stir in the oats. Cover and put in the fridge for at least 2hrs or overnight.
- Alter the consistency with a little more liquid if required. Decorate with your toppings of choice. Enjoy.
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