Overnight Oats

BASIC INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 CUP ROLLED OATS
  • 1/2 CUP UNSWEETENED ALMOND MILK*
  • 1/2 - 1 TSP SWEETENER OF CHOICE (optional)**
  • PRE-FRIDGE ADD-INS  (optional)
  • PRE-EATING ADD-ONS
overnight oats mise.jpg

Before you hit the sack, grab an old jam jar, cup, bowl, whatever you have and put the oats in and fill up with the almond milk (or whatever milk is to your liking). 

At this point you can add anything else to your liking, that won’t go mushy. I often add some cinnamon and 1/2 a teaspoon of jam, or a teaspoon of chia seeds,  some fennel seeds, or 1/2 a teaspoon of date paste or maple syrup if you like it on the sweeter side.

Mix the ingredients thoroughly, screw the lid on or cover with wrap and pop in the fridge. Go to bed!

In the warmer months - this is ready to go upon rising bar any fruit or other accoutrements you feel like adding. It can be eaten straight from the jar - which saves on clean-up time too!

In the cooler months we usually warm this up for a minute on the stove (i’ve never owned a microwave but guessing that would do the trick too!)

The list of add-ons is endless…. a few of our favorites: dried mango (take one small piece and cut into thin ribbons with scissors then cut into small cubes), almond butter, strawberries, blueberries, mulberries, toasted almond slivers, apple butter, cinnamon apple sauce, bananas, raspberries, small apple chunks….

*   almond milk, hemp milk, coconut milk, hazelnut milk, oat milk - any milk will do!

**  maple syrup, jam, coconut sugar, date sugar, apple butter, fig paste etc etc.

A note on non-dairy milk  - please either make it yourself or buy organic. Most importantly, make sure it’s free of carrageenan. Carrageenan is a non-digestible additive / stabilizer that wreaks havoc on the bodies immune response, causing inflammation which leads to a host of long term illnesses. No thanks! My favorite brands that have nixed carrageenan are:  Pacific, Califia  and 365.