Overnight Oats


Healthy breakfast. Oat flakes muesli with raspberries and blueberries and a glass of milk. Watercolor hand drawn illustration isolated on white background

Overnight oats are one of the most diverse healthy breakfast options available. They’re naturally gluten-free, can be served hot or cold, and can be made in hundreds of different flavours. Once prepared, they can last all week in the fridge (though they will get softer and creamier the longer they sit).

Eating clean healthy food can be beneficial to your mental health, and eating tasty food can make any day better. Make up a few on the weekend, and have a grab-n-go breakfast all week long.

You can alter most of this recipe and still have it work out, so have fun with it, and change it up so you don’t get bored.

 

Basic Recipe

1/2 cup Rolled Oats

1/2 Cup Milk or Milk Alternative

1/4 Cup Yoghurt or Additional Milk

1 Tablespoon Nut Butter (optional)

1 Teaspoon Seed/Nut (optional)

1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup or Honey (optional)

1/3 Cup Chopped Fruit, Fresh or Frozen (optional)

Mix all ingredients in a sealed container (glass jar, Tupperware, etc) and leave in the fridge at least 6 hours. Mix again, and enjoy. If you’d like it warm, microwave (in a microwave-safe container) 45-60 seconds.

 

Mango Raspberry

1/2 Cup Rolled Oats

3/4 Cup Mango Kefir

1 Teaspoon Chia Seeds

1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup

1/3 Cup Frozen Raspberries

Mix and Serve. We used kefir in place of the yogurt and milk to add additional probiotics.

 

Apple Cinnamon

1/2 Cup Rolled Oats

1/2 Cup Milk

1/4 Cup Yoghurt (Vanilla or Plain)

1 Teaspoon Sliced Almonds

1 Tablespoon Honey

1/3 Cup Chopped Apple

1 Teaspoon Cinnamon

Mix and serve. This one is great warm!

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