Breakfast. The most important meal of the day. Or so they say, whoever ‘they’ are. I love a good full English, but it’s not something I could eat every day – I know, even me – as not only is it not good to eat sausages every day, it takes too long while I’m trying to sort kids for school. I also have a thing for sugary, nutty cereal, quick to prepare, but doesn’t fill me up. So, what can I eat that’s healthy, filling and tasty, but that doesn’t take too much time in the mornings? Have you heard of ‘overnight oats’?
Overnight oats do exactly what it says on the tin; you prepare them the night before, pop them in the fridge and by the morning, they’re ready to eat! Perfect for those mornings when time is not on your side. And, one of the best things about it is that you can put pretty much anything you like in! Here is one of my favourite recipes…
Overnight Oats with banana, strawberry and blueberries
- Oats – 1 cup or cheat like me and use a sachet!
- Milk – 1 cup, or just under the amount on the packet if you’ve used one
- Greek yoghurt with honey – a couple of dollops
- Half a banana
- Chopped strawberries
- Handful of blueberries
- Bowl with a lid
- Chia seeds -1 tsp – or a bit more!
- Put the oats in the bowl and add the milk
- Stir in the yoghurt
- Add in the fruit
- Give it a good stir
- Add the chia seeds and stir again
- Pop the lid on and store in the fridge for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight (2-hour oats doesn’t have quite the same ring).
- And… ta-daaa! That’s it! Simple, huh? Grab a spoon and enjoy!
When you have left them to soak for a few hours, you’ll find the milk and yoghurt have mostly been absorbed, leaving you with a delicious bowl of porridge all ready to eat! The chia seeds also add to the creaminess, as well as being one of those fancy ‘health’ foods!
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