Overnight oats are one of my favourite breakfasts. I actually look forward to getting up and having them because since there’s nothing to do in the morning apart from add your toppings, you actually have time to sit down and enjoy them (but if you’re one of those people who’s always in a rush then make them in a jar and you can bring them on the road with you). Apart from being super easy to make they’re also filling, nutritious, and seriously tasty.
Since I love to experiment with flavour combinations I thought a series of overnight oats combinations would be perfect for my blog, and so I give you the first flavour – Strawberries and Cream!
These are deliciously creamy but it all comes from the oats and yoghurt – no actual double cream or anything involved don’t worry! To make overnight oats you simply mix together equal parts oats (I use regular Flahavans progress oats) and milk (whatever type you want) and then add your favourite flavours or sweeteners. In the morning you just top your oats top with fruit, yoghurt or nuts and seeds.
I think these make a great breakfast option because:
- Oats are filling and satisfying but low in calories, fat, sugar and salt. They are also rich in fibre, a slow energy releaser (keeping you full until lunch) and can help lower cholesterol.
- Mixed with almond milk, yoghurt and flaxseed you also get a boost of healthy fats, protein and omega 3 fatty acids.
- Strawberries are packed full of vitamin C and give a lovely natural sweetness.
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp Linwoods Milled Flaxseed
- 1/4 cup chopped strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- Toppings: extra frozen strawberries, yoghurt, milled flaxseed and honey (optional)
In a bowl or a jar, mix together the oats and milk.
Stir in the milled flaxseed and chopped strawberries.
Seal with a lid or clingfilm and leave in the fridge overnight.
In the morning remove from the fridge (you’ll be eating them cold).
Heat up the frozen strawberries in the microwave for a few seconds (until they soften and release juice) and stir into the oats.
Top with a spoon of yoghurt, some milled flaxseed and a bit of honey (depending on how sweet you want it to be).
Let me know if you try them and make sure to come back next week for my next flavour (did somebody say salted caramel….). Or even better, subscribe to my blog using the box above!
Also if you have any suggestions for flavours you’d like to see then tweet me @aisling_harris or find me on Instagram (@the_superfit_foodie).