At the moment, I’m really enjoying a DIY oat breakfast. Home made porridge made the old fashioned way over the stove is so very good. Baked porridge hot out of the oven is crazy delicious. Overnight oats is another level of amazing breakfasting.
It’s pretty easy: oats + yoghurt and milk + leave it overnight = delicious bircher/cold porridge/breakfast pudding type deliciousness. Oats always have been great for you; they’ve been shown to lower cholesterol and risk of cardiovascular disease, stabilise blood sugar levels, are high in fibre, low in fat and sugar, and keep you full for longer than other highly processed breakfast cereals. I also like to add chia seeds into mine (I use them in my porridge and baked porridge too); they’re full of the good stuff like protein, fibre, calcium, magnesium and iron, they’re gluten free, and they absorb a LOT of liquid, meaning that they’ll kinda expand in your stomach, keeping you fuller for longer. There are a ton of variations (see below), but here’s one of my favourites.
For a decent breaky for one, you’ll need:
– ½ cup rolled oats
– 2 tsp chia seeds
– 2 tbsp coconut yoghurt (I highly recommend using the coconut yoghurt from The Collective if you can get your hands on it)
– ½ cup low fat milk
– 50g frozen blueberries
Put all of that into a jar, put the lid on, and shake it up until it’s all combined. Then put it in the fridge and go to sleep. In the morning, pour it out into a bowl and top with another 50g of blueberries and a tsp of desiccated or shredded coconut. And seriously just enjoy it.
If you want to get creative, keep the base recipe (oats + chia seeds + milk + any yoghurt) and try…
– peanut butter and banana or apple
– vanilla (use a drop of extract) and berries
– pistachio and honey
– peanut butter and chocolate chip/cacao nibs
– different flavoured yoghurts
– coconut and mango
– passionfruit and strawbery
– pecan and maple syrup
– fresh ginger and peach
– almond and kiwi
It’s just endless possibility after endless possibility… please add your favourites to the list, too!!