Have You Joined the Overnight Oats Revolution: Part 2

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Following the success of Have you joined the Overnight Oats Revolution yet?(Grain Free Breakfast Recipe Included)!! and as promised, here are some more delicious Overnight Oats recipes and Overnight Weetabix (or Oatibix if you are low gluten).

Now clearly if you are the sort of person who has to eat their Weetabix really quickly whilst they are still crunchy this is not going to work for you.  But if you like them creamy and smooth then this is going to change your life!  I use Oatibix and its surprising how low in calories they are – 190 calories in 2 biscuits. For me they are a healthy, light option before an intense training session and also a fast convenient snack.  They do contain some sugar so I don’t eat them all the time but it is quite low – 3.2g/100g.

Overnight Oats and Overnight Weetabix/Oatibix are a satisfying, healthy, quick and portable breakfast.

All the recipes serve one but you are just as well to double up and make them last 2 days or have a large portion if you are training hard

These recipes are:

Snip 3Snip 4Snip 12Snip 13

Adaptations

Snip 6 Use fancy pants oats, top with plain greek yoghurt or Coyo coconut yoghurt and fresh berries

Snip 10Value oats work just as well, omit the chia seeds

Snip 8 Add a scoop full of your chosen protein powder to the milk and whisk with a stick blender, add nuts or nut butters

Snip 9Snip 5Snip 14 Omit the oats and use 1/2 cup of Chia Seeds to 1 1/3 cups of milk

Snip 2Its pretty hard to life hack such a simple recipe but for me frozen fruit is the way forward and there are lots of different ones available on the market including mango which I love!  No peeling, no chopping and no throwing away over ripe fruit because you didn’t manage to eat it in time. For the Apple and Blackberry compote, make in advance and freeze in an ice-cube tray – you will need 3-4 cubes per portion.

Capture What to do with your left over chia seeds?  Well apart from making more overnights or the grain free option of Chia Pots, chia seeds can be sprinkled onto and into pretty much anything for an extra nutritional hit: Cereals, porridge, salads, stir fry and baking. Be aware that they do raise the calorific content.  1 tblsp of chia seeds is approximately 60 calories

Apple and Blackberry Overnight Oats (serves 1)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup of milk of your choice – I use unsweetened almond milk or hemp milk
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract – mixed into the milk
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon – mixed into the oats

For the Apple and Blackberry Compote 

  • 2 apples cored and diced
  • 1 punnet of blackberries
  • 1tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cloves (optional)

Method

  1. To make the compote put the fruit in a pan with about 4 tablespoons of water and the cloves if using. Bring to the boil and simmer until mushy and reduced (about 20 mins). Stir in the vanilla extract
  2. To make up the overnight oats, put a spoon of compote in the bottom of you jar or tub
  3. Add half the oats and shake gently to give an even covering.
  4. Add another spoonful of compote and smooth over the oats
  5. Add the rest of the oats, pour over the milk, seal and refrigerate

Mango and Coconut Overnight Oats (serves 1)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup Coconut milk (as in the dairy alternative milk variety not the stuff in cans)
  • 50g frozen mango chunks
  • Toasted coconut flakes or dessicated coconut to sprinkle on the top

Method

  1. Mix all the ingredients apart from the coconut in your jar or tub and refrigerate overnight
  2. Top the next morning with coconut flakes

Pear and Ginger Overnight Oats (serves 1)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 1/2 cup of milk of your choice
  • 1/2 pear grated
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tblsp toasted hazelnut nibs (optional)

Method

  1. Mix all the ingredients (except the nuts) in a jar or tub and refrigerate overnight
  2. Top with nuts if using in the morning

Proats – Protein Oats (serves 2 or one big-ass post gym portion)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup of milk of your choice
  • 1 scoop of unflavoured protein powder – I use My Protein Unflavoured Beef Protein or Vegan mix
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 banana
  • Berries to top (raspberries work well)

Method

  1. Whizz up the milk, vanilla extract, banana and protein powder with your stick blender
  2. Mix with the oats and refrigerate overnight and top with berries in the morning

Let me know your favourite Overnight Oat combo by leaving a comment below

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