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Overnight Oats - Healthy Quick Breakfast Series (or Snack or Dessert or Takeaway)

Updated: Jul 7, 2022

Here we go again. Breakfasts or snacks in seconds. Get the kids involved in the process and watch them begin to love eating their healthy creations.

Why does this breakfast take seconds? Because you make them the night before so that in the morning, it literally takes seconds to grab it out of the fridge and dig in. Maybe a few extra seconds to add an additional topping. But that's the fun part.

Quite simply, we will introduce you to the BASE recipe then give you a few taste options to dress it up.

Less talk, more walk, let's go....

In a medium jar with lid (capable of fitting at least 1 1/2 cups worth - 1 portion), add the following:-

1/2 Cup Rolled Oats (we prefer organic)

Have also used quick oats - depends on texture you like.

1/2 Cup Milk of your choice (we prefer almond)

1/4 Cup Yoghurt of your choice (we recommend real Greek, not Greek Style, or coconut yoghurt) - can also use extra milk instead of the yoghurt

1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds (as always, we prefer organic)

1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup (the good stuff, not the faux stuff)

1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract (we prefer organic)

Can also stir through directly into the mix a sprinkle of cacao or cocoa, cinnamon, ginger citrus zest (lime, lemon, orange), coconut, nut butters, dried OR fresh fruits or any of the flavour inspirations from below that might take you fancy;

Close your jar, pop into fridge and that's it for now.

Flavour inspirations for on top or stir through:

Berry coulis: In a smaller jar or container, pop some frozen or fresh berries, a dash of vanilla, a dash of maple syrup. Pop into fridge ready to spoon onto your oats in the morning;

Pavlova: Sliced Kiwi, strawberry, passionfruit;

Pina Colada: Coconut flakes, pineapple, ground flaxseeds, coconut cream;

Banana buzzing: Sliced banana, cinnamon, honey, ground flaxseeds, slivered toasted almonds, chopped dates.

Key Lime: Grated zest of lime, squeeze of lime, coconut cream, coconut flakes;

Pancake: Maple syrup, blueberries, cacao nibs or hazelnut spread or fresh hazelnuts;

Caramel crown: 2-3 pitted dates with 2-3 T boiled water, vanilla, sprinkle with sesame seeds;

Apple pie: grated apple into the night mixture or poached apples on top with cinnamon and slivered toasted almonds or pecans. For adults, add 1 x chopped Brazil nut (a great source of your daily selenium for thyroid health).

Crackle and pop: Granola (see our recipe) & rice bubbles or puffed rice;

Choc orange Jaffa: Orange segments with grated dark chocolate;

Melon Balls: as the name suggests, ball up some gorgeous coloured melons - watermelon, rockmelon, honeydew, finish with a squeeze of fresh orange, lemon or lime juice;

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