1/3 cup OatsInstant or Quick cook
2/3 cup Milk
5 large StrawberriesCut to large cubes
1 1/2 tsp Honey
5 Walnutbroken to smaller pcs
1 tsp Chia Seeds
1 tsp Ground Flax Seeds
1 tbsp Dried Cranberries
Overnight oats seems to be increasingly popular. Well, in part because it is easy to prepare, no-cook, and so pretty when layered well that it makes this dowdy, old-folks or sick people only food seems appealing and cool to have.
Oats is good for the heart and digestive system. However, it seems a lot of people associate oats with the sick or old or boring food. Oats is high in fibre, packed with anti-oxidants, vitamins and rich in magnesium and iron. You can refer to my post on Oats as a healthier alternative to white rice here.
Actually honestly speaking, this is not really a recipe that suits me but Ed enjoys it. I am not a fan of cold drinks and so besides ice cream, I am not a big fan of eating any cold liquids. Personally I prefer Oatmeal with Apples cooked and eaten warm or room temperature. But I love making overnight oats because it is so easy and I always have fun layering it with flavours and colour.
Ed finds this more refreshing and quite refuses to touch warm oatmeal unless it is with peanut butter. (Which although tastes good, I find too sinful and rich for my breakfast unless I am going for a workout like hiking or snowboarding – meaning I only cook this because he we need calories)
Sometimes I use fresh milk, sometimes, it is soybean milk. Whatever milk we have in the fridge for that week. (We kind of alternate between buying fresh milk and drink soy milk less sugar in our bid to reduce cholesterol since we really dislike low fat milk.)
Overnight oats is something that you can prepare different flavours easily even few days in advance and slowly deplete them over the week. I have ever kept my oats in the fridge for 4 days before eating it and it tastes great!
Here is a recipe I just did for Ed last night. Feel free to use whatever fruits you have on hand. I happen to buy really yummy strawberries for my MIL’s birthday cake and dessert for dinner with friends so had some left overs.