Overnight Oats Three Ways

Prepping breakfast is something that many of us can get stuck with, especially if mornings tend to be busy. We often shovel down a bowl of cereal or rush out the door eating cold toast, only to feel hungry an hour later.

Overnight oats are a no-cook method of making porridge. You mix rolled old fashioned oats with milk, and other delicious add-ins, and let it rest in the fridge overnight. In the morning you have a pudding-like porridge that is easy for a grab and go breakfast. As the oats have spent time in the fridge soaking in the liquid, it helps to break down some of the compounds that can cause digestive issues.

There are hundreds of overnight oat recipes, but these are my favourites. They are high in protein ( which keeps you fuller for longer) , Fibre (that feeds your gut bugs and keeps you regular), antioxidants, healthy fats, minerals and complex carbohydrates.


Chocolate & Raspberry (serves 2)

·     1 cup thick cut oats

·     1 tbsp. hemp seeds

·     2/3 cup Yogurt

·     2 tbsp maple syrup

·     2 tbsp. cacao powder

·     ½ cup milk

·     2 Handful of raspberries’


Apple & Vanilla (serves 2)

·     1/2 cup thick cut oats

·     3 tbsp chia seeds

·     1 grated apple

·     2 scoop vanilla protein powder

·     2 tbsp. maple syrup

·     2/3 cup yogurt

·     ½ cup non-dairy milk


Banana Bread (serves 2)

·     2/3 cup oats

·     1 mashed banana

·     2 tbsp ground flaxseeds

·     2 scoop banana protein powder

·     ½ cup yogurt

·     ½ cup non-dairy milk

·     ¼ cup crushed walnuts

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Method

Step 1 – Before you go to bed, place all the ingredients into a bowl and mix.

Step 2 – Pop In the fridge overnight

Step 3 – Remove, give a good stir (you may want to add a drop of milk) Top with fresh fruit, a drizzle of almond butter and enjoy.

Optional add-ins/toppings: goji berries, almond butter, coconut, fresh berries, bananas, nuts, pomegranate seeds, granola, 

** You can also head the oats before adding the fresh fruit


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