Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. I try to pack as much nutrients in it as I possibly can. Just in case I get caught up during the day and don’t get the chance to plan the rest of my meals properly. So here is my Ultimate Overnight Oats that is a staple in the house. I have a Huge jar of this mix in the freezer at all times. Why freezer? you might ask, because I add loads of seeds, nuts, and dried fruit in it, and as you know those are best kept in the freezer. Who wants a bite of a stale nut in the morning?! lol
Pretty much every ingredient in this list is optional. You can omit or substitute any of them. I always try to maximize nutritional value of my meals. So with these ingredients in the mix your breakfast will become a great source of daily requirements of healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, proteins, omega 3, dietary fiber and other nutrients and minerals. Not to mention the deliciousness of it…!
You can soak this mix in any plant milk (almond, soy, rice, oat, hazelnut) or even water. If I soak it in water I usually add a spoon of nut butter in the morning for extra creamy texture and flavor .
You can prepare it few days in advance. (If you’re forgetful and want to avoid disappointment in the morning…)lol. Soak it in few small jars or one large whatever’s more convenient. It lasts up to 4, 5 days in the fridge.
If you have a little extra time in the morning you can take your overnight oats to a next level. Add orange or lemon zest, spice it up with either nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, pumpkin spice. Sweeten with maple, brown rice or date syrup. Load it with any fresh seasonal fruits and berries and dig in!!!
- 4 c. Oats
- 1/4c sun flower seeds
- 1/4c pumpkin seeds
- 2 tbs sesame seeds
- 1/4c shredded coconut or coconut flakes
- 2 tbs chia
- 1/4 cup wheat germ
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or any other nuts
- 1/4 cup ground flax seed
- 1/2 cup dark raisins or dried cherry
- 1/2 cup cranberry or other dried fruit
- 1/4 cup hemp seed
- Cinnamon or nutmeg to taste (optional)
You can toast your nuts and seeds or keep it raw for the maximum nutritional benefits. This keeps really well and long and will serve you and your family for many days. If you like to add a little crunch, like I do, top it with this Healthy Delicious Granola
Victoria Diachkova holds a Plant Based Nutrition Certificate from Collin Campbell Institute for Nutritional Studies. She is a Health Coach and a plant based lifestyle blogger based in Cairo, Egypt. She is also a recipe and menu consultant and shares all her kitchen works on her blog Sincerely V. Victoria is currently taking Food Over Medicine Course developed and led by Dr. Pamela Popper. Her culinary goal is to use primarily local, easily available and accessible ingredients to create healthy, nutritious, easy, quick and delicious meals.
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