Overnight Soaked Oats
Overnight soaked oats is a brilliant way to start the day. I love the creamy taste of it and it’s great to eat in the summer months if you love your porridge but prefer it cold rather than steaming hot.
I always make a double portion so that Little J and I can enjoy a big bowlful in the morning. We both like to add any combination of nuts, seeds and fruit and he often has his with a drizzle of honey. It’s great seeing Little J’s empty bowl knowing he will have lots of healthy energy to get him through the morning.
I found this soaked oats recipe particularly useful in the weeks leading up to my Olympic triathlon. The training was hard going and I would enjoy a big, hearty bowl for breakfast to give me the energy I needed. Then, on occasions, I would scoff a second bowl when I arrived back home following a hard cycle session. I was so ravenous that the soaked oats really satisfied my hungry tummy in a healthy and nutritious way rather than resorting to manufactured sports gels and powders.
For this particular recipe, I made it with organic, gluten free oats soaked in almond milk and served chilled with chia seeds, goji berries, blueberries and sliced bananas. You could also try grating an apple or use oat milk as an alternative.
Most of the preparation for these soaked oats can be done the night before which saves valuable time in the morning when it can be a bit hectic. You could even save a portion, pour the oats in a plastic sealed container and take it to work for munching at your desk.
It is such a versatile recipe, very easy to make and utterly yum-tastic!
Gluten free. Dairy free. Soya free.
- 50g gluten free, organic oats
- Almond milk
- Your chosen toppings
- The night before, measure out 50g of oats and pour into a bowl.
- Pour enough almond milk to soak the oats.
- Mix it all up, cover and pop in the fridge overnight.
- In the morning, sprinkle the oats with your toppings and bobs your uncle!
The best and most delicious way to start the day!
HAVE A HAPPY TUMMY DAY ?