Overnight oats with goji berries, cranberry, banana, apple and pumpkin seeds

It’s a bit of a mouthful, I’ll give you that. And to be honest you can top your overnight oats with whatever you want but this plentiful combination is my favourite for energy and taste at the beginning of a busy day. If you’ve never tried making overnight oats before give the below recipe a quick read through and I guarantee after whipping it up a couple of times on a Sunday night and enjoying a healthy, filling breakfast every week day you’ll wonder why you haven’t been doing this all along. Enjoy!

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Makes enough for 4/5 breakfasts

You’ll need:

9 tablespoons oats (I use the cheap supermarket own ones)

6 teaspoons chia seeds

12 tablespoons almond milk

6 tablespoons Greek yoghurt (or use coconut yoghurt and skip the coconut oil)

2 teaspoons coconut oil

Then top with an assortment of:

Goji berries

Dried cranberry

Sunflower seeds

Pumpkin seeds

Granola (I love love love the berry ones for this)

Maple syrup / honey

Grated apple

Banana

Mango

Berries

To make:

Put your oats, chia seeds, almond milk, yoghurt (and coconut oil if you’re using it) in to aΒ seal-able jar (Kilner are my go-to) and give it a good mix. When everything is combined pop the lid on and leave in the fridge overnight or for a minimum of four hours. Make sure your jar is big enough to leave a little ‘breathing room’ at the top as the oats and chia seeds do expand a little.

The next day when you’re ready to eat your oats give them a good stir, take out enough for your breakfast and a splash of almond milk and top with your favourite ingredients. I like to mash in soft fruit like the banana and grated apple or mango and top with the dried stuff and seeds. But that’s just me! Drizzle with honey or a little maple syrup if you need added sweetness (try it first, you probably don’t!) and tuck in.

Pop the remainder back in the fridge ready to top with your favourite toppers tomorrow. Don’t worry this lasts well, I keep mine in the fridge for about a week and it’s fine.

Let me know what you think πŸ™‚

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