Overnight oats are the perfect compromise when you don't want something pipping hot but you don't want it ice cold either, because they are about room temperature by the time you eat them. I simply take them out of the fridge right after I get up and by the time I have worked out, showered and made my tea they've had time to warm up a bit! Also, they are the ideal breakfast for busy days, because you can even take them with you on the train or bus if you have a trip in front of you and not that much time at home. Here's my own little version of superfood loaded overnight oats, which fill you with nutrients while filling your tummy.
Goji and Chia Seed Overnight Oats [Vegan, Raw]
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp powdered tiger nuts
- 1 tsp barley grass
- 1 pinch dried ginger
- 1 handful almonds
- 1/2 banana, sliced
- 1-2 tbsp goji berries
- 1 handful blueberries
- rice milk
- The evening before you want to eat the oats, take a little bowl and mix oats, chia seeds, tiger nuts, ginger and almonds together – add as much rice milk as you need to thoroughly soak all those ingredients.
- Let them sit for about 15 minutes and add some more rice milk, because they oats will have soaked up a lot more moisture and also the chia seeds will have started to gel up.
- Now you have two options: a) Put a lid on the bowl or put this mixture in a jar and put it in the fridge as it is and add the barley grass, blueberries, banana and goji berries in the morning. b) Add 1/2 of the oats in a jar, mix the barley grass powder in with most the leftover oats and create a little nice layering effect. You can also add the fruits in if you want.
I usually soak my goji berries in some water as well, I prefer their taste and texture better this way. I simply put them in their own little container and add them in the next morning.