Tuesday 2 February 2016

Overnight 'Breakfast' Oats

Hi everyone :)

I hope you all had a good weekend? I was off Saturday and spent the day relaxing and playing my PlayStation. Sunday I had to work this weekend but I'm not complaining as I need some overtime as last month was lacking.

Today's post is all about 'Breakfast Oats' - I'm 'trying' to eat healthier and it's going okay so far and the beauty about this breakfast is that you can add, change, remove the ingredients and generally just play around with them to keep it exciting - I'll explain shortly.

Firstly oats are a great source of fibre and protein and it's also low in fat. It also makes you feel fuller for longer meaning you're less likely to snack on crisps or chocolate. They also taste great - this comes from the roasting process which gives them their rich nutty taste and smell.

Before I list the ingredients I will say that this is my version of 'breakfast oats' as I said you can add/change/remove ingredients so perhaps if you don't like whole cow milk, you could use almond milk or coconut milk, or maybe you don't like apple so you just add extra raspberries and so on ... the combinations are endless. Also note there are only rough quantities because it's just a guessing game and how hungry you think you will be ...

A jar (I got mine from IKEA)
Oats (I got the jumbo oats)
Natural yoghurt (I used yeo valley)
Apples (I use red delicious or granny smith)
Whole cow milk

1. Get your jar and open the lid. Add oats to the bottom (roughly I used about 2 handfuls)

2. Add half a tablespoon of cinnamon (or if you like cinnamon a full tablespoon).

3. Grate the apple with a hand grater or if you have a blender use the grater attachment (roughly I used 2 apples) and add to the jar on top of the oats and cinnamon.

4. Add 2 tablespoons of natural yoghurt.

5. Throw some raspberries on top (and/or some blueberries if you want too).

6. Top of the jar with whole cow milk until everything is covered. 

7. Pop in the fridge overnight and take to work (or eat at home) in the morning.

Let me know what you think in the comments below and what would you put in your jar? 

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