29 May Overnight oats recipe
If you follow me on Instagram you might have noticed that I have gone slightly mad for Overnight Oats (Bircher muesli).
Oats are a great source of energy, they are absorbed and digested slowly by the body which keeps you feeling fuller for longer, they are also low GI so they do not spike your blood sugar levels. Chia seeds are amazing, they are rich in omega 3 essential fats, packed full of fibre and will also keep you full and satisfied for longer.
1 cup porridge oats
1 cup almond milk/other milks work fine
1 cup water
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 medium green apple, grated
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp linseed or flaxseed (optional)
Wash and grate the apple (skin on) and put it into a large mixing bowl with the oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, milk and water and give it a good mix.
Make sure the oats are completely covered by the liquid; add a little more water if needed.
Cover and put it in the fridge.
In the morning you will need to add some more liquid to it to loosen it, you could also add a few spoons of yoghurt.
Top with nuts, seeds, nut butters, or fruit and enjoy!
I usually make double quantities and store it in the fridge for the week.