does the world need another overnight oats recipe? the answer is no. But also, who cares.
Here’s the thing. I don’t particularly love oats. Do I even like the little things at all? Probably not that much, but I’m technically a grownup, and grownups sometimes eat things they don’t really want to eat because they’re supposed to be good for you or they keep you forever young bla bla. Looking forever young is one of pillars of adulthood and one of the first things you learn as a new member of the group. So eating oats on a daily basis because they’re healthy and high in fiber is so easy – and the least I can do in order to keep my title.
Now here’s a little life hack. Making overnight oats is actually genius. It takes maybe 5 minutes to put the whole thing together and then you have enough supply to last you an entire week. A whole entire week! I was reluctant to try for a long time, convinced it was taking things too far and that I wouldn’t be able to go through an entire week of oats, but the thing is it actually tastes good, so once again I was wrong about things I thought I was so right about.
Anyway I digress. Let me point out though, that the oats here is just the beginning. The point actually, is to add as many superfoods as you can possibly think of, and then my friend, the sky is the limit. A few tips though:
make sure to use old-fashioned oats, they work so much better than quick oats. It’s all about the texture!
milk alternatives work better than regular milk – coconut and oat milk are my favourites – honestly, so creamy!!
if you want to elevate the experience, top it off with some homemade jam – raspberry is my all time favourite. It’s absolutely worth it. Trust me.
I think that’s it. For this little version of overnight oats we’re going with some chia seeds, pumpkin seeds for some crunchiness and texture, and maple syrup and vanilla for flavour. I also like to sprinkle some hemp seeds on top – because again, healthy – but you can add it to the oats mixture instead, if you’re feeling frisky.
Here’s the recipe: in a large bowl combine all the ingredients (above) and mix until combined. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. Toppings can be added the night before or immediately before serving. Thin with a little more milk, if desired.
And that’s it! Pretty straight forward, isn’t it? Being healthy and young-looking has never felt so effortless.