There's nothing new about overnight oats!! Soak your porridge overnight and they're nice and creamy in the morning and more digestion friendly. Right!! My friend's mom has been religiously soaking her porridge in water overnight since I was a child. So what's changed???!!
Well for one thing Instagram/Pinterest happened. All of a sudden we are seeing porridge becoming increasingly trendy, with an explosion of photos of beautiful looking overnight oats, with all sorts of fruits, seeds, exotic powders etc. Healthy eating has never been more popular especially online. When I do a search of '#overnightoats' on Instagram's public posts there are more than 318,000 post.
So basically what are these new pimped up overnight oats?? Well, there is no one recipe. You can make them with what ever combination you like. The possibilities are endless. Here's a nice and fragrant one though that I like to make, It has a tropical and fruit vibe. It has chia seeds and pumpkin seeds that will super charge your body first thing in the morning. They are a great healthy make ahead breakfast, that is also very portable. The thought of a ready made tasty breakfast already made in the fridge, might make getting out of a warm cozy bed that much easier.
- 50g of porridge oats
- 50ml of water
- 1 tbsp of chia seeds
- 1 tbsp of dessicated coconut
- 1/2 a fresh mango, cubed
- 2 tbsp of frozen raspberries
- 1 tbsp of pumpkin seeds
- Place the oats in a jar or deep glass, add the water.
- Top with the chia seeds and coconut
- Top then with the mango, raspberries and pumpkin seeds.
- Cover and allow to sit in the fridge overnight.
- I like to serve mine with a spoon of Greek yogurt, honey, and milled chia seeds.