Spiced Orange + Cranberry Overnight Oats
Updated: Sep 19, 2020
I think we’ve all got the gist that I’m a bit obsessed with oats. They’re just so versatile – porridge, pancakes, cookies, muffins… sweet/savoury? So many options!
Oats are a great option for breakfast. The soluble fibre (beta-glucans) present helps balance our blood glucose, helps keep us fuller for longer and allows our gut bugs to thrive. Research shows the ability beta-glucans have for lowering LDL ‘bad’ cholesterol levels, too, which in turn may reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease.
Here’s a quick overnight oats recipe that you can throw together in no time and pop in the fridge ready for the following morning. Feel free to triple/quadruple the recipe for meal prepping.
A comforting winter breakfast – like Christmas in a bowl!
Ingredients (for 1):
50g organic oats
2 tsp chia seeds
180ml milk of choice (roughly) to desired consistency
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp mixed spice
1/2 fresh small orange (juice only)
2 tsp orange zest
1 tbsp natural yoghurt
2 tsp dried, unsweetened cranberries
2 tsp pumpkin seeds
1 scoop protein powder/collagen peptides (optional)
In a bowl, add the oats, and cover with milk/water to your desired consistency (bearing in mind a lot of the water will be absorbed by the oats) then stir in the chia seeds and protein if using.
Add the spices, squeeze in the juice of half a fresh orange, 1 tsp orange zest and mix well.
Scatter the cranberries and pumpkin seeds on top with a dollop of natural yoghurt/DF alternative and an extra tsp of orange zest for added zing!
Cover the bowl and store in the fridge overnight for the flavours to deepen and the oats to thicken up.
Grab from the fridge and tuck into your festive brekkie in the morning.