To Figilicious Overnight Oats

Fig obsession continues post vacation. I have already eaten about a half kilo in two days – and I just can’t stop. I want them for all my snacks and incorporated into all my meals and I just want them. I really do. I just want to gobble all of them up that I see. Completely and utterly unable to practice self-constraint around these bad boys. All I can say is at least they are a fruit – if they were in the abur cubur (junk food in Turkish) family well I would be a little SOL now wouldn’t I? But they aren’t so I am gonna continue to enjoy them with no shame.

Gettin’ Figgy with it – nah nah nah nah nanah nahhhh

Ok recipe time. Tweaked a bit from my basic overnight oats recipe.

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp. Chia Seeds

2 Tbsp. Ground Flax

1/4 cup oats

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup water

cinnamon

the pulp of 3 big fresh refrigerated figs (the green ones – nom nom nom)

maple syrup

Directions:

Mix all of the ingredients except the maple syrup together and put in the fridge overnight. In the morning drizzle with syrup and nuts if you have them (I recommend pecans but I didn’t have any – all I have right now are pistachios and well I was digging that combo).

Dive in and enjoy all the figginess. May actually have to up it to the pulp of 4 figs next time….

and I will also have to work on the presentation of this fine breakfast because it doesn’t look nearly as appetizing as it tastes…aka reason for my decision to not include a picture.

Instead I will leave you with some interesting facts about the fabulous fig

– Top three producers are Turkey (woot woot), Greece and California

– Figs were one of the first fruits ever cultivated

– Figs are a fiber source

– Figs contain good levels of potassium, magnesium, iron, copper and manganese

– Dried figs are a great source of calcium (250mg per 100g as opposed to milk at just 118mg)

Cheers from the #1 fig producer

n

 

To Strawberry Shortcake Vegan Overnight Oats

One of the best ways to incorporate strawberries into your breakfast.

These oats will be sure to put a little hip into your step – I may or may not have wanted to and or did skip to work for a little stretch (way hard with a backpack too…)

Ingredients:

1/3 cup old fashion oats

1/2 cup almond milk

1 tbsp. ground flax seed

1 tbsp. chia seeds

1/2 cup strawberries, sliced

Cinnamon

Coconut (topping)

Honey (topping)

Directions:

Mix the oats, milk, cinnamon, flax and chia seeds together with a whisk, stir in the strawberries and put in the fridge to chill overnight.

In the morning top with coconut and or honey

Cheers

n

Peach Cobbler Vegan Over Night Oats

When choosing my fruit to take with me tomorrow (aka last night – hmmm how do I phrase this) I grabbed for my peach, but realized she was just a bit too ripe and wouldn’t last in my bag so I thought, why not incorporate into my breakfast. Seeing as I am on an overnight oats kick I decided to give peach in my vegan over night oats a go and well peach vegan over night oats doesn’t sound nearly as fancy as peach cobbler vegan over night oats, thus reason for name sprucing. This is a keeper – the overnight oats just get better and better every time.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup oats

1/2 cup almond milk (I reduced the milk further from the past two recipes to see if I like even thicker better – and I do)

1 Tbsp. Chia Seeds

1 Tbsp. Ground Flax

1 Tsp. Cinnamon

dash of Nutmeg

Topping: shredded unsweetened coconut and honey

Directions:

Whisk the oats, milk, chia seeds, ground flax, cinnamon and nutmeg together, stir in the peaches. Refrigerate overnight

In the morning top with coconut (1 Tbsp) and honey (a nice drizzle) and then dig in

I’m hoping it wards off the soreness I already feel in my legs from my morning workout – darn you lunges and squats…

Cheers

n

To Triple Berry Banana Vegan Overnight Oats

More overnight oats. They were just so good for breakfast yesterday that I knew they would be a great way to fuel up before piyo and my run this morning. This combination was delicious – but then again what with berries isn’t delicious? Rhetorical question I assume everyone says yes…

Continuation of last night with needing to use up my berries I figured I could use the the first recipe for overnight oats that I tried as a base for this one (I decreased the amount of milk though because I wanted to see if the texture would get thicker this way and it did – a texture I like even more) (:

You can make yours one berry, two berry, red berry, blueberry….Dr. Seuss – anybody?

But really, mix-in whatever berries you have on hand and it will be delicious!

Ingredients:

1/3 Cup Oats (old-fashion)

3/4 Cup Soy Milk

1 Banana (sliced)

2 Tbsp. Chia Seeds

1/4 Tsp. vanilla

1/2 cup berries (I used 1/3 cup mixture of blueberries and blackberries and then added three sliced strawberries)

morning mix-ins: honey, maple syrup, cinnamon, agave nectar, pecans, walnuts, other nuts –> top to your liking! (I used maple syrup and cinnamon)

 

Directions:

Mix dry ingredients with whisk. Add in milk and vanilla, mix well – stir in fruit.

Put in fridge overnight (covered or uncovered)

Cheers to a Happy Healthy Saturday

n

To Carob Banana Chia Vegan Overnight Oats

Yahoo! I have officially made my first overnight oats! And posted two vegan recipes in a row! AND two oatmeal recipes! Dang – I’m on a roll (:

Maybe not the most appetizing looking but they really are delish – I promise.

Thanks to Oh She Glows for providing so many overnight oats recipes to finally convince me that I had to try some. There is quite a long list of flavor combinations for overnight oats and as I really liked them and they are healthy too, I will probably be sharing with you more of the recipes I try! Let me know if you know of other good sources for overnight oats (:

After my morning run these hit the spot (remember this is coming from a gal who is not a big oatmeal fan). Not to mention the morning preparation is nada…well open drawer grab spoon, open fridge grab oats, jam spoon in oats, jam spoon in mouth and repeat the latter two steps until you have an empty bowl – then wash. You will be all powered up for the day!

Ingredients: (1 serving)

1 cup Almond milk (or your choice)

1/3 cup regular oats

1 tbsp carob powder (I buy it at bulk Barn)

2 tbsp chia seeds

Tiny pinch of kosher salt

1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

1-2 tbsp pecans

1 ripe banana, chopped

Maple syrup to drizzle, to taste (optional)

Directions:

Mix the dry ingredients (oats, carob powder, chia seeds, optional walnuts, salt) in a medium sized bowl with a whisk.

Now pour in the milk and pure vanilla extract, Whisk well until all clumps are gone. Finally, Stir in the chopped ripe banana.

Place in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight. You can cover it, or leave it under covered. When ready, give it a good stir and enjoy. Drizzle a bit of maple syrup on top if you wish! I also put a bit of cinnamon on top mmmhhhhmmm – back to eating it (:

Cheers

n