Overnight Oats are one of my absolute favourite, simple breakfasts when I’m in a rush to get out the house. They take around 5 minutes to make the evening before, and then you can actually sit down and enjoy your breakfast the next morning knowing you don’t have to rush around to make a healthy, nutritious meal. As a dancer, training early mornings, this is a great breakfast to take on the go, you just need a glass jar and a lid – and you’re good to go! I also love this as a fuelling snack before a performance, as it’s full of sustaining complex carbohydrates which release slowly into the blood stream giving you a wealth of sustained energy. Oats also contain the alkaloid gramine, which is a natural sedative. This can help treat anxiety, depression and insomnia naturally without any side effects. Perfect for me pre-performance, but this can also benefit anyone with excessive nerves or anxiety!
The blueberry cashew cream is just so delicious and gives it the perfect creaminess, which compliments the oats so well. Again this is packed with nutrition and bursting with antioxidants, fibre and plant protein. I love this combination, and I promise it is well worth the five minutes you’ll spend the night before.
1/2 banana mashed
1/2 cup oats
1/4 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon flaxseeds
1/2 banana (frozen if possible)
1/2 cup blueberries
1 medjool date
2 tablespoons cashew nuts
2-4 tablespoons of water/ dairy-free milk
For the oat mixture, mix all ingredients together in a bowl, make sure the banana is mashed before you add it!
For the creamy topping add all ingredients to your blender and simply blend until totally smooth. add the oats to the bottom of a jar, or glass and top with the cream. Leave in the fridge overnight and enjoy in the morning.