This makes oats so much creamier and thicker and you can make it in a box to grab and eat on the go on a busy morning.
- Put a you-sized portion of oats in a bowl or tupperware container (remember they will expand overnight), pour your choice of milk (even water works) over the oats and leave in the fridge. This is one of the best recipes to experiment with – I like to add some greek yoghurt, almond milk, Chia seeds, nuts and dried fruit, but why not try them with peanut butter and cocoa powder, or maple syrup and blueberries. Let me know what your favourite combos are!
Porridge – with toppings
There’s no reason why you can’t make porridge from your overnight oats – I just like to eat my overnight oats cold, but soaking your oats in your choice of milk overnight will still make them more creamy.
- Heat up required amount of oats and milk in a saucepan and stir until smooth and creamy. If you need measurements, I would suggest 50g dried oats to about 300ml milk, but everyone is different, so if you havent made porridge before, experiment to see how you like it.
- Toppings are the best part of porridge. One of my favourites is peanut butter, bananas and desicated coconut. If you’re trying to add in more greens to your life, why not substitue some of the oats for grated courgette – trust me, it works!
I do mine in a frying pan, its much quicker to cook.
- Beat your eggs in a bowl (I would go with 2 per person) and add a touch of milk. Meanwhile, melt some butter in a pan (Im a huge fan of coconut oil and other healthier alternatives to cooking fat, but I like my eggs cooked in butter). Pour the eggs into the frying pan and stir until they are the right consistency for you – I like mine slightly more gooey than rubbery.
This is great on its own, with maple syrup drizzled over the top, or as part of a fry up.
- Coat a piece of bread in beaten egg and fry in a small amount of butter or cooking oil of your choice. Fry on both sides until the egg is cooked and tuck in. A drizzle of maple syrup or a slither of marmite always goes down well in my house 🙂
Mango and Banana smoothie
The hardest part of this is peeling and chopping the mango. Does anyone else suck the pip afterwards to get the last bits of juice out?!
- Blend one banana (I like mine to be frozen to give a more milkshake like consistency, but it works with a fresh banana too) and one mango.
- Blend with around 400ml orange juice