Vegan Overnight Oats
When in the past I have made overnight oats, I used yoghurt, but now I have completely omitted dairy from my diet, I found myself wondering how I was going to be able to make my overnight oats just as thick and creamy as they used to be. This combination of ingredients makes an incredibly thick bowl of overnight oats, perfect as a refreshing breakfast on a Saturday morning. Plus you can change it up, just like you would with normal oatmeal and use different fruits and add different flavours too.
You will need:
2/3 cup oats
Just over 1 cup almond milk
2 tbsps ground flaxseed or chia seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
Optional 1/2 tbsp - 1 tsp of maca/lucuma/mesquite powder
Slice about 1/4 of the banana off, and put in an airtight jar in the fridge, then mash the rest of the banana roughly. Combine the oats, almond milk, flax/chia seeds, vanilla extract and mashed banana in a jar and put the lid on. Shake well, then leave to sit and thicken in the fridge overnight. In the morning, move into a bowl and top with the remaining banana and your fruit, nuts and seeds of choice, or just eat it as from the jar as breakfast on the go.
If you want to make it blueberry, raspberry or other fruit flavoured, simply use only 1/2 cup of almond milk when you soak your oats, and in the morning, mix your desired mashed/blended/grated fruit through.