Overnight Oats with Coconut Milk! Creamy, delicious and dairy free! A delicious way to start you day!
Kickstart your morning with a bowl of overnight oats with coconut milk!
Starting your morning with a bowl of creamy overnight oats with coconut milk is a great way to start it! Overnight oats are perfect to make for those who are tired in the morning and cannot be asked to make breakfast in the morning, as you prepare the oats the night before. Over night the oats will soak up all the liquids and it becomes a porridges that’s creamier than its cooked counterpart!
Another great thing with overnight oats is that it’s a breakfast you can have on the go! Make it in a mason jar and in the morning you can add a handful of berries and nuts and you’re good to go! Don’t forget a spoon though!
Overnight oats with coconut milk – Nutrition breakdown
Other than tasting amazing, these overnight oats with coconut milk are also good for you and a perfect way to start your day with!
One bowl of these overnight oats will provide you with
- Beta-glucans – Oats contain a special fibre called beta-glucans, which can lower cholesterol and stabilise your blood sugar levels! These beta-glucans kind of work like a sponge and sucks all cholesterol into it. Beta-glucans can also help to balance blood sugar levels and keep your energy levels balanced!
- Magnesium – A mineral that can promote relaxation, and is participating in over 300 reactions in the body! It’s essential for a healthy nervous system and for muscle function.
- Iron – Oats are a great source of iron! Iron is a part of hemoglobin, which is a red blood cell which transports oxygen to the cells in the body. The iron found in oats are non-heme, which is not absorbed as well as heme iron, hence it’s important to consume vitamin C together with this type of iron to improve absorption. fruit or berries are generally a good source of vitamin C and both raspberries and pomegranate contains vitamin C.
- Thiamin – Vitamin B1 is important for a healthy nervous system and the metabolism of carbohydrates in the body.
These overnight oats with coconut milk are great together with fresh berries such as raspberries, pomegranate and maybe a handful of nuts or shaved coconut.
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Overnight Oats with Coconut Milk
- 40 g oats (use certified GF for a GF version)
- 50 ml full fat coconut milk
- 150 ml water
- 1/4 tsp vanilla (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Serve with your choice of topping, e.g, raspberries, pomegranate, bananas, pineapple.
- If short on time, 2 h soaking time should suffice.
- Use GF oats if you're celiac or gluten sensitive.