Sunday, June 24th

 

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Make breakfast for a week all at once?! Now there is no excuse for skipping this all-important meal!

This healthy ‘all in one’ breakfast is made in a big batch ahead of time. It is basically oatmeal that you don’t have to cook at all and is eaten chilled. This is the most convenient whole food breakfast, and the added bonus? No added sugar! The cinnamon helps balance blood sugar too, keeping you on an even keel, and even preventing sugar cravings later in the day.  This recipe is customizable, so you can choose your favourite flavour combination by adding different dried fruits, nuts and seeds.

I divide this recipe into 6 500ml (pint) mason jars for quick breakfast that I can take with me.

Fun fermentation fact:

This recipe is fermented using the good bacteria in yogurt (or kefir, or coconut yogurt). By fermenting the mixture overnight (on the counter), the oats start breaking down; essentially pre-digesting themselves so that your digestive system has an easy time getting you the energy from the food! Phytic acid is reduced (compared to just raw oats, and even compared to cooking oats), which permits us to absorb more minerals.


 

Overnight Oats

~Aka Bircher Musli~

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

Slow cooking oats 2 cups
Chopped nuts of your choice ½ cup
Seeds (sesame, sunflower, pumpkin…) ½ cup
 Hemp hearts and/or chia seeds ½ cup
Dried unsweetened desiccated  coconut, optional ½ cup
1 cup dried fruit, like cranberries, raisins, currants, berries… 1 cup
Plain, full fat probiotic yogurt, milk kefir or coconut yogurt 1 cup
Pure water 3 cups
Cinnamon 1 tsp
Cardamom (seed powder), optional ¾ tsp
Sweet apples or pears, grated on box grater coarsely 2

Directions:

  • In a large (at least 2 liter) container or bowl, mix all ingredients until moist.
  • Split the portions into 6 500ml mason jars for quick breakfast-to-go. You can put the lids on, but don’t seal tight until they go in the fridge.
  • Let sit on counter overnight or for about 8 hours.
  • You can enjoy it as is right away and then refrigerate and continue eating through the busy week.

Top with fresh berries if you like

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