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Recipe

Overnight apple oats

Oats are the perfect way to start the day – they’re super-nutritious while also being a slow-release carbohydrate to sustain you throughout the morning. Plus, this overnight apple oats recipe is so delicious!

By Nici Wickes
  • 5 mins preparation plus overnight refrigeration
  • Serves 2 - 4
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup long thread coconut (or 1/4 cup desiccated)
  • 1/4 cup good-quality, pure apple juice
  • 1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk, ie almond or coconut milk
  • 2 apples (1 grated, 1 sliced), I use Pink Lady or Fuji as they don't brown easily
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, roasted
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • honey, for drizzling

Method

  • 1
    In a bowl, mix together the oats, chia seeds and coconut. Pour over the apple juice and milk, giving it a good stir. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • 2
    To serve, spoon the oats into bowls, mix in the grated apple, then top with the sliced apple, pumpkin seeds and blueberries. Enjoy with a drizzle of honey.

Notes

For good gut and overall health, we should aim to eat at least 20g of fibre per day. But what does this look like? Well, a 1/2 cup of oats will provide nearly 10g; a decent-sized apple 5g; 1 tbsp of chia seeds is also 5g; and the pumpkin seeds and blueberries are an added bonus! This recipe keeps well for about 4-5 days.

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