“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” - I’m sure all of you are familiar with this sentence. Being a “breakfast person”, i always need to have my breakfast before i leave the house. Be it 2 slices of bread or a bowl of oats, as long as there’s something going in, my body is satisfied. This is what keeps me going. Without breakfast, i get very tired easily and i hate feeling so sluggish. As students or working adults, we have all slept through our alarms. Sometimes you’ll even feel that toasting those slices of bread right even of you is impossible. Once you jump out of bed, you are out of the door within 15 minutes flat. This is when overnight oats are your life saviours!
I always prep my overnight oats on sunday night. Usually i’ll prep for Monday to Wednesday and make ‘fresh jars’ on Wednesday night for Thursday and Fridays. In my new video, i showed you 3 different dairy-free overnight oats recipe that i enjoy. For the longest time i’ve been trying to find alternatives in replacement of greek yogurt (i can’t take dairy) for my overnight jars. “Use nut milk then” is what most of you would say to me right? But nut milk here in Singapore is crazily priced. I found that all i need is trust O’ coconut water and i get the most delicious tasting overnight oats.
Follow what i do in my video and when you’re ready to eat it in the morning, simply stir and mix everything together. You’ll find that the chia seeds has absorbed most of the water and it becomes a jelly-like texture. The honey gives your oats a sweeter taste. For those of you dislike the bland taste of oats, sweeten it up with honey. It makes a lot of difference. My dad loves putting honey into his oats as well.
Of course you can add whatever fruit toppings you desire. As long as you have the base ingredients - oats, chia seeds, honey and coconut water! Tip: Chia seeds are cheaper from iherb so i recommended my lovely Singaporeans to get yours from there instead of the local supermarkets. It’s usually $15 for 454g. In Fairprice or cold storage, it’s double nearly triple the price… i know right… Do use my discount code (at the left side of this page, under my blogger profile) if you were to purchase anything from iherb!
Here's the ingredient list for the recipes shown in my video:
Berrylicious Overnight Oats 2 Tbs Instant Oats 1 Tbs Chia Seeds 1 Tbs Honey/Maple Syrup/Agave 1 Cup Coconut Water 4-5 Strawberries Handful of Blueberries
Apple Pie Overnight Oats 2 Tbs Instant Oats 1 Tbs Chia Seeds 1/2 - 1 Tsp Cinnamon 1 Tbs Honey/Maple Syrup/Agave 1 Cup Coconut Water 1 Apple, diced (Doesn’t matter which colour - your choice)
Summer Fusion Overnight Oats 2 Tbs Instant Oats 1 Tbs Chia Seeds 1 Tbs Honey/Maple Syrup/Agave 1 Cup Coconut Water 1/2 Dragon Fruit, diced 1 Kiwi, diced
Psst: Kiwi and bananas are a great combo too!