Hi there. Been a while, right? I've taken a break from blogging (and if I'm honest eating healthy and regular exercise have fallen by the wayside too!) but after lunch with my lovely friend Laura yesterday where I was told off for not posting, I decided I really should get back into it! Actually, I miss it, and I miss how it does help me stay on track health wise, so it seems the sensible thing to do.
For my first post after my hiatus, I wanted to try something I've not done before: overnight oats. One of my favourite bloggers Julie at Peanut Butter Fingers raves about overnight oats, to the point where I've been wanting to try them out to see what the fuss is about! You can find out how she makes hers right here. I wanted to stick to her recipe, but I had no chia seeds, and when I went to buy Greek yogurt the shop was all out, so I had to switch things up a bit.
First thing's first, I measured out the rolled oats in a Tupperware box, and stirred in 6 ounces of the yogurt and 1/2 a cup of almond milk. I then mixed in 2 tbsp of flax seed, and remembering I had some in the cupboard, 1 tbsp of hemp seed. I'll be honest, I think it would have been better without the hemp. But it's not terrible with it, so it's fine! I popped the lid on the box and sat it in the fridge ready for breakfast this morning.
I was a bit apprehensive about eating it. Cold oats?! I love porridge, could quite happily live on it forever, but the thought of eating it cold turned my stomach a tad! I'm glad I did though. It's full of flavour, and very filling - I've only managed to eat half of it and had to put the other half back in the fridge for tomorrow.
Let me know if you try these. I think changing up the yogurt flavours and adding in fruit and nuts would be interesting. There's plenty of variations to try!