Monday, 6 July 2015

When I want oats... but not hot.

Yesterday morning I woke up (clap on the back Steph) jumped out of bed, checked the time.... and realised that it was only 5:30am.

Of course, any sane person would rug back up in the warmth of their bed and shut their eyes for another blissful hour or so and sometimes I would do just that.

But I was WIDE awake! Like buzzing with energy and there was no way my body was lying back down into the stillness of sleep.

So, naturally, I didn't. Instead I decided to burn off some energy on the treadmill (it was a lovely cold and rainy day yesterday... so I wasn't keen on running outside).

30 minutes later with legs like jelly after a little speed run, I could feel the stomach rumbling! I knew what I wanted; oats. I knew what I didn't want; something hot. I knew what I didn't do last night; prepare cold overnight oats. I knew that wasn't going to stop me.
Ingredients at the ready!
Into a bowl I mashed 3/4 of a banana (ate the other 1/4 because I was hungry)
I then added in a teaspoon of cinnamon and a heaped tablespoon of raw cacao powder:
Next into the bowl of goodies went three big spoons of greek yoghurt and a sprinkling of chia seeds:
Mix-y mix:
This here, my friends, is the ultimate 2-minute whip together chocolate mousse. Take a minute here and taste-test. Actually, maybe don't... one taste test may not be enough!
Seriously though, this mousse is the perfect texture, sweetness and it's chocolate so...
Ok, back to the oats!
Add em' in! (around 2 big handfuls)
Along with 1/4 cup almond milk (or any milk) and stir to combine:
Either leave to thicken in the bowl or tranfer to an almost empty jar of nut butter :)
This was my home-made cashew butter. It was a bit crumbling and because the oats are cold they wouldn't melt the nut butter, so instead I simply added it straight into the mix for even distribution:
Pop into jar:
And leave to sit in the fridge/ freezer (I chose freezer because I wanted mine extra chilly).
 Around 30 minutes later and your oats should be fairly thick and delicious (overnight is definitely preferable ;)
 Chocolate mousse-y goodness
 So I guess you could say these are over-30-min oats instead of over-night. Ahh well, they were tasty perfect fuel for the day!

Your turn:
Do you ever wake up full of life way too early in the morning so just decide to get up?
Do you ever make overnight oats in the morning?
Favourite add-ins for overnight oats?

That's all from me this terrific Tuesday. Have yourself a wonderful day, acknowledge all the amazing things that happen (no matter how small) and as always, eat something delicious! Bye for now friends!!


  1. This looks delicious..yummmmm

    1. Thanks it was pretty good!
      Steph 2 chef xx

  2. Also to add to above comment.. Just wanted to let you kano that I love your blog.
    The recepies.. your take on nutrition.. Keep it going girl

    1. Anonymous,
      Thank you so much for your comment, you don't know how much kind words like yours mean to me! Sometimes I second guess why I keep the blog going but it's people like you that keep me writing! Have a great day :)
      Steph 2 chef xx


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