NO-COOK SUMMER BREAKFAST
Overnight oats are a healthy and nourishing breakfast you can prepare for a busy week ahead. Not only do they add a little extra plant-based protein to your diet, but they will keep your stomach filled for a longer period of time due to their high fiber content.
They can be eaten in many different ways, making them a versatile breakfast option. For a delicious and a satisfying breakfast, add some peanut butter, banana, maple syrup, fresh or frozen fruit, peanut butter, cacao powder, spices.
Blue Spirulina Overnight Oats are healthy and nutritious, high in fiber, low in fat, vegan (dairy-free), gluten-free, and soy-free. Plus, you’ll need less than 10 minutes to make it (if you don’t count soaking oats).
MEET THE INGREDIENTS
- Rolled oats – always make sure to buy certified gluten-free rolled oats to avoid possible cross-contamination.
- Rice milk
- Frozen bananas (check How to freeze bananas)
- Coconut cream (see Note on coconut cream)
- Blue spirulina powder
- Coconut yogurt
OATS AND A GLUTEN-FREE DIET
Most people with coeliac disease or gluten intolerance can tolerate gluten-free oats with no problems. However, a small percentage of people may still react to avenin – a protein in oats similar to gluten. For these people, even certified gluten-free oats may be unsafe. If you develop any new symptoms after adding gluten-free oats to your diet, it’s best if you talk to your dietitian or a doctor.
Another problem can be cross-contamination. Even though oats are naturally gluten-free, they are often contaminated with gluten because they may be processed in the same facilities as gluten-containing grains like wheat, rye, and barley. Therefore, if you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, always make sure your oats are certified gluten-free to avoid any cross-contamination issues.
WHAT IS BLUE SPIRULINA?
Blue spirulina, also called Blue Majik, is a blue pigment derived from blue-green algae. Phycocyanin is a pigment that gives spirulina (which is a deep green) a slightly bluish hue.
This 100 % natural food coloring is very mild in flavor, almost flavorless. It’s perfect for coloring raw cakes, smoothies, lattes, noodles, rice, and more.
Just add a teaspoon of this amazing powder to your smoothie and it will magically turn blue.
For more information on natural food colorings, check out Color Me Naturally.
HOW TO MAKE BLUE SPIRULINA OVERNIGHT OATS
NOTE: To make overnight oats, it’s ideal to soak them in plant-based milk overnight, or at least for a couple of hours. The soaking process reduces the level of phytic acid which can inhibit the proper absorption of minerals link zinc and iron. By soaking them, your body will absorb the nutrients much better.
Soak rolled oats in rice milk overnight.
In the morning, place overnight oats into a high-speed blender. Add frozen bananas, coconut cream, and 1 teaspoon blue spirulina. Blend briefly until smooth and creamy.
Serve in jars, top with coconut yogurt and blueberries.
TIPS AND HOW-TOS
Rice milk: You can use other plant-based milk like almond, oat, or soy.
Coconut cream: Chill full-fat canned coconut milk in the refrigerator overnight so that you can easily separate cream from the liquid. The cream should be firm enough so that you can scoop it out with a spoon.
HOW TO FREEZE RIPE BANANAS
Bananas are best frozen when they’re ripe or slightly overripe (spotty). Here is how to do it:
- To freeze banana slices, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Peel your bananas and cut into 1.5 – 2 cm thick slices.
- Arrange them in a single layer on the baking sheet and freeze until the bananas are solid, for about 2 hours.
- Once frozen, peel the banana slices off of the parchment paper, and place them in a freezer-safe container.
- Put them back into the freezer until ready to use.
- Make sure you seal the container properly to prevent them from turning brown.
- Store bananas in the freezer for up to 3 months.
BLUE SPIRULINA OVERNIGHT OATS ARE:
- Quick and easy to make
- Nutritious and filling
- High in fiber
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Blue Spirulina Overnight Oats
- Soak rolled oats in rice milk overnight.
- In the morning, place overnight oats into a high-speed blender. Add frozen bananas, coconut cream, and 1 teaspoon blue spirulina.
- Blend briefly until smooth and creamy.
- Serve in jars, top with coconut yogurt and blueberries.
* The nutritional information provided is calculated automatically and should be used as an estimate.