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Vanilla Strawberry Overnight Oatmeal with a Twist

October 5, 2019

How would you (and your kiddos) like to have this for your brekkie? Looks like a desert right?
Actually, it’s so healthy that you might want to prepare this without the family watching!
But how do you make overnight oatmeal inspired breakfast without the oatmeal or some sort of grain? The answer might just shock you: Cauliflower.  Whaaatt?

Yes, let’s ditch the oatmeal. This versatile vegetable is a key ingredient in most of my healthy low carb swaps. I’ve therefore decided to experiment with this amazing vegetable, by even using it as an oatmeal substitute and get the best of both worlds!

If you’re feeling exhausted and fed up with the gut annoyances out there, it might be that you are eating the commercially store-bought cereals? Well, not only are these gluten infused cereals known to play havoc within the gut, causing inflammation, but they also give you that uncomfortable bloated feeling that lasts half a day if not more. Your mind goes foggy and the irritability rises as the culprit of these high gluten cereals are so infused with sugars and super high in gluten. Also, as the sugars are the fast releasing or processed type, so your body will have trouble digesting them.

Yes, we’ve all chia pudding and it is indeed delicious. But, why not explore what else we can add to the morning routine other than the usual breakfast? Perhaps you want to make your weekend breakfast exciting or even just get to grips with that simple hassle-free anytime breakfast for the busy week – especially post-workout.

I feel with cauliflower the sky is truly the limit. This delicious overnight oatmeal has become one of my favourites – plus, it is a great low sugar, grain-free alternative. The key here is to always ensure you start with your base first.

FOR THE “OATMEAL” BASE:

1 Cup Cauliflower Rice

1 Cup unsweetened Coconut milk

2 Tablespoons Chai seeds

1/2 Teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 1/2 Serving Vanilla Clean Lean Nuzest **(keep aside) (for kids version, add Nuzest Good Green stuff) Honeycomb is always a winner

FOR THE COCONUT YOGHURT LAYERINGS:

1/2 Cup plain coconut yoghurt

1 Tablespoon Strawberry Clean Lean Nuzest (Kids version, just add some macadamia nut butter)

3 Fresh Strawberries

INSTRUCTIONS

Simmer the cauliflower in coconut milk 8min prior to you scooping it out into your glass jar. I prefer not to simmer it for a little less, as it dissolves really easily, and you don’t want it to overcook. Now let it cool.

Whilst the base mix “oatmeal” is cooling, you can blend the strawberry coconut yoghurt mixture separately into your blender. If you don’t have a blender,  just add the chunks of chopped strawberries within the mix, with a few tablespoons of coconut milk to make it a bit more liquid, before layering everything.

Once you’ve done the above you can now start with the layers.

First, scoop out a layer of your “vanilla oatmeal”,  then a layer of your strawberry coconut yoghurt then another layer of oatmeal, then the last layer and some coconut yoghurt on top.

Once layerings are done, cover and keep it overnight in the fridge for the next morning!!

I prefer buying plain coconut yoghurt the natural sugarfree version, scoop whole foods have some good ones to choose from.

** PS option you can always the next morning cut some fresh strawberries or sprinkle some nuts onto the final layer before enjoying.

Charissa Areington

Charissa Areington, a Health and Wellness Coach, I am committed to supporting others in achieving their own unique potential, through finding their path to their health. This is based on their own bio-individuality. We all have our own unique ways on how to achieve a healthier, vibrant, active lifestyle. My unique approach to wellness coaching is not only looking at the fitness aspect but also the nutritional viewpoint on and off the plate, it’s the support you will get along with healthy tips and inspiration that will allow you to connect with what works for you. I love to inspire others whether being fitness or healthy living, educating and supporting clients in achieving their health goals, through simple easy accessible, lifestyle adjustments, this is key for me. Many of my recipes are naturally vegan, gluten-free, paleo or low carb, with no added refined sugars. I aim towards finding healthier alternatives when it comes to food choices with a positive benefit of crowding out those inflammatory causing foods. As a personal health guide, I aim to inspire a healthier lifestyle through good choices when it comes to finding alternatives to more wholesome foods, my recipes create an overall concept of clean eating in a unique way, adding more whole foods and superfoods into your lifestyle will naturally crowd out those high sugar, processed foods that our bodies don’t need. My aim is to share healthy alternatives and how to simply add these into your lifestyle in your own unique way, its finding what works for you. My experience in the health and wellness side started years ago, I have always been passionate about living an active healthy lifestyle, hence why I feel the need to share with others, health can be accessible, easy & convenient, it’s just finding what works for you.

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