Sunday, July 4, 2010

Overnight Oats and Banana Softserve

Good morning! I just finished eating my new favourite breakfast. Overnight oats.

I have always loved oatmeal, and I feel better when I eat it every morning. This does get boring though even when I make some changes every once in a while (large flakes, steel cut, quick-oats, with eggs, or with toast etc.). I was first introduced to overnight oats on Oh She Glows, one of my favourite blogs. She has a great recipe that is open for creativity. The first time I made this, I followed the recipe but without the chia seeds (I added ground flax seed instead) and I used soy milk instead of almond milk. It was very different than anything else I had eaten before but I loved it! All it takes is a little bit of planning the night before. You can make so many variations and modifications to get it to the consistency and flavour that you like. I am not so sure how it would turn out with regular milk, but it would be worth a try!

Lately I have not been adding the banana (so I only add 1/2 cup soy milk) because I have been eating my daily banana a different way. I also got this idea from OSG but I think the Choosing Raw Blog is the originator. I have been making.....Banana Soft Serve.

It could not be more simple or more delicious. For anyone who is lactose-intolerant this may just be a life altering "recipe".

Step 1. Peel, cut up, and freeze one banana...or however many servings you want to make.
Step 2. Put said banana in food processor.
Step 3. Add in fruit, cocoa, vanilla, peanut butter, or whatever your heart desires.
Step 4. Blend for 3-5 minutes until whipped.

And there you have banana soft serve. It has the consistency of frozen yogurt, without the dairy, and has a delicate banana flavour. I have been eating this with my overnight oats just like OSG. Not quite as creatively as she makes it but just as delicious I'm sure.

Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter Banana Soft Serve - 1 Banana + 1 tbsp Peanut Butter


Overnight Oats with Chocolate Banana Soft Serve - 1 Banana + 1 dash Vanilla + ~1/2 tsp Cocoa


I would also like to share some picture from the dinner party I went to the other night. It was a lot of fun and there was delicious food.

Guacamole made by Martha. It was REALLY good.


Goat Cheese Appetizer tray assembled by Meg...mmmm I LOVE goat cheese.


All the girls enjoying homemade sausage with ratatouille over whole-wheat pasta, made by Kelly...it was delicious! Oh and some wine of course.


I'm off to spend the day at the beach to enjoy this hot weather.

Bye for now!

5 comments:

  1. LOVE the overnight oats! My new morning tradition..I like it with vanilla, cinnamon and crushed raspberries. Delish!

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  2. mmm can we make some when we are here..I would love to try the banana soft serve!

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  3. For sure! I don't think I could go a whole week without overnight oats!

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  4. Tried the oats with skim milk today because I was out of soy. It was pretty good - a little more soggy I found...The soy definitely gives it a better texture, but overall still delicious!

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