*RWT Import* – Overnight Oats

Three recipes to choose from

Planning is key to a successful weight loss programme and that doesn’t mean just writing out a shopping list. Sometimes some foods need prepping in advance. As the name suggests Overnight Oats are made the day before and left in the fridge overnight. You can make a few in advance depending on your ingrideients.

Ovenights oats with stewed rhubarb and strawberries

There are so many different ways of making this dish from throwing all the ingredients into a blender to firing them in to a jar raw. Also, the different foods you can use can really change the consistency, thickness and enjoyment.

The most common variety I make is as follows:

– 50g Porridge Oats
– 90ml 0% Fat Greek Yogurt
– Some fruit

I know saying ‘some fruit’ is quite ambiguous but I change what I use every time I make it. The fruit used in the picture is rhubarb and strawberries which I stewed at home a day before hand. You can used tinned fruit (go for the ones in natural juices, not in syrup) or packs of the frozen berries.

The way it’s layered varies from recipe to recipe and from who makes it. My preference, as shown in the picture, is just three layers. Oats in first, then yoghurt, then the fruit. Some people do more layers and use some of the ingredients twice. It’s very much an each to their own. Try it different ways until you find the version you like.

Here’s three of my favourite recipes.

Strawberry Cheesecake

Banana Chocolate Chip

Carrot Cake

Ingredients
80ml cup 0% Fat Plain Greek yogurt
50g oats
160ml cup skimmed milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon honey
40 cup chopped fresh strawberries
50g tablespoons softened cream cheese

Ingredients
80ml cup 0% Fat Plain Greek yogurt
50g oats
160ml cup skimmed milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 ripe banana, chopped or mashed
2 tablespoons chocolate chips

Ingredients
80ml cup 0% Fat Plain Greek yogurt
50g oats
160ml cup skimmed milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoons honey
1 large carrot, peeled and shredded
2 tablespoons softened light cream cheese
40g cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Putting them together

Option One

  1. Throw all the ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until at the consistency you desire.
  3. Dish up into two jars
  4. Refrigerate over night or for at least four hours.


Option Two

  1. Throw all the ingredients in a bowl
  2. Mix by hand vigorously until everything is well mixed together.
  3. Dish up into two jars
  4. Refrigerate over night or for at least four hours.

Each recipe serves two and making these is simple and quick and they’re incredibly tasty.  I know the Carrot Cake one is high in SmartPoints but use it as a treat or use your weeklies.  It’s worth it!  Well I think it is.  Try experimenting with different flavours.  Look at the list of zero pointed stuff.  There’s so much you can do.

If you make any of these let me know what you think.  I’d be interested to hear about it and if you’ve any of your own versions.

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