Mango and Passion Fruit Overnight Oats
Now that the new term has started, I wanted to create a few recipes that will help you to keep healthy amidst the chaos. It can be really difficult to get back into the swing of things and the changes can be enough to totally throw you off all your hard work creating healthy habits. For some of you, you might not have formed the habits yet and a the summer might have meant long days in the sun with a few too many glasses of Pimm's. Either way, cracking things now can set you up for a healthier autumn and lower the risk of nasty bouts of colds and flu this winter.
A healthy breakfast really is the best place to start, but healthy doesn't have to be time consuming, boring or plain. In fact, in just a few minutes, you can create a delicious breakfast ready to grab on your way out of the door in the morning. The combination of mango and passion fruit is something that I first fell in love with back in the days of sugary, dairy filled 'Solero Exotic' ice creams! I think it was one of my favourite child hood flavours so I can't believe it has taken me this long to experiment them.
Most days, I like to include a little more protein at breakfast so I will often add hemp seeds to my oats, or have some eggs if I really want a boost. Find what works for you - you'll only hold onto the habits you want to eat. Just remember rule number one is to always eat a good breakfast...the rest will fall into place!
Ingredients (Serves 2)
80g of jumbo oats
150ml oat or almond milk
1 passion fruit
Cut the mango either side of the stone, then scoop out all of the flesh. Place this in a blender with the milk and blend until a smooth puree forms.
Divide the oats between two jars, then add half of the mango puree to one and half to the other.
Slice the passion fruit and scoop one half into each jar. Then use a tea spoon to stir each jar thoroughly, seal with a lid and place in the fridge. I like to leave it overnight but a few ours is enough for the oats to absorb the puree and soften.
You can eat it straight from the jar in true grab-and-go style, or transfer into a bowl and add a little coconut yogurt to finish it off.