Strawberry and Banana Overnight Oats
Happy 2nd day of May friends!
Yesterday was a big holiday here in Italy, it was Labour Day and for that reason everything was closed in town and I spent the day with family and friends.
What I love about Italian holidays is the celebration that goes on for the entire day. Drinking, eating, laughing and walking around a couple of times through the day just to stretch out. It’s a refreshing and carefree time to spend with the people you love.
On May 1st Italians usually have a barbecue, everyone brings something and the lunch ends with a big bunch of fava beans and pecorino cheese scattered on the table for everyone to devour.
The day after enjoying a feast like this one, you definitely need some time to recover. It’s almost like going through a food hangover! This is when my new recipe comes in handy.
It’s been a week since I discovered the best breakfast recipe in the world (in my opinion at least.) I’ve seen so many overnight oats recipes on the internet in the past days that I just had to try it for myself and make it the way I would like it.
The first day I tested this recipe I wasn’t too sure about the end result. I worried that the oats and the fruits would become too soggy and that it wouldn’t taste good at all, but as soon as I put the first spoon full in my mouth I was pleasurably surprised by the lovely taste of strawberries and banana the milk had absorbed.
My Strawberry and Banana overnight oats recipe is dairy-free and contains no added sugars. I don’t like my foods to be too sweet, the fruits soaked in the milk give the overnight oats enough sweetness.
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 cup rice milk
- 3 strawberries
- 1/2 banana
- optional: crushed almonds
- Pour the oats into a jar, add the banana and the strawberries cut in pieces and finish by adding the rice milk. Close the jar and let it sit in the fridge overnight. In the morning, transfer the oats into a bowl and enjoy!
- Optional: If you like nuts, add crushed almonds on top for that extra crunchiness.
What are your favourite overnight oats flavours?