I’m obsessed with lemons this summer. I always start my day with a big glass of lemon water, and I firmly believe this keeps me in the groove for craving more. Usually, I drink a smoothie or make a perfect nice cream/smoothie bowl/sorbet, but today I was in the mood for something more chewable. That’s when oats comes into the picture. I find the combination of lemon and poppy seeds absolutely divine, so why not combine it with some oats, maple syrup, plant based milk and let it sit in the fridge overnight. It’s healthy, nutritious, sweet&sour, just the way I like it!
You only need these 4 ingredients and zero experience to make this yummy breakfast. Here’s what you need:
Oats: I like to use gluten free oats, because I have non-celiac gluten sensitivity. I’m not going to get into the details now, just a little head sup. Gluten intolerance is a fairly common concern. There are several potential causes of gluten intolerance, including celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, and wheat allergy. Since I have non-celiac gluten sensitivity, like I said before I never not hunting for gf food. It’s not really a problem for me if I eat gluten, but I prefer to give my gut foods she can actually happily deal with.
Lemon: when you pick up your lemons in your favorite grocery store, make sure you buy organic, or wash lemons thoroughly before consuming. They may be covered in insecticides, pesticides, or protective wax covering, which is something you wouldn’t want to eat, right? Lemon zest contain many vitamins, minerals, and fibers, so they are beneficial to your health. It offers several antioxidants, including D-limonene and vitamin C, that protect your immune system and reduce your risk of disease.
Poppy seeds: The poppy plant has been used as a traditional remedy for centuries. Native to the Eastern Mediterranean, its flowers come in various colors — primarily red. I’m pretty sure you saw many photos on Instagram, about pretty girls posing on a poppy filed 🙂 Poppy seeds are used in baked goods and traditional dishes worldwide. Both the seeds and their oil are said to offer various health benefits, from treating headaches and coughs to curing asthma and insomnia.
Maple syrup: it is a syrup usually made from the xylem sap of sugar maple, red maple, or black maple trees. Maple syrup was first made and used by the indigenous peoples of North America. The practice was adopted by European settlers, who gradually refined production methods. All of the world’s maple syrup is produced in Canada and the United States. The Canadian province of Quebec is the largest producer, responsible for 70 percent of the world’s output. Maple syrup is often used as a condiment for pancakes, waffles, French toast, oatmeal, or porridge. Pure maple syrup is not only high in antioxidants, but every spoonful offers nutrients like riboflavin, zinc, magnesium, calcium and potassium.
Tips for making the best overnight oats…ever.
This is a pretty basic recipe for many of us, but it’s maybe your first attempt of creating your own food (congratulations, you did it!) these tips could be useful.
- This recipe is not set in stone, you can vary it however you like, but I recommend to do the adjustments before serving. E.g. if you make your oats way too runny, you have to add more oats to reach the desired consistency and it requires times, because oats need time to absorb the liquids. Follow these measurements, then adjust!
- Do not add a lot of poppy seeds! 1 tsp/serving is the perfect ratio of poppy seeds. Poppy seeds are healthy, but you do not want them to rule this recipe, you more likely want it to be the vocalist.
- If you forgot to make it the night before, you can quickly do it in the morning, but give the oats at least 30 minutes to absorb the liquids.
- Do not skip the lemon zest! Zest contains oils which gives your dish a very unique, lemony flavor you don’t want to miss!
- Before serving add a bit more lemon zest, fresh, seasonal fruits, crunchy nuts, some nut butter or your favorite granola.
1/2 bögre zabpehely
1 bögre mandula tej
1 evőkanál citromlé
1 kiskanál reszelt citromhéj
1-2 evőkanál datolya őrlemény vagy juhar szirup
1 evőkanál szemes mák
1 evőkanál chia mag (opcionális)
Egy csipet só
A hozzávalókat alaposan keverd össze egy tálkában vagy befőttes üvegben, majd tedd a hűtőbe éjszakára.
Reggel ha szükségesnek érzed hígítsd egy kevés mandula tejjel a zabkását, és tálald a kedvenc feltéteddel (gyümölcs, magok, mandula vagy mogyoró vaj, stb.)
Ez az étel alkalmas arra is, hogy magaddal vidd reggel. Ehhez a feltéteket is tedd az üvegbe (mindenképp gondolj rá, hogy olyan tálkában, üvegben készítsd el, amit magaddal tudsz másnap vinni) így reggel csak ki kell venni a hűtőböl, és indulhatsz is az utadra!
Lemon&Poppy Seeds Overnigh Oats
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1-2 tbsp date powder or maple syrup
- 1 tbsp poppy seeds
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1 tbsp chia seeds optional
- Pinch of salt
- In a bowl or a jar combine all the ingredients. Stir and chill overnight.
- In the morning stir in more almond milk, if desired, for consistency. Top with desired toppings.