I love how overnight oats can transform into a deliciously creamy brekky! As I’ve mentioned in numerous posts using oats, even if I like to follow a mainly Paleo diet (which eliminates grains), oats is the one grain I can’t resist because they’re just so versatile. They’re kind of like the little black dress of the health food world – the perfect canvas for throwing anything on it and, somehow, it just works.
This is my modern and healthy take on a traditional Filipino recipe called champorado, which is essentially a sweet chocolate rice porridge. If you love oats, but aren’t that keen on mixing it with chocolate, you might like to try my Yummy Strawberry and Chia Bircher Muesli instead.
Despite what many people think, eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive. Sure, I’d love to fill my weekly grocery basket with chia seeds, raw cacao, mangoes and coconuts (the list could go on), but I’ve realised you can get by on some pretty affordable and easily accessible staples. And if you get creative with them using herbs and spices, you’ll be pleasantly surprised that eating healthy can be fun without stretching your wallet.
One of the best things I love about studying nutrition is that I come across nuggets of information that I can apply to my everyday life.
The below is a list of things that have stuck with me, not only from studying nutrition, but from picking the brains of various health food coaches, nutritionists and authors working at Prevention.
This is in every way a ‘special occasion’ dish for me as I mainly like to stick to a Paleo diet (which eliminates grains). But I’ve got a mean sweet tooth and love Asian desserts, so I can’t help but put this recipe up.
Bircher muesli is basically oats soaked overnight with grated apple, lemon juice and whatever else your heart desires. I love making a batch on a Sunday night and storing it in jars as it keeps for about three days.