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Creamy mango & banana overnight oats: vegan

Posted Mar 06 2013 3:22am

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day, I just love it. I find that it’s so important to start the day with something delicious, satisfying and filling and yet really healthy. That’s why I love huge glasses of rainbow smoothies filled with a million different flavours and textures and bursting with goodness! I often add granola to my smoothies, but sometimes I feel like changing it up even more, so I make overnight smoothie oats, like this. They’re awesome and the easiest thing in the world if you’re after a super speedy on-the-go breakfast – you can even make these in a plastic cup and take them with you!

The blend of mango and banana is just divine, it tastes like happiness and summer! Whilst that might sound ridiculous, the wonderfully fresh, crazily sweet and perfectly light nature of the blend really does recall those feelings, which is so happy. The consistency is also awesome, it’s just like yoghurt – so thick and creamy, which means that when combined with the oats the whole thing beings to resemble bircher muesli – except that I think this version tastes way more delicious thanks to the mango, but the idea is quite similar. I also like to add ground flaxseed to the mango blend for extra goodness as it gives such a incredible burst of fibre and omega-3′s without changing the taste at all, but doesn’t change the flavour at all. In fact, the whole thing tastes more like a dessert than a healthy breakfast! You would never know how good it is for you, even though each glass is bursting with awesome nutrition. Mango’s are wonderful fruits, filled with fibre, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, while oats are some of the best complex carbohydrates around as they contain a particularly awesome type of finer which keeps you full for hours, lowers blood cholesterol and stabilises blood sugar. Chia seeds are also pretty incredible – did you know that gram for gram they contain more calcium than milk, more potassium than bananas, more iron than spinach and more omega-3 acids than wild salmon?! So a glass of this oaty, mango goodness will fuel you up perfectly for any day!

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Serves 2

- 1 cup of gluten free oats

- 1 large mango

- 3 ripe banans

- 1/3 of  a cup of almond milk

- 4 tablespoons of chia seeds

- 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed


Simply peel the mango and two of the bananas and place them in a food processor with the ground flaxseed and blend everything together into a smooth, creamy mix. Fill the bottom third of two glasses with this mango, banana goodness.

Put your oats in a bowl with the chia seeds and add the almond milk, stirring well. Then divide this mix in two and split it between the two cups. Layer the third banana in slices over this layer before topping the glasses up with the remaining mango mix.

Place the glasses in the fridge over night before enjoying for breakfast!

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