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Overnight Steel Cut Oats: apples, cinnamon, dates and almond milk

I kept seeing overnight oats all over Pinterest and I kept telling myself I would make them. Well, I finally did. I created my own recipe using ingredients I love. I used steel cut oats instead of rolled oats and a Medjool dates instead of honey. The results were awesome. The best part is having something healthy waiting for you in the fridge when you wake up in the AM! 

*I chose to use steel cut oats instead of rolled oats because steel cut oats are less processed. Just be mindful the texture is different than rolled oats, as steel cut oats are a little more chewy and absorb less liquid. 

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Ingredients:

Serving size 2 (I separated these into two mason jars)

  • 1 cup steel cut oats- rinsed and strained
  • 1 cup homemade almond milk (you can use any kind of milk) here is my homemade cashew milk recipe
  • half of an apple diced
  • 1 Medjool date pitted and cut into small pieces
  • cinnamon to taste
  • slivered almonds for crunch to add on top 
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Directions:

  • rinse the steel cut oats
  • Cut up half of an apple and 1 date. 
  • Grab two mason jars (or any kind of container with a lid) put 1/2 cup of oats and 1/2 cup of milk in each jar. If you want a little more milk feel free to add. You want to make sure all of the oats are covered by the milk.
  • Separate apples and dates into each jar.
  • Add cinnamon.

Cover the jar and shake. Place the jars in the fridge and wait for your overnight oats to be created. I shook my jars, every now and then, to get it all mixed.

Take out the next day and top with fresh apples and slivered almonds for some crunch! 

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The only sugar in this recipe comes from the dates and apples... SCORE! The oats are so YUMMY, so tasty, and good for you (great source of fiber!)

How do you make YOUR oats?

Raw Red Salad with EVOO and Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing

I recently got a spiralzier and love it! Do you have one? Amamzing right?! This is the one I have.

I think spiralized fruits and veggies are so much more fun to eat and can make any dish look fancy. I am totally on a spiralizing kick right now (I actually have spiralized sweet potatoes in the oven right now with some salt and EVOO). 

Zucchini pasta! Just adeded EVOO, garlic, and tomatoe sauce.  

This past weekend we celebrated the Camera Mans birthday! We had both of our families over for a late lunch/early dinner. Both my mom and mother in law came over a little early to help me cook, I could not have done it without them.

Of course this is a carvel ice cream cake.  

We made burgers, orzo salad, shrimp in a spicy garlic sauce, a plate of fresh veggies and my raw red salad.  If you are ever in the mood for something deep red, full of nutrients and just beautiful, then this is your salad. 

Its crunchy, light, and so fresh. 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 purple cabbage 
  • 1 large apple
  • 1 raw red beet
  • 1 raw golden beet
  • 2 medium sized carrots  
  • evoo
  • apple cider vinegar  

Dressing: (this makes 1 cup, you can reduce it if you want. Add as much or as little to the salad. I like a lot of dressing with this salad)

  • 3cup Olive Oil
  • 14 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • add salt to taste

 

Directions

For the salad all of the vegetables/fruit should either be put through a food processor or a Spiralizer, OR very thinly cut by hand. The point of the salad is for it to be cut up thin making it fun easy to eat. 

The dressing is very simple and gives the salad the bite it needs. You could add a dab of honey to the dressing but I think the beets, carrots and apples give the salad the sweetness it needs. 

 

enjoy! 

XO

Posted on April 27, 2015 and filed under lunch, apps/side dish, entree.