I get a lot of questions on instagram about my morning oat game. In a constant effort to provide my fellow vegheads with morning motivation, here is a great staple to keep on hand for your breakfast routine.
Bircher muesli is a fancier, more sophisticated term for overnight oats - a fantastic nutrient dense option that you make the evening before and grab on the go in the morning. Muesli is the ideal solution for you bleary-eyed, non-morning people. Previous overnight oat recipes have been featured on Crunchy Radish in the past. Here the importance of post-work out fuel is discussed, and here the nutrient-rich, virtuous superfood, chia seeds, are highlighted. For this rendition of a make-ahead-breakfast, ripe banana is mixed with zesty citrus, homemade nut milk, and extra-thick rolled oats, creating a creamy, dreamy protein, fiber, and calcium-filled morning treat...without the guilt or sugar high.
Makes 2 servings
- 1 ripe banana, sliced
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp cinnamon, plus additional for dusting
- 1 tsp vanilla bean powder
- 1 tsp organic lemon zest
- Juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 1 cup extra-thick rolled oats
- 1 cup homemade hemp milk
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 pear, chopped (or seasonal fruit)
- Cacao nibs
- Bee pollen
- Goji berries
Place banana, chia seeds, cinnamon, and vanilla bean powder in a bowl. Mash with a fork to combine. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, oats, hemp milk, and maple syrup and mix well. Store in an airtight container in the fridge overnight. In the morning, toss cubed pear with a dusting of cinnamon. Top each portion with chopped fruit and additional toppings.