Overnight nights had to eventually happen and as soon as I saw Angela post her pics last week I couldn’t wait to give it a go.
My combination was inspired by one of my favourite green monster smoothie combinations…mango and pistachios. The topping probably gave that away! I made a mini green monster puree as apposed to smoothie using mango, banana and just a little almond milk along with some pistachios. The overnight oats and groats got their usual overnight soak in boiling water and I stirred threw the cool and creamy green monster puree along with some maple syrup.
The oats were like no other I’ve had before. Super voluminous, creamy, and packed full of green monster goodness. The topping of choice of course was pistachios and dried mango. I tried to sway a co-worker to give them a go but I choose the wrong one…she isn’t a fan of cold oats so I was never going to win her over.
I loved them enough to make up for her not being all that keen!
I didn’t unfortunately have these oats again for breakfast today, though I do plan to make them in the very near future…however a baked version came to fruition and went down quite a treat!!!
I’ll have the recipe up tomorrow morning (a little later than my usual 6am post seen as tomorrow marks the beginning of the long weekend ).
Next up on my green monster hit list has to be an instant bake! [/donotprint]
Green Monster Overnight Oats
Servings – 1
Preparation Time – 10 minutes
- 30g (1/3 cup) rolled oats
- 1 tbsp buckwheat groats
- 125ml (1/2 cup) boiling water
- 1/2 small banana
- 2 tbsp diced mango
- 2 handfuls fresh spinach
- 3 tbsp almond milk
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp pistachios
- 4-5 pieces dried mango
- Mix together oats, groats and water and place in a seal tight container in the fridge overnight.
- Blend together banana, mango, spinach, almond milk and maple syrup, along with about half of the pistachios.
- Stir green monster puree through oats and serve topped with remaining pistachios and all of your dried mango.