Mango Lassi Overnight Oats
Once more I would like to pay a tribute to my recent India trip. Beside my love for Chai tea ( check out my Chai Chia Pudding Recipe) I also discovered my love for mangos and lassi. Lassi is a refreshing yoghurt drink which can be enjoyed sweet or savoury. For this breakfast option, I decided to play safe and went with the sweet lassi version. Since overnight oats have grown tremendously in popularity it seemed like a no-brainer to combine the two.
Benefits of eating overnight oats
Surely your mommy told you that eating porridge is good for you but soaking oats overnight might be even better. The process of soaking the whole grains in an acid mixture helps break down phytic acid, an antinutrient that interferes with digestive enzymes and inhibits mineral absorption. Therefore the nutrients are better absorbed by your body. Soaking the oats overnight makes them easier to digest while they help you to stay full for longer. Oats are also a great provider of magnesium, fibre, plant-based protein, potassium, and contain absolutely no sugar.
This will change your morning routine
In the future, all you have to do is to rock up at the fridge, grab your overnight oats, sprinkle some fruits or seeds on top and enjoy your healthy breakfast.
Finally the days standing at the cooker preparing your porridge while simultaneously brushing your teeth in the morning are a thing of the past. If you are not ready to give up the comforting warmth of your beloved porridge in the morning just yet, check out our delicious Almond Butter Porridge With Raosted Bananas Recipe.
Let me know how you like it in the comments, feel free to ask any questions!
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- ½ cup rolled oats or gluten-free oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ¾ cup non-dairy milk ( I like almond or oat milk)
- 1 cup fresh chopped mango
- ½ cup plain unsweetened vegan yoghurt (Recipe for homemade coconut yoghurt)
- a big pinch of ground cardamom
- Stevia to sweeten, if desired
- Combine the oats, chia seeds, non-dairy milk and stevia if desired in a medium sized bowl.
- Cover the bowl or container of your choice and place it into the refrigerator overnight.
- The next morning chop the fresh mango and place ¾ of the mango, the yoghurt and cardamom into a blender and pulse until smooth.
- Layer your ingredients alternating the oats mixture and the mango lassi.
- Add some of the remaining diced mango into the middle and some as a topping.
- Sprinkle a tiny bit of cardamom over the top.