Red Berry + Coconut Oats

A bowlful of overnight oats is just about the best way to nourish your body at the start of the day and set yourself up for the day ahead. This simple combo is so beautiful to look at and full of wonderful vitamins and nutrients. My daughters particularly like it when I mash down extra strawberries and mix them through to make the oats turn a pale pink. As with all my overnight oat recipes you can use whichever milk works for you and your family- for this recipe I use either full fat Koita or coconut milk.

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Makes 1 small adult bowl or enough for two small children- increase as appetite(s) permit!

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base:

1/4 cup oats

1 tsp chia seeds

1 tsp flaxmeal

1 tsp maple syrup or honey

100ml milk (of your choice)

+ plus:

1/4 cup raspberries or strawberries or a combination, mashed to a rough puree

1/4 tsp vanilla extract [optional]

for topping:

1-2 strawberries, sliced or quartered

1 tbsp toasted coconut flakes or desiccated coconut

1 tbsp Pomegranate seeds

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Mix together the base ingredients along with the red berries and vanilla extract (if using). Cover and place in the fridge overnight. Remove from the fridge 10 minutes before serving and either serve as is or heat until to warm. Top with strawberries, coconut and pomegranate seeds and serve.