Cherry & Chocolate Overnight Oats

August 3, 2012 at 2:21pm

 

 

SUPER FOOD: CINNAMON

 

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SUPER FOOD: CINNAMON

 

City of Hope scientists found that cinnamon extract interferes with a tumor’s ability to grow by blocking the tumor from forming blood vessels to feed it. Find out more about the potentially cancer-stunting benefits of cinnamon here: Sweet Holiday Spice May Be Cancer’s Bitter Enemy.

 

Cherry & Chocolate Overnight Oats

 

Recipe courtesy of Sonia from TheHealthyFoodie.com.

 

INGREDIENTS (serves 1)

  • 125g cup fresh cherries, chopped
  • ¼ cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 tbsp bulgur
  • 1 tbsp black chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp raw buckwheat groats
  • 1 tbsp dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 8 chopped almonds, toasted
  • 1 tbsp grated unsweetened coconut, toasted
  • 1 tsp agave nectar (or honey)
  • 1 cup boiling water

Garnish

  • 1 tbsp 0% fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 fresh cherry
  • 1 tsp cacao nibs
  • 1 tsp grated unsweetened coconut
  • Unsweetened soy milk, to taste

 

INSTRUCTIONS

The previous night

  • Bring water to a boil.
  • Toast almonds and coconut in a small non stick pan, over medium heat.
  • Meanwhile, pit and chop cherries. Try not to eat them all…
  • Add oats, chia, bulgur, hemp seeds, buckwheat groats, toasted almonds, coconut, cocoa powder and cinnamon to a plastic container with a tight fitting lid. Close the lid and give that a good shake.
  • Add boiling water and agave nectar and stir until well combined. Toss in cherries and give that a quick stir.
  • Put the lid on and refrigerate overnight (or at least 4 hours)

In the morning

  • Transfer to serving bowl and add as little or as much milk as you like
  • Top with a dollop of plain yogurt and a fresh cherry
  • Sprinkle with cacao nibs and grated coconut

 

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