Immune boosting turmeric overnight oats
Whenever we hit this time a year I start to feel a cold creep up on me, which is why I try my best to supercharge my diet with lots of ginger, turmeric, freshly pressed juices (beet, carrot, ginger, lemon, apple is my favorite), matcha tea, seasonal veggies and fruit, herb teas, raw honey and chia seeds! It almost always works like a charm and it is thankfully very rare that I get sick these days. I can see such a difference in my health and digestion (I suffer from IBS) since I changed my diet and started living a healthier life.
One of the things that I particularly stock up on in the fall is turmeric, I love to use both fresh and ground turmeric and it can quite easily be incorporated into most meals. I particularly love to add turmeric to my juices (haha remember to wear gloves if you use fresh turmeric though!) and to my soups and curry dishes, but it is a lot of fun to experiment with new and different ways to use it as well. This recipe for overnight oats is one of my new ways to add a bit more turmeric into my meals, it is so colorful and pretty + nutritionally jam-packed with goodness. I will write a post on turmeric and its benefits asap, there’s a very good reason that I love so much ;)
1 deciliter (equals 0.4 cup) oats
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 – 1 teaspoon ground turmeric – adjust amounts to your liking
1/3 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla powder
1 1/2 deciliter oat milk, almond milk or coconut milk
3 tablespoons skyr or greek yoghurt
A couple drops of liquid stevia
A pinch of black pepper (it enhances the bioavailability of turmeric)
1 very ripe banana
Simply mix everything except the banana and let it rest in the fridge for at least a couple of hours or overnight. Before serving you can either mash the banana and mix it in with the overnight oats or you can blend the banana and overnight oats for a smoother texture. Serve right away and make sure to add your favorite toppings! I topped mine with raspberries from the garden (both red and golden), pomegranate seeds, blueberries, raw coconut chips and mint leaves. Enjoy!