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Vegan Over Night Oats

Who ever created over night oats is a genius.  This dish is filling, simple and takes all of 5 minutes to prepare. However, I cannot take all the credit, this recipe is from my all time favourite cook book “Oh she glows”.  Over night oats are super versatile, and you can use whatever fruits and nuts you have kicking around to create something delicious you will look forward to in the morning, or any time of day!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 large banana, mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

In a small bowl combine oats, almond milk, chia seeds, banana and cinnamon.  Its as simple as covering them up and tossing it in the fridge over night.

When your ready to prepare, simply add in your favourite fruit (I used peaches, pears and blueberries because they were in season) top with your favourite nuts & seeds, or even add some shredded coconut to sweeten up the deal a bit!

This recipe serves 3.




Fresh & Easy Bean Salad

In a pinch? This bean salad is super quick to prepare, sure to satisfy and will keep you full for long periods of time.

Now they don’t just call beans the magical fruit for nothing, these babies are packed full of fibre
which is essential to keep things flowing nicely (if you know what I mean) and fibre also breaks down very slowly therefore making you feel nice and full for longer. This dish is great as well because you probably have most of these items in your fridge already! Bonus!
Now lets get to it.

For this recipe you will need:
-2 cans of mixed beans
-2 sweet peppers (preferably organic)
-1 jalapeño (I used only half because I’m a wimp)
-1 /2 red onion
-juice of 1 lime
-2 cloves garlic (finely diced)
-1 tbl spoon honey
-3 tbl spoons olive oil (or coconut oil)
-cilantro (optional)
-salt and pepper to taste

This is how we do it.
Grab a large bowl, combine olive oil, honey, lime juice, jalapeno, garlic, salt and pepper and whisk that up until all ingredients are combined evenly. Your now ready to add in your beans, sweet peppers and red onion.

Toss all ingredients until the dressing is coated nice and even. Voila! Its that simple. Quick, easy and delicious Bean Salad 🙂

Serves 4.

I hope you enjoy!