Did you know that the third Monday in January is also known as Blue Monday? That’s why I’m writing this post now: because this week is Blue Monday week, and I wanted to post a recipe that would cheer up your tastebuds – and to help keep you on track during a time when your morale is probably lagging.
I was tasked, by Indigo Nutrition, to create a recipe using one (or more!) of their new Superfood blends, and considering that one of my new habits is early-morning swimming – if you consider going swimming at 8.30am early, and I do because I’m used to sleeping until 11.30am-12pm – then I figured that Overnight Oats would be the perfect way to include either the SuperProtein Power Blend or the SuperVital Power Blend in my diet.
I’d just rejoined Weight Watchers at the time, and they had a recipe for honey and banana overnight oats, but the flavours of the powders didn’t go with the banana and honey, so I looked at what I had, and whipped up this little delight, which perks up the tastebuds first thing in the morning, and includes both Superfood Power Blend powders – my own choice, of course. You can choose to use either or!
Tracy’s Super Berry Overnight Oats featuring Indigo Nutrition’s Superfood Blends Power Powders!
- 40g steel-cut oats
- 150ml skimmed milk
- 1.5 tablespoons frozen berries of choice  and/or
- 1.5 tablespoons frozen berries of choice 
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 or 2 teaspoons Indigo Nutrition Superprotein Power Blend Powder and/or
- 1 or 2 teaspoons Indigo Nutrition Supervital Power Blend Powder
- In your container of choice – preferably something that’s big enough to hold everything, and something watertight, as you’ll need to shake it! – put in your dry, measured oats.
- Add your maple syrup and milk, and give it a wee bit of a stir.
- Spoon in your frozen berries.
- Sprinkle over your Indigo Nutrition powders.
- Closing the lid and – MAKE SURE IT’S CLOSED ON TIGHT! and dear god make sure it’s watertight – give everything a good shake to make sure it’s mixed.
- In the morning, give it another good shake, before you open the lid, and then open and DEVOUR!
[1/2] I tend to go overboard with my fruit, I’ll admit – especially because it means that I’ve got a second portion that I can eat when I come back from swimming. Considering I swim half a mile, and walk a mile or two, depending on what I’m doing, depending on what time I get back at, I can be quite hungry at the times, so it’s a welcome sight in the fridge when I get home! If only include one tablespoon, then it generally only provides one portion – the second tablespoon of fruit really pushes it up to the “too much for me!” amounts…
It should make everything a nice purple colour! Not only does this TASTE lovely, and, depending on the berries you’ve chosen (the Aldi frozen berries and raspberries have blackcurrants and blueberries and grapes, so they’re literally zinging in my mouth!) you’ll have a wonderful medley of flavours come morning – and it’ll be beautifully cold because the fruit will defrost, chilling everything even more.
Now, this isn’t a recipe, as such, of course… there’s no cooking involved, and it’s so simple that you could come up with it yourself. But the question is…: would you? 🙂
Let me know in the comments if you make this recipe, and what your favourite ingredients are for your Overnight Oats. I’ve already mentioned the Weight Watchers banana & honey, which is my other go-to Overnight Oats recipe, but I’m always on the lookout for more!
Please note that while I didn’t receive any compensation for writing this post, I was provided with the packs of Indigo Nutrition Superfood Powders, free of charge, in return for writing up a recipe post and providing links to Indigo Nutrition’s website, and to the individual Superfood Powder pages.