Raspberry almond overnight oats - get prepared with this super simple recipe for a tasty make-ahead breakfast of creamy almond flavoured oats with raspberry compote. Also learn more about fibre and how much of it you should be eating! Post sponsored by Arla.
Last week I took a trip to London courtesy of Arla to have a lovely lunch and learn a bit more about fibre and the newly launched Arla Fibre yogurts. Despite government recommendations that we should each be consuming 30g of fibre a day, the average UK adult only eats around 18g - nowhere near enough!
While there are multiple reasons why most people don't get enough fibre, Arla believes that one of the key factors is public perception of fibre as bland, brown and boring. Arla are determined to lead the charge in altering this perception, so have recently launched a range of delicious new yogurts fortified with a natural form of fibre.
Arla Fibre supports a healthy and balanced digestive system while being tasty & easy to enjoy. Available in four delicious flavours, each serving of Arla Fibre provides 4.7g of fibre, without containing anything brown or boring. It’s fibre for people who can’t be fussed with fibre.
The yogurts look just like any other yogurt, and have a creamy texture and fruity flavour, you really can't tell that they are high in fibre (which comes in the form of chicory inulin), making it easy to swap your usual fruit yogurt for an Arla Fibre one.
On to the lunch. Before starting, we were told that half of the diners had one menu, and the other half had one that was very subtly different and we had to see if we could spot the differences between the meals. To start, I had an incredible risotto with asparagus, aged feta and baby basil which I could have eaten a lot more of!
The second course was heritage roast carrots with carrot and shallot fritters, salsa verde and cous cous. Again, very tasty, and certainly more innovative than many of the vegetarian options that I have had before.
Dessert was a pretty French fruit tart with kiwi, red grapes, cherries and honey'd natural yogurt. This was the only course where I could see any noticeable difference between diners (other than my meal being vegetarian and some of the others having the meat option of course). The other option of fruit tart contained figs instead of grapes and wholemeal flour instead of plain.
As it turned out, half of the diners had a high fibre lunch, and the other half had a low fibre one. Mine was the low fibre option; the high fibre one contained a few subtle swaps to increase the fibre content such as brown rice in the risotto, kale in the salsa verde and the aforementioned figs and wholemeal flour in the dessert.
It went to show just how easy it can be to make a few simple swaps to really increase your fibre intake without sacrificing taste. It is as easy as swapping white bread and rice for brown, choosing wholemeal pasta, and upping your intake of things like nuts, seeds and fuits and veggies. And swapping your usual yogurt for Arla fibre of course.
Raspberry Almond Overnight Oats:
You could also try starting your day with my tasty raspberry almond overnight oats recipe! It contains lots of high fibre ingredients - oats, chia seeds, almonds and raspberries, as well as using Arla fibre raspberry yogurt instead of plain yogurt to up the fibre content even more.
I don't know about you but I hate cooking in the morning, even if I've got time (which a lot of people don't), breakfast needs to be fast, tasty and filling. Overnight oats are brilliant for a quick breakfast as all you need to do is spend five minutes mixing everything together the night before and it will be ready and waiting for you in the fridge in the morning.
You can even pop it in a jar so that you can simply grab it out the fridge in the morning to take with you for breakfast on the go.
This raspberry almond overnight oats is a simple but tasty mixture of oats, chia seeds, raspberry yogurt, almond milk, almond butter and maple syrup with a touch of almond extract which I layered up with a quick raspberry compote and some flaked almonds. It is delicious and filling and will keep in the fridge for around 3-4 days so you can make a double batch and have four days worth of breakfasts ready in five minutes!
Can I Make It Vegan?
Of course! Simply swap the yogurt for soy or coconut yogurt in any flavour you like. If you use plain then you may need to add a touch more maple syrup.
Raspberry Almond Overnight Oats
- 150 g (2 large handfuls) fresh or frozen raspberries
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp water
Almond Ovenight Oats:
- 120 ml (½ cup) Arla Fibre raspberry yogurt (or yogurt of choice)
- 1 Tbsp almond butter
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- ¼ tsp almond extract
- 160 ml (⅔ cup) unsweetened almond milk
- 50 g (½ cup) porridge oats
- flaked almonds to serve
- Place the raspberries, maple syrup and water in a small pan and bring up to a gentle simmer. Allow to cook for a couple of minutes until the raspberries have broken down a little then remove from the heat.
- While the compote is cooking, whisk together the yogurt, almond butter, maple syrup, chia seeds and almond extract then whisk in the almond milk. Stir in the oats. Cover both the oats and compote and place in the fridge overnight.
- The next day, if the oats are too thick then stir in a splash more almond milk. Spoon some of the compote into two jars and top with the oats then another spoonful of compote and a small handful of flaked almonds.
- Keep refrigerated and eat within four days.
Disclosure: I was invited to attend the event by Arla and paid a fee for my time. All opinions are my own.