These overnight protein oats deliver the wonderful flavours of Thanksgiving along with a hearty dose of antioxidants, fibre, healthy fats, and protein!
Cranberries are native to North America where they are harvested from about mid-September until mid-November. These unique little ruby-red gems contain an impressive array of phytonutrients with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and anti-cancer benefits. The polyphenols found in cranberries known as proanthocyanidins (or PACs) are helpful in the treatment & prevention of urinary tract infections. Cranberry consumption may also have benefits for the cardiovascular, immune and gastrointestinal systems. Enjoying these beautiful berries whole instead of in processed juice helps harness their full health potential.
Ginger has a fresh, fragrant and slightly peppery taste. It is well-recognized as having anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea, analgesic and pro-digestive benefits. Research also suggests that consumption of ginger can boost immunity and reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, stroke and heart disease.
Cranberry Ginger Overnight Proats Recipe
Ingredients for 2 servings:
1/2 cup gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats
2 Tbsp Further Food collagen peptides (omit for vegan)
2 Tbsp Nuzest Clean Lean vanilla or natural protein powder
2 tsp white chia seeds
2 tsp gluten-free flaxseed meal
2 tsp Plant Burst or Organika maca powder (optional)
1/2 tsp ground Ceylon cinnamon
pinch ground cardamom
1 cup unsweetened almond or nut-free milk (I like to use my Almond Cow to make homemade plant-based milk)
1 cup frozen unsweetened cranberries
1 cup frozen cauliflower rice (optional)
1/2 to 1 Tbsp or more grated peeled fresh ginger, adjusted to taste
optional toppings: pistachios, diced persimmon, frozen cranberries or cranberry compote (frozen cranberries heated and mixed with a touch of honey or maple syrup), orange zest, granola, diced Giddy Yo cacao bar, nut butter, or toppings of choice
Put oats, collagen, protein powder, chia seeds, ground flax, maca, cinnamon, and cardamom in a bowl or divide between single-serving mason jars. Stir well to combine.
Add almond milk, cranberries, cauliflower, and ginger and mix well. Add sweetener and additional ginger or spices to taste.
Cover and refrigerate overnight, or for a minimum of 6 hours.
Cranberry Ginger Overnight Proats can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 4 to 5 days. Before serving, stir and add additional almond milk as needed for desired consistency. Enjoy cold or heated (how I like them!) with your choice of toppings.
This recipe was originally published November 17, 2018. It was updated October, 2019.