These overnight protein oats deliver the wonderful flavours of Thanksgiving along with a hearty dose of antioxidants, fiber, healthy fats, and protein!
Cranberries are for more than just turkey! They impart a delightful tartness and colour to anything from fruit compote & crumble to toast, smoothies, chia jam, and oatmeal!
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 to 3 servings:
1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
2 Tbsp white chia seeds
2 Tbsp gluten-free flaxseed meal
1/4 cup collagen peptides (nonvegan) or Nuzest Clean Lean natural protein powder
2 tsp gelatinized maca powder (optional)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1 cup frozen unsweetened cranberries
2 cup unsweetened almond or nut-free milk
1 Tbsp grated peeled fresh ginger
Lakanto monkfruit sweetener or pure stevia, maple syrup or raw honey (nonvegan) to sweeten as desired
optional toppings: raw pistachios, diced persimmon, cranberry compote (frozen cranberries heated and mixed with a touch of honey), orange zest, or toppings of choice
Put all of the ingredients except toppings in a bowl or divide between single-serving mason jars and stir well to combine. Sweeten 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.