Spiced Citrus & Almond Soaked Morning Oats – Vegan

March 04, 2014 Posted By: Charmaine Broughton

Start your day off with a flavourful bowl of plant based protein packed oats.  Many of the ingredients in this dish you likely already have on hand, and because this recipe requires no ”cooking” it is a great excuse to have little hands help with.  Measure, stir and voila – a healthy, wholesome breakfast for the family is served!  Leaving YOU plenty of time for an early morning run in your Mizuno’s.  From my Happy Healthy Kitchen to YOURS, ENJOY!   

 Charmaine March 2014

1 cup (250 mL) large flake organic oats

½ cup (125 mL) roughly chopped raw whole almonds

1/2 cup (125 mL) dried blueberries

1/4 cup (60 mL) each; green pumpkin seeds and raw sunflower seeds (shelled)

2 tbsp (30 mL) each; ground flax seed, chia seeds and hemp seeds

2 tsp (10 mL) each; ground cinnamon and ground ginger

½ tsp (2 mL) ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground cardamom

Pinch salt

1 cup (250 mL) unsweetened almond milk (*or rice or soy)

½ cup (125 mL) orange juice

3 tbsp (45 mL) Canadian maple syrup (*or agave nectar or liquid honey (*note: honey is technically not vegan))

2 tsp (10 mL) pure vanilla extract

1 tsp (5 mL) finely grated orange zest

1 apple and 1 pear; well washed, cored and finely diced *leave skin on for added fiber and nutrients

 

Method

Place dry ingredients in a large bowl and set aside.  Whisk together wet ingredients and pour over oat mixture.  Stir until well combined.  Stir in orange zest, diced apple and pear.  Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.  Stir well before serving.  Makes about 4 cups (1 L).

 

Charmaine Broughton-Dunn is a trained chef, cooking instructor, and food writer for a number of national publications.  She is an avid runner (completing dozens of marathons and triathlons) and is a very proud ambassador of Mizuno Running. Charmaine has appeared on City Line, Toronto’s Breakfast Television and is a regular guest on Rogers Daytime sharing her love of food and cooking.
Most importantly; Charmaine is the mother of two active boys, Tyler & Colgan.  Charmaine understands the importance of preparing healthy wholesome dishes all while keeping budget and time in mind.  Follow Charmaine on twitter @runnercharb

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