Overnight porridge, that is the summer and cold version of the classic porridge, the one I have already talked about here and which apparently is good for cellulite but also for the cells of our brain keeping them active. This is a recipe that is popular in Anglo-Saxon countries because it simplifies even more a traditional recipe, which has already been simplified over the years so as to be adapted to today’s lifestyles.
The peculiarity of this recipe is given by the fact that, leaving the oatmeal soaked in milk together with the chia seeds for a whole night, these swell and the result is a soft, soft and light porridge that is enriched with fruit or jams based on personal taste.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF PORRIDGE LEFT AT BATH FOR A NIGHT?
- It is digested better because the acids break down and in the specific the phytic acid, which is the one present in cereals like oats, is reduced.
- It is full of resistant starch, a type of starch that increases the satiety effect and allows better digestion.
- It is simple and quick to prepare and does not require time in the morning.
- It is versatile and can also be proposed as a dessert and snack by combining different flavors for a personalized result.
By convention we use a 1: 1 ratio between liquids and solids but I prefer my porridge to be a little more liquid (also because Chia seeds absorb a lot of liquid!) So I use a ratio of 1: 2 or 1 part of solids, oat flakes, and in proportion 2 of liquids. As for milk, I use lactose-free but this porridge is also very good with Greek yogurt or with vegetable milk, especially rice and almond because of their sweet taste. Do not use instant oatmeal that is likely to disintegrate or remain too hard!
Remember that you can prepare more portions to be consumed every day but remember that the maximum is three days with the porridge to keep in the refrigerator and mix often.
INGREDIENTS FOR 1 JAR OF 300 GRAMS
- 30 grams of oat flakes
- 10 grams of chia seeds
- 80 ml of milk
- 1 teaspoon of honey (optional)
- Fruit to taste
- Cut the fruit into cubes or leave it whole if it is soft fruit (e.g. strawberries, raspberries, etc.).
- Pour the fruit into the jar and then add the oat flakes, chia seeds, milk and possibly honey.
- Mix the ingredients making sure not to touch the fruit at the base. Close the jar with an airtight lid and refrigerate overnight (or at least 4 hours).
- The next morning, take out the jar and consume the porridge directly from the refrigerator or leave it for a few minutes, adding fruit to the surface.