MANGO OVERNIGHT OATS

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Hello all…!!!!!!  Recently I have seen a lot of people talking about Overnight Oats, so tough of making some for me. Searched a lot of recipes online and came out with a verdict that there is no rocket science in preparing this oatmeal.  Since the day, I’ve been making batch after batch of overnight oats and taking notes. Today I’l be sharing the recipe for my absolute favourite Mango Overnight Oats. Overnight oats are a healthy, make-ahead breakfast option for working people who always struggle to get time for breakfast. These are also the best breakfast or before lunch meal when you are not feeling like cooking at all. These overnight oats are legitimately delicious and so easy to make!

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For warmer months, Overnight oats are best served chilled, straight from the refrigerator. But you can literally enjoy overnight oats year-round and if you don’t like your oatmeal chilled you can warm it up for a few seconds in the microwave.

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The best thing about Overnight oats is these can keep well in the refrigerator for up to five days. Thus, you can prepare your oats on Sunday night, and you’ll have breakfast covered for the workweek. But I like to make these a night ahead only. The funda is the more you’ll keep them in the fridge more gooey they’ll be.  Since its still mango season, I made them with mangoes.

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Here’s what you’ll need to make overnight oats:

I love to make my mango overnight oats with instant oats but you can use any Oats of your choice, old-fashioned rolled oats, toasted or regular.  Then I mix oats with cow’s milk and some yoghurt (yoghurt gives it the creamiest texture).

Oats: You can’t make overnight oats without oats! Overnight oats are ideally made with plain old-fashioned oats. I actually prefer to make overnight oats with instant oats. Instant one gives it more creamy texture.

Milk of choice: You can use milk of your choice here (almond milk, packed coconut milk, homemade cashew milk, or cow’s milk). You could even use water instead of milk, but the final result won’t be quite as creamy or flavorful.

The amount of liquid is key to the final consistency—I like my overnight oats really thick and creamy, with concentrated flavour. If you prefer a looser consistency, add a little more milk.

Nut butter: Almond butter or peanut butter makes these oats even creamier while adding delicious savoury, nutty flavour.

Fruit: Now the base of the Oats is ready, it’s time to add some fruit. If you’re making a thick and creamy consistency of Oats and using a fruit that stores well for a few days (like, strawberries or mango, not bananas or apple), you can go ahead and layer the fruits on top of the oat-and-milk mixture.

In fact, you can top the oat mixture with frozen fruits and they’ll defrost overnight. (Don’t try this with frozen strawberries or other large chunks of frozen fruit; they release too much water). Or, you can even wait to top your oats with fruit before serving.

Optional sweetener: Overnight oats may be generally sweet enough for some people. But I like to, add a drizzle of honey/ maple syrup if that makes your oats more delicious!

That’s it! Go ahead and make overnight oats for your next breakfast and to last you through the week.

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Here’s my favourite recipe for overnight oats! Feel free to make it your own. Overnight oats are a simple, healthy breakfast that you can make ahead for busy mornings. The recipe below yields 1 serving, so make as many servings (each in a separate jar) as you’d like.

I’m sharing my favourite overnight oats recipe today. Ready?

OVERNIGHT MANGO OATS RECIPE:mango overnight oats2

           Prep time: 10 mins | Cooking time: Overnight 

                     Serves: 1 |  Cuisine: Breakfast

                      Calorie Per Serving: 265 calories

INGREDIENTS TO MAKE MANGO OVERNIGHT OATS:

  • ½ cup Oats (Rolled oats or instant oats)
  • ¼ Cups Milk
  • ¼ Cup Yogurt (Optional)
  • ½ Cup Mango Diced
  • 1 Teaspoon Honey
  • Cooking Chocolate, small piece
  • A pinch of ground cinnamon (Optional)
  • ½ Teaspoon Peanut Butter (Optional)

INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE MANGO OVERNIGHT OATS:

  • Take a container (I have used Mason jar), add Oats in the container first,
  • Pour in Milk and Yogurt (if using)
  • Give it a good mix.
  • Top it with a layer of diced Mango
  • Drizzle with honey and chocolate.
  • Keep in fridge overnight
  • Enjoy chilled in the morning

 

SPINACH AND CORN SANDWICH WITH WHITE SAUCE

SPINACH AND CORN SANDWICH WITH WHITE SAUCE

spinach and corn sandwich with white sauce
spinach and corn sandwich with white sauce

Hey, you lovely people… Hope you all are doing well… It ’s been really long since I posted something here… (Really missed doing this) but my work kept me busy… Some major changes were there in my work life so had to give my time there… So now… as the things are in place now and i can spare some time (from the busy work schedule😎), I thought of starting a series “GOOD FOOD GOOD MOOD” of my tiffin meals (as I can only manage to cook and click tiffin meals only, that too in my #cello insulated lunch box) … And yaa my trying to control my unhealthy food intake so my tiffin will be majorly focused on healthy and quick meals (shortage of time).

spinach and corn sandwich with white sauce
spinach and corn sandwich with white sauce

So the first in the series is Spinach and Corn Sandwich with homemade white sauce ( with whole wheat flour). Spinach and corn is my most favourite combination and I love it in everything possible…  This sandwich is loaded with fresh spinach and sweet corn which are cooked in a creamy sauce made by mixing flour and milk and lastly seasoned with salt, pepper and chilli flakes… Accompanied these sandwiches with a tall glass of cold coffee and #multigrainchips by #tooyumm… (in love with these chips) Pretty simple and quick to make sandwiches with lots of good stuff packed with nutrition…

spinach and corn sandwich with white sauce
spinach and corn sandwich with white sauce

Without utilizing more time, mentioning below the details to make this super healthy and easy Spinach and Corn Sandwich:

SPINACH AND CORN SANDWICH WITH WHITE SAUCE RECIPE:

spinach and corn sandwich with white sauce
spinach and corn sandwich with white sauce

Prep time: 10 mins | Cooking time: 10 mins 

       Total time: 20 mins

            Serves: 4 |  Cuisine: Street Food | Breakfast | Snacks

 

INGREDIENTS TO MAKE SPINACH AND CORN SANDWICH WITH WHITE SAUCE

  • 8 brown Bread slices
  • Ghee/butter 1 tsp
  • Spinach 300 gm, chopped
  • Sweet Corn  1 cup (boiled)
  • Black pepper as per taste
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oregano as per taste
  • Chili Flakes as per Taste
  • Whole wheat flour 2 tbsp
  • Milk 1.5 cup

 INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE SPINACH AND CORN SANDWICH WITH WHITE SAUCE

For spinach and corn mixture

  • In a saucepan, heat butter, add sweet corn, saute for 2 minutes.
  • Once corn cooks, finally add in Spinach and Oregano, chilli flakes, black salt and pepper, saute for few minutes. Turn off the heat, when Spinach is done

For the white sauce –

  • In a saucepan, heat butter/ ghee, add in wheat flour. Saute for 2 minutes.
  • Furthermore, add milk and stir continuously, also add a pinch of salt and stir until you get a sauce-like consistency. turn off the heat.
  • Add corn and spinach mixture sauce.
  • To make a sandwich, Take 2 bread slices. Spread butter on both slices, spread some mixture evenly on one slice. Cover with the second slice. Grill the sandwich on a heated grill pan. Repeat with remaining bread slices.
  • Serve hot with a chilled glass of cold coffee and some multigrain chips.

 

 

SPARKLING STRAWBERRY LIME COOLER

Sparkling Strawberry Lime cooler… a bubbly minty summer refresher, take your classic lemonade to a sophisticated level by adding strawberry mint ice cubes and sparkling water. The minty and lemony flavor mixed with the sweetness of fresh strawberries makes it a perfectly refreshing beverage for a hot afternoon……

Sparkling Strawberry Lime cooler

It’s finally one of my most favorite fruit seasons here…   yeah strawberries…. 🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓 Will be utilizing these beauties as much as I can before the season ends. So what can be better than a cooler in this scorching heat to start using these pretty strawberries, Sparkling Strawberry Lime Cooler!!  We all love fancy drinks and mocktails, don’t we? and trust me these are super easy to make. what you need to do is just open up your imagination and start experimenting. The end result will be super awesome.

Sparkling Strawberry Lime Cooler.

The taste of strawberries comes to life in the refreshing, Sparkling Strawberry Lime Cooler. It has long been a favorite drink of mine. Sparkling Strawberry Lime Cooler is fantastic on summer afternoons, can be served at a birthday party, or a girls night out and it makes a fabulous drink for family brunch as well. This Sparkling Cooler can be a fabulous addition to any party, you’l be hosting next.

Sparkling Strawberry Lime Cooler.

Sparkling Strawberry Lime Cooler is a delicious blend of lemons, mint, and strawberries. The lemon juice creates a tartness that is mellowed by the minty flavor of mint leaves and sweetness of the strawberries.  In the end, you will have a refreshing glass of a homemade translucent red refreshing drink.

Sparkling Strawberry Lime Cooler is incredibly good with strawberries and mint ice cubes floating in the drink and also adds to the presentation. The idea of freezing strawberries and mint inside the ice is fun and jazz up the drink as well.  To make the strawberries and mint ice cubes, you’ll just need 3 large strawberries, mint leaves, Water, and Ice cube tray. To start making strawberries and mint ice cubes first chop up strawberries and place few chopped strawberries and 2-3 mint leaves in each ice cube slot. Furthermore, pour water to fill the tray. Finally, freeze until solid. The strawberries and mint ice cubes are ready to dress up any summer drink.

You can even make these ice cubes in big batches and store up in your freezer. Therefore you can use them whenever you want to make a simple drink fancy. Or can just jass up plain water with a fruity and minty punch.

Strawberry Mint ice cubes

Strawberry Mint ice cubes

Strawberry Mint ice cubes

A bit of sparkle and cheer come together with this Sparkling Strawberry Lime Cooler. The taste of this invigorating and refreshing drink will definitely awe your guests. Sparkling Strawberry Lime Cooler tastes good, looks fancy and is super easy to make.

Sparkling Strawberry Lime cooler

Without utilizing any more minutes, mentioning below the details to make this refreshing Sparkling Strawberry Lime cooler:

Sparkling Strawberry Lime cooler recipe |  sparkling Strawberry mint lemonade recipe

Prep time: 5 mins | Cooking time: 5 mins Sparkling Strawberry Lime cooler

                 Total time: 10 mins

                      Serves: 3

 Cuisine: Summer Drinks, Mocktails

 

Ingredients for Sparkling Strawberry Lime cooler:

  •  ½ cups fresh strawberries, Strawberries, stems removed and chopped (approx. 3-4 large strawberries)
  •  5-6 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • Honey – 2 tbsp
  •  2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1.5 cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon pink salt
  • Sparkling water/club soda 1.5 cup
  • Strawberry and mint flavored Ice cubes – 7-8, to serve lemonade
  • Lemon wedges, for garnish

instructions to make Sparkling Strawberry Lime cooler:

  1. First of all, combine lemon juice, strawberries, and water in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Further, strain the mixture through a sieve. Add sugar, honey, and salt, mix well. Do a taste test and, if desired, stir in some more sugar.
  3. Transfer the strawberry lemonade mixture to a large pourable vessel. Chill well.
  4. To serve, combine equal parts of strawberry lemonade mix with sparkling water in a glass, Stir together. Top up the Sparkling Strawberry Lime Cooler with, Strawberry and mint flavored ice cubes. Garnish with a lemon wedge if you want to be extra fancy with the drink.