Brighten the grey sky with Wild Berry Overnight Oats
Last night it started to snow, and our garden turned into a Winter Wonderland. Nevertheless, the sky was grey and moody, and I wanted a bit of that grey sky in my Wild Berry Overnight Oats. After screening my kitchen for something black, I found a few blackberries in the freezer and a pot of activated charcoal.
Soaked oats are always in my fridge, and all I had to do was mix them with soy yogurt and a cup of defrosted wild berries (a mix of blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries) and decorate with banana slices, blackberries and a few coconut flakes mixed with charcoal. Activated charcoal is a very fine powder usually made of burnt coconut shells. I bought it as a teeth whitening agent and don’t use very often in my kitchen.
Although adding charcoal to food is still very trendy on Instagram (black buns, black ice cream and black chia pudding everywhere), I would recommend to use it only sparingly, because it’s a highly absorptive agent and might absorb vitamins and minerals too. So be cautious with that ingredient!
Can you believe there is still a purple mallow blooming in the midst of snow and frost? I seeded it very late, almost September and it started to bloom in October. And it’s still there, at least for a couple of days. They were perfect for my Wild Berry Overnight Oats.
During this time of the year (with all the Christmas candies, cookies and gingerbread) I avoid adding simple sugars entirely but use erythritol only. This recipe calls for Sukrin Gold, a mixture of erythritol and stevia, golden-brown and caramel-sweet. Feel free to substitute it with an unrefined sweetener of choice; like whole cane sugar or coconut sugar or plain erythritol.
Has it snowed where you live? Let me know in the comments below; I would love to hear from you 😘😘 .
Wild Berry Overnight Oats
Vegan and sugar-free recipe for Wild Berry Overnight Oats with a sprinkle of activated charcoal.
- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats gluten-free
- 2 tbsp whole flax seeds
- 3/4 cup oat milk
- 3/4 cup soy yogurt unsweetened
- 1 cup wild berries
- 1 tsp coconut flakes
- 1/4 tsp activated charcoal
- 1/2 cup black berries
- 1 tbsp Sukrin Gold
- 1 banana
- edible flowers
Mix old-fashioned rolled oats with flax seeds, oat milk, soy yogurt and wild berries and refrigerate overnight.
The next morning, sweeten to taste with Sukrin Gold or sweetener of choice depending on the sweetness of your berries.
Transfer Overnight Oats to a bowl and top with banana slices, blackberries and edible flowers.
Mix coconut flakes with activated charcoal and sprinkle on top of your banana slices.
You can substitute Sukrin Gold with a sweetener of choice.
Use fresh or defrosted berries.