Now, if you have ever done the Slimming World Diet (or even if you haven’t) you will have heard the term “Over-night Oats!” Basically the idea is that you put a portion of oats, some fat free yogurt and some fruit in a bowl overnight in the fridge so they are ready for the next morning for breakfast. Now, this is all very well and good but when you are a single working mum who has a baby/toddler that often goes through the sleeping patterns of a newborn making you a close resemblance to a zombie, you’ll forgive me if I don’t always remember to make stuff the night before (I may pass out over my laptop!) Huge problem when you like overnight oats and they are a great part of your diet meaning I usually resorted to butter-less toast and… that is just WRONG!
Well, I need worry no more. Introducing MOMA (Making Oats More Awesome) which is a raspberry and coconut flavoured muesli. Now, I know what you are thinking… but that isn’t the same as overnight oats, but that is where you are wrong. You pour yourself a bowl, add some apple juice and some natural yogurt (I used some with honey though you can have plain or any flavour) mix and then leave for five minutes. So, I did this and then made Alyssa some toast and then took both our breakfasts to the table and sat down, I have to say rather dubiously, to try out these new “over-night oats!”
Well damn if they were not delicious! Seriously they were really good and less mushy than overnight oats can sometimes get and I liked the extra wetness. Also, you know how that “suggested portion size” on that back of a packet is normally one mouthful and then you’re hungry and snacking until lunch?! Well, I followed the amounts exactly and was really pleased with the portion allowance and I did find it really filling. Of course in walked my mum wondering what I was munching, saw “gluten free” on the box and went and grabbed herself a bowl and she loved them too. I am not a huge fan of coconut at all but it is not a strong flavour, there is just a nice general fruitiness to the whole thing and I have always loved muesli ever since I was a little girl and would eat it with my nanny!
You can head over to the MOMA SHOP and take a look at their shop and see some of the amazing ranges they have available!