It’s so nice to open my refrigerator in the morning and see my jar of overnight oats. I LOVE overnight oats. It has a much different texture than hot oatmeal and the only morning preparation involved is opening the lid and getting a spoon. Also, it’s cool and refreshing on warm days when hot cereal just doesn’t sound good. Whether you are super-busy in the morning or know that your head and body don’t cooperate enough to fix something yummy, this is great to wake-up to.
Apparently, I am late to the party with this recipe as Pinterest has a million variations of this tasty, convenient and satisfying meal. The recipe I have below is made with foods that are head-friendly to most of us with migraines. There are MANY variations with other head-friendly foods that you can have fun with but this is a great start.
1/3 Cup Oats (Old fashioned, steel cut or organic, not “quick” or instant)
1/3 Cup Milk or Pear Nectar or Peach Nectar
1/3 Cup Water
1 tsp Maple Syrup or Honey
2 Drops of Vanilla Extract
½ tsp Cinnamon
1 Cup Fresh or Frozen Berries
Before bed, get a mason jar or container with a lid and add all of the above ingredients. Close the lid tightly and shake. Place it in the refrigerator overnight and let time do it’s magic on the texture and flavors. Experiment with different amounts of water depending on the texture you prefer.
You can make several batches at once as the texture of the oats will hold-up and the tyramine content stays low.