Embrace the golden milk trend and fuel up with this aromatic, fiber-filled overnight oats recipe. Packed with anti-inflammatory turmeric, low-fat milk and oats, this easy, prep-ahead brekkie will keep you going for hours on busy weekdays (and weekends)!
On Sundays, I meal prep. I spend about 3 hours a day commuting during the week so Sundays are my opportunity to get ahead of the meal game, and fill my fridge with dishes that can be repurposed in many recipes throughout the week.
Ever since I developed this recipe for Wild Blueberries, overnight oats have become a popular addition to my Sunday culinary extravaganza. This version draws on the flavors of golden milk; a creamy, turmeric-infused drink that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries.
Health Benefits of Turmeric
Early research suggests that consuming turmeric may be helpful for joint pain, type II diabetes, cognitive health, mood, fighting colorectal cancer and more . Turmeric has strong inflammation-fighting properties, and functions as an antioxidant, however we still have much to learn about this sunflower yellow spice.
If you're like me, and queuing-up another Sunday meal prep session later today, this recipe is a must on your menu.
- 1 tsp turmeric
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup low-fat milk
- Combine the turmeric, cinnamon, vanilla and maple syrup in a medium mixing bowl. Stir together with a spoon.
- Add the shredded coconut, old-fashioned oats, and low-fat milk to the bowl. Stir until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
- Spoon the oat mixture into two serving bowls, or glasses, cover, and refrigerate overnight. Top with Greek yogurt, and fresh fruit before serving.
 Curcumin. Higdon, J. Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center. Updated 2016. Accessed on April 1, 2017.