Recipe from page 29 of the Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon. **additional ideas from Luciana, Sophie and Renata!
Effortless Vegan Overnight Oats Ingredients:
Oat She Gloats.
1 cup gluten-free rolled oats **I like bulk organic Wholefoods
1 1/2 cups almond milk **I like Engine 2 brand—Wholefoods
1/4 cup chia seeds **I like any kind of organic
1 large banana **I like any kind of organic
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon **I don’t like much cinnamon—only a teensy sprinkle
**1/4 tsp pure vanilla (Renata and Sophie additions, but I think Angela would like!)
Fresh, mixed berries **I like seasonal blueberries that were picked by Jane Smith for Sophie in Michigan. Thank you Jane!
Ultimate Nutty Granola Clusters (from page 31…I did not use this, but rather my own sprinkles of stuff I love)
Hemp seeds (I did not use hemp, but used ground flaxseed, see Renata’s Additional Sprinkles)
Pure maple syrup or other sweetener (optional, **and I found no sweetener to be best flavor for me.)
In a small bowl, whisk together oats, almond milk, chia seeds, banana and cinnamon. Cover and refrigerate overnight to thicken.
In the morning, str the oat mixture to combine. Serve the oats in a jar or a parfait dish, alternating with layers of fresh fruit (such as mixed berries), granola, hemp seeds, and a drizzle of sweetener, if desired.
**I just mixed oats, almond milk, mashed banana, chia seeds, vanilla,a hand full of blueberries, hand full of chopped strawberries, pinches of cashews, walnuts, pecans, sunflower seeds and ground flaxseed with a spoon in a glass container with lid. Popped it over night in fridge. It tasted ready to slurp in less than an hour!
Renata’s Additional Sprinkles
Hand crush and use only a light pinch of Non-GMO or organic:
unsweetened, dried coconut
Luscious abundance of:
seasonal blueberries, raspberries & strawberries
♥ da story
Story of Gluten-Free & Vegans Glowing Together
Can I please take a few moments to praise the wondrous Angela Liddon, creator of The Oh She Glows mega-blog and cook book?
Blogger, writer, photographer, cookbook author. None of these titles seem enough to declare the gifts that Angela Liddon brings to the world with her Oh She Glows recipes, photographs and stories. If we are influenced by the meaning of our given names, then “angel” does indeed seem a more appropriate title.
Whole Food Heroine, Flavor Liberator, Image Enchantress, Slurp Savior, Aromatic Artiste, Beet-Rooter, Vegan Virtuoso, Gluten-free (ish) Good Samaritan, Produce Painter, and Sugar-Free Sweetheart.
If any of these titles have causes you to lustfully procure Angela’s cookbook, “The Oh She Glows Cookbook—Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out”, then you are in for a treat.
Enjoy pouring over the photographs, which themselves are mostly Angela and her husband’s Eric’s very own works of art. The images could be framed, placed in your kitchen and absorbed into your evenly-keeled blood stream for inspiration. Lidden gems.
The truth is that this girl has a gift; several actually. Angela’s treasures, which she delivers with such strength and vulnerability, were grown from a garden of painful experiences with a decade-long eating disorder. She plucked up the ingredients from her past, seasoned them with love, combined them with a fiercely intelligent passion for nutritional research, and served them up with a generous heart that would have DaVinci drooling over the colors, flavors and shapes that make the human body purr.
Angela’s vegan, often gluten-free, whole foods recipes reach across nutritional boundaries. Her photos and flavors could lure hard core carnivores to try her summertime cherry bruschetta, crowd-pleasing Tex-Mex casserole, or gluten-free chocolate-almond brownies. Omnivores like me rejoice in the recipes that can be served to vegans, carnivores, vegetarians, gluten-free guts, organic panic palettes, and regular-old-JoJos. Entertaining ease, at last.
Recently, I gave The Oh She Glows cookbook to my friend’s 4-year-old daughter Luciana and told her we could cook any recipe she chose.
Luciana chose “Effortless Vegan Overnight Oats”, on page 29. (In fairness, that particular photo is the work of Dave Biesse, and it is lusicous!)
I rolled up my sleeves and prepared myself for 3-4 hours of baking in Renata’s Kitchen with my little Luciana for the day.
Lo and behold, no such effort was required.
Luciana, my daughter Sophie and I quite easily mixed the ingredients, which required no baking at all, simply soaked overnight, and were such fun to ‘decorate’ in the morning!
Not only was this dish delightful to prepare, but it was cheap, cheerful and put the color back in my cheeks after weeks of over indulging in all kinds of junk recently.
I feel thoroughly detoxified by this amazing parfait, and added a few fun sprinkles of my own to create an original work of art that controlled hunger for hours. Even my husband lapped up this luscious breakfast and brought it into the office with him in favor of convenience or labor intensive food.
Truth is, like all great artists, Angela’s work inspires others.
Our crowing jewels were made from the inspirational gifts served up by Angela Liddon in The Oh She Glows Cookbook.
The gems were sweet yet sugar-free. They were full of fiber, yet made with only a few simple ingredients.
♥ da quote
Angela Liddon quotes Margaret Mead in introduction of Oh She Glows Cookbook:
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.