Ramadan food: Tropical overnight oats

Home & Away Tuesday 20/June/2017 18:25 PM
By: Times News Service
Ramadan food: Tropical overnight oats

Healthy fast – Suhoor

Suhoor is the most important meal of the day during Ramadan as it is the fuel to get you through a day of fasting. Since most of us eat Suhoor just before Fajr, it also needs to be quick and easy to prepare. This makes it tempting to reach for a bowl of sugary cereal or a pastry, but these high-carb, low-protein options will have you feeling hunger pangs long before Maghrib. Instead, try this make-ahead, protein and fibre-packed option.

Tropical overnight oats
Serves 2

1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup low fat milk
1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 cup dried cherries, if available (substitute any dried berry)
1/2 cup fresh pineapple, diced (reserve a few slices for topping)
1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts, cashews, or any nut of choice (reserve some for topping)

In a large bowl, stir together the oats, low fat milk, coconut, brown sugar, and dried cherries. Divide the mixture between jars or Tupperware containers with lids or small bowls covered with cling wrap. Refrigerate overnight. To serve, stir the oats and top each jar with chopped pineapple and nuts.