Soaked Cereal

It has been a little quiet around here on the blog lately…I’ve been spring cleaning…

The reason I’m spring cleaning? Well, I’ve been doing a 30 day course (Alexx Stuart) all about living a low tox life. So, this past month I’ve been overhauling my home to eliminate and reduce chemicals even further. I thought I was quite clued up on everything ‘low tox’ and ‘chemical free’ but I have learnt SO much this past 30 days and I would highly recommend the course to anyone, whether they are at the beginning of their journey or someone who has been on the path for a while.

The spring cleaning is a great feeling when it’s finished… However, I’ve got 3 rooms pulled apart with piles upon piles of things to go to Red Cross and we are currently experiencing a heat wave here in QLD! So, my progress has slowed quite considerably and I’ve decided to blog in the air con instead (haha).

It is far too hot to bake so I’ve decided to share this recipe for super easy soaked cereal instead. You don’t need any kind of milk for this recipe and you really can use any ingredients you have on hand. I can’t take credit for the idea behind this recipe though. My Mum often visited health retreats when we were growing up and this was something she had there and often recreated for us – long before overnight oats became the ‘in’ thing. This is my version of what I can remember and I often change the recipe to suit what I have on hand.

Soaked Cereal

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3 cups rolled oats
1 cup desiccated coconut
1 1/2 cups chopped nuts (I often use almonds and cashews)
1 1/2 cups chopped dried fruit (I use raisins, dates and sulphur free apricots)
1/2 cup seeds (I use pepitas)
Ground cinnamon

1. Put all ingredients in a bowl or container and mix well to combine.
2. Pour filtered water over the cereal until it’s only just covered – you don’t want it swimming in water though.
3. Sprinkle with cinnamon to completely cover the top.
4. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
5. To serve, place a few spoonfuls of soaked cereal in a bowl and top with yoghurt and chopped fresh fruit.

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