Adding Herbal Tea to Overnight Oats

Have you ever thought of adding a bit of herbal tea to your overnight oats? What a wonderful way to drink (or eat!) up all the properties that plants offer. Some are grounding, some are stimulating, some ramp up digestion, some are relaxing.

Oats themselves are a nervine tonic.  They are grounding and soothing, both topically and internally.  Typically, I make a jar of overnight oats with

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 3/4 cup liquid (1/4 cup chamomile tea, 1/2 cup coconut milk shown here)
  • handful berries
  • 1 TBLSP nut butter

The liquid, as listed above, can be a combo of milk (coconut, dairy, soy, rice) and herbal tea.  A nice blend is 1/4 cup tea, 1/2 cup milk.

Simply steep 1/4 herbal tea, covered, for about 5-8 minutes. Strain the leaves and pour the tea into your jar of oats.

Cover the jar with a lid, shake or stir, and refrigerate overnight. When you wake, the oats will have absorbed the liquid and all its herbal goodness. Scoop oats into small saucepan and warm on the stove. You can drizzle more milk, honey or maple syrup, top with nuts and seeds, sliced apple or banana, and extra herbs from your tea.

Here are some other combos that work well in overnight oats:

  • peanut butter + banana + walnuts
  • lavender tea + honey
  • licorice root tea + chopped dates
  • apple + cinnamon + raisins
  • raspberries + dark chocolate chunks
  • Golden milk: turmeric + cloves + black peper + honey + coconut milk
  • maple syrup + walnuts
  • peppermint tea + cacao nibs

Any other favourites? Feel free to share below or tag us on Instagram @nextbitenutrition

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