Carrots for breakfast. Sounds kind of weird doesn't it? Carrot cake on the other hand...yum. Ok, so I can't promise that this is as nice as having cake for breakfast, but the key flavours are definitely there and it's nice and filling to get your day off to the right start. If you find overnight oats a bit slimy(!) then you could always give them a quick blast in the microwave before eating. Alternatively, leave out the yoghurt and cook as porridge in a pan on the hob.
Half a medium sized carrot, grated
4 heaped tbsp oats (~45g)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
1 tbsp chia seeds
3 tbsp yoghurt (I use Koko coconut yoghurt)
4 tbsp milk of choice (I use cashew or oat), plus extra to loosen if mixture is too thick.
1 tbsp liquid sweetner e.g. agave
Mix together the dry ingredients.
Add wet ingredients into dry and mix well.
Refrigerate (covered) overnight.
You could also add some vanilla protein powder for a post-workout boost - this will sweeten it up a bit, so you might want to leave out the agave.
Big shout out to Zanna Van Dijk ( www.zannavandijk.co.uk ) whose carrot porridge Instagram post reminded me about this overnight oat recipe which I hadn't made for ages :)