It’s finally the berry season again, and alongside with forever-favorites e.g. strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and currants, lingonberries have become my number one berry at the moment. We all know berries are super good for you, containing a massive amount of powerful antioxidants and other vitamins and minerals.
In Skandinavia lingonberries have been called the new super fruit. Since as compared to it’s perhaps better know sister cranberry, lingonberries contain a higher amount of antioxidants. Also all berries are a good source of flavonoids but lingonberries contain more flavonoids than any other berry. These red beauties also contain a wide variety of plant chemicals called polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants. These natural ingredients help neutralize the effects of the sun’s radiation and prevent the signs of aging on your skin. I shall call it a youth-boosting wonder-berry.
Soaking (and activating) your oats overnight makes them easier to digest, which means your body can also absorb and use all the nutrients better. Not to mention, overnight oats are so easy to pack with and take-away. Lately I’ve been attending yoga classes early in the morning, and then enjoying my breakfast afterwards before heading to work. I only hope you’ll love this recipe as much as I do!
Vanilla Lingonberry Overnight Oats
(makes 2 servings)
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup fresh or frozen lingonberries
1 cup coconut mylk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup rolled oats
2 tbsp chia seeds
salt to taste
Place the banana, lingonberries, coconut mylk and vanilla extract in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Add the rolled oats and chia seeds. Stir well to combine. Season with salt. Divide into two air-tight containers and place in the fridge overnight, or 12-24 hours. Serve with fresh fruit and berries. Enjoy!
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