You know I never take pictures, and you can probably tell why. I thought I'd try to make a new habit out of it and share our suhoor meals over the month. Iftar for us is usually a normal dinner with some extra fruit, salad and smoothies. Alhamdulillah. But suhoor is a little more thoughtful as it's key in being able to get through the next day without hardship.
You might have seen me mention that I started making overnight oats last year, and this year I'll be doing the same. The plan is to include a smoothie with our suhoor and lots of water, of course. Look out for our smoothie recipes throughout the month too! (I also usually have tea at both iftar and suhoor to avoid caffeine withdrawal symptoms...)
Here is a few tbsp of rolled oats, a tbsp of chia seeds, both good for slow release energy, about half a tbsp of xylitol (natural sugar substitute with low glycemic index) and a little cinnamon. To this I added two tsp of natural yoghurt and plenty of milk to cover. I prepped this about 3pm and will leave it in the fridge until about 2am to allow the chill to go before having it at suhoor.
Do you make overnight oats? Please share your recipes! I know they will likely be more impressive than mine...
Cinnamon and Chia Seed Overnight Oats
4 Tbsp rolled oats
1 Tbsp whole chia seeds
1/2 Tbsp xylitol (or sugar, honey, or other sugar substitute)
1/2 Tsp ground cinnamon
2 Tsp Youghurt (unsweetened, any kind)
Enough milk to cover well (the oats and chia seeds will soak up lots of liquid)
Then just cover and leave it in the fridge for a few hours until you're ready to eat. You might want to take it out a little before you plan on eating them, so they're not so cold.
While you're here, check out our 30 acts for Ramadan post to boost your imaan in the blessed month.