Overnight oats recipe: this bircher muesli is the best way to start your mornings

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Frankly, we feel sorry for porridge come summer, but these overnight oats will have you reinstating the love immediately. It’s the perfect post-workout meal to eat straight from the fridge. Plus, soaking oats (as opposed to cooking them) releases more beta-glucan – a type of fibre that reduces cholesterol – while adding pumpkin packs it with vitamin C to support cell repair. Granola will be jealous.


40g pumpkin puree

1 tbsp chia seeds

25g oats

10g vanilla protein powder

100ml plant milk

1 apple

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp brown sugar

1 tbsp melted chocolate

1/4 cup blueberries


Put pumpkin puree, chia seeds, oats, protein powder, plant milk and cinnamon to a jar. 

Mix and leave in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

Chop your apple into cubes and add to a pan with brown sugar, cinnamon and a splash of water. 

Cook until tender. Add the apples to the bottom of a mason jar. 

Melt chocolate and drizzle on the inside of the jar. 

Layer the oat mixture on top of the apples, followed by blueberries, and alternate until the jar is full. Then, top with any of your favourite extras. 

Here, we’ve used coconut yoghurt, peanut butter and a protein cookie dough ball 

Recipe & image courtesy of Miriam of Meals By Miri

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Chloe Gray

Chloe Gray is the senior writer for stylist.co.uk's fitness brand Strong Women. When she's not writing or lifting weights, she's most likely found practicing handstands, sipping a gin and tonic or eating peanut butter straight out of the jar (not all at the same time).

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