Last night I had a really good idea. I thought it was quite original and that I was a genius. I googled it to make sure…and no, my idea wasn’t as original as I thought. So, not a genius. But it’s cool. Great minds think alike. I just wasn’t the first one!
I was wondering what to have for breakfast today, as I like to do. You see, I love breakfast. I put a lot of thought into my breakfast. I can’t drink a cup of coffee and call it breakfast. I would cry. No, I would. You don’t know me. I have to chew something and it has to fill me up. Breakfast is important to me. So I think about it all the time. I think about lunch all the time too. Ooh, and dinner. I guess I like to think of my next meal a lot.
But I digress.
I thought about making overnight oats but I didn’t have any bananas, which is how I usually sweeten my overnight oats. And then it struck me. I have a tonne of dates leftover from Ramadan. Surely that would work? Yes…surely. I looked around my pantry and fridge for other yums to add to the concoction.
Sunflower seed butter? YES.
Shredded coconut? Pourquoi pas?
And almonds, which were even pre-soaked. Yeah, I sometimes have pre-soaked almonds lying around. No bigs.
I mixed ’em all up in a clean jar of what used to be Tostitos salsa and had a taste. And I was BLOWN AWAY. God, it was good. Man, it was sooo damn good. Even though I was hyping up the dates, for me, it was the shredded coconut that…made my tongue dance. (…yeah, I’m just gonna go with it.) There was a party in my mouth this morning and it was all thanks to the unexpected guest, the almighty coconut.
Okay, now I’m just delirious. Just trust me and make this. You can thank me later.
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup soy milk
2 tbsp sunflower seed butter
1 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
5 pre-soaked raw almonds (I didn’t even bother slicing them up because ain’t nobody got time for that!)
3 dates, chopped
Combine all the ingredients in a jar or bowl. Let chill in the fridge overnight. In the morning, take it out and get that party started!