Summertime Oatmeal

by VSLW Member


Serves: 2 Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 1 cup/ 100g rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds (or linseeds)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 ¾ cups /425ml Almond Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Date Syrup*
  • 1 2- to 3-inch/ 5 to 8cm piece vanilla pod, split and scraped (or 1 teaspoon extract)
  • ⅔ cup/ 65g fresh or frozen blueberries or ⅔ cup/ 125g strawberries

    *Date Syrup

  • 1⁄2 cup pitted dates
  • 1⁄2 cup boiling water
  • 1⁄2 tsp. blended peeled lemon
  • Combine the dates and hot water in a heatproof bowl and set aside for an hour to soften the dates.
  • Transfer the dates and water to a high-speed


Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl and stir to mix. Spoon into two 1-pint/ 470ml jars
with tight-fitting lids or two small bowls and cover tightly. Refrigerate overnight and remove the
vanilla pod before serving.

Note: Try chopped dates or other fruit sweetener in place of date syrup. (rkb)

Recipe: How Not to Die Cookbook



Some people think of oats as a hot cereal perfect for when leaves start falling or there’s snow on
the ground, but I love them all year round. In our house, we call this version Summertime
Oatmeal because it’s a cool and refreshing way to enjoy oatmeal even when it’s sweltering
outside. Prepare it the night before and spoon the goodness into jars for a quick and easy

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