Women’s health is a cause very close to my heart and I think there are far too many of us out there who just don’t look after ourselves properly. While there is no denying I enjoy a sweet treat (or two!) quite regularly, I also know it’s important to make sure I am eating a balanced diet and getting all the nutrients and vitamins I need to keep me well both now and in the future.
Next week Dairy Australia is running Healthy Bones Action Week (which kicks off on Monday) and this year the focus is on women age 50 and over as they are most at risk of accelerated bone loss growth which can lead to conditions such as Osteoporosis. This year Healthy Bones Action Week is all about encouraging these women to sign up for the Fit, Fab & 50 Challenge to help them kick start their journey towards better bone health by helping them to take action for stronger bones.
Along with getting outside and enjoying the sunshine for a good Vitamin D hit, engaging in regular weight bearing exercise and eating four daily serves of dairy are other ways to help keep our bones healthy, so today I’m sharing a calcium rich recipe for Banana, Date and Walnut Overnight Oats from the Legendairy recipe collection.
As well as being filled with lots of good stuff, these easy Overnight Oats are also quick to prepare and are a great way of making sure you eat a substantial breakfast instead of eating your toddlers leftovers….
- ½ cup of rolled oats
- ½ cup of milk
- ½ cup of greek yoghurt
- 1 banana
- 3 fresh dates - sliced
- 1 tablespoon of walnuts - toasted
- 1 teaspoon of chia seeds
- Cut the banana in half and mash in a small bowl before adding the milk, greek yoghurt, 2 of the sliced dates and chia seeds.
- Mix to combine all of the ingredients before covering the bowl and placing it into the fridge and leaving overnight.
- The next morning, warm your oats in the microwave for 30 seconds (optional), before slicing the remaining half of the banana and adding it along with the toasted walnuts and remaining sliced date to your oats
To learn more about Healthy Bones Week as well as sign up for the Fit, Fab & 50 Challenge (signing up also puts you into the running to win one of 70 $100 supermarket vouchers or one lucky first prize winner will take home a Michael Kors handbag, visit the Healthy Bones website today.
Please note this is not a sponsored post, this is a topic close to my heart that I wanted to raise awareness for.
I hadn’t thought about putting the oats in milk etc and leaving it overnight in the refrigerator. Great idea and I am going to have to try this recipe.
I hope you enjoy Cindy 🙂
The rolled oats in the ingredients… Is this pre-cooked or dry?
Hi Mary, The rolled oats I used in this recipe were dry. I hope that helps 🙂
Yum! I’ve been a big fan of Sammie’s overnight oats recipe, can’t wait to try yours! Xx
Vicki @ Boiled Eggs & Soldiers
What a great cause and I am a fan of overnight oats, those look yummy. x
Being a yoghurt freak I think I am pretty high up on the calcium intake but I just luuurve overnight oats. I also use coconut milk to make my overnight oats for a tropical treat in the morning. Yum!
THE HUNGRY MUM
such a healthy breakfast idea – love this hearty start to the day.
My kind of breakfast.
Great work lovely lady and a great cause! xx
Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
Yum!!! I love overnight oats! And what a great cause too!
It sure does and brekky recipes don’t get much easier than this!
Shannon @ Oh Creative Day
Such an easy and nutritious way to start the day! I love a brekkie that can be prepared the night before- it helps the day start smoothly!