Thank G for Flexible Working Conditions
You may have seen me post on Facebook that I’m in beautiful Argentina on a last-minute trip to support my mum and stepdad, who is unfortunately unwell. I am so deeply grateful for a job-flexibility that allows me to up-sticks and travel where I need to be, without losing my ability to make a living. In fact, stepping away from my ‘normal’ life has removed me from the usual domestic distractions so that I can focus on doing a really great job of redesigning the Vitality Detox for our New Year cleanse, whilst still being available for my loved ones 🙂
When I first set up Raw Freedom I didn’t realise that I was creating a business that, should I want, slotted neatly into the ‘digital nomad’ category. My own perception of digital nomadary is mixed. I grew up with a basic, hardcore work ethic – work all the hours god sends and you might just make ends meet. Digital nomads tend to give the air of happy-go-lucky individuals with not a care in the world. I can tell you from experience, although you may indeed end up in that place, it usually takes a lot of hard work and uncertainty before you can reap the rewards of this lifestyle. And here I am, a grateful digital nomad doing work that helps people feel confident and positive about themselves, whilst being abroad to support my family.
A Little Shoe-Horning Goes a Long Way
I created today’s recipe, and next week’s, whilst still in my yurt in Devon (as you’ll be able to tell from the photos 🙂 ). I was thinking about all the festive indulgences that we excitedly embark on during the Christmas holidays, and what a relief I always find it when I manage to shoe-horn in a healthy meal. So that’s what I’m giving you – a few healthy recipes to shoe-horn in between all the festive treats 🙂
Today’s recipe is a breakfast. In the run-up to Christmas, and in the days after, you can do yourself a real favour by having as many healthy breakfasts as you can. Every clean meal counts as we navigate through the ultimate season of excess!
(P.s. if you want to know more about our upcoming Vitality Detox please click here for more info)
This Week’s Recipe: Festive Overnight Oats
Today’s recipe is super-easy and quick, and yummy to boot 🙂 It’s healthy and energising, whilst also tasting like a treat. What’s not to love! This makes enough for one person.
1 handful of pumpkin seeds, soaked overnight and rinsed
3 handfuls porridge oats
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 small handful goji berries + extra for sprinkling
1 small handful golden raisins + extra for sprinkling
1 small handful sugar-free cranberries + extra for sprinkling
300 ml/10 fl oz plant-based milk
2 spoonfuls of coconut yoghurt
The night before:
Cover your pumpkin seeds in water and leave to soak overnight (if you forget to do this, just use unsoaked seeds in the morning).
Put all the rest of the ingredients, apart from the yoghurt, into a bowl. Mix well and leave to stand overnight.
In the morning:
Drain and rinse the pumpkin seeds. Save a small handful for decorating, and stir the rest into the soaked oat and fruit mix.
Dollop the yoghurt on top of the overnight oats, and sprinkle with the remaining pumpkin seeds and dried berries before serving.
Note: if you are making this for a number of people, times the recipe by the number of people and make it in a larger bowl.