Looking for a quick and easy breakfast idea? Here AW‘s Paul Freary talks you through how to make overnight oats with US Montmorency Tart Cherries.
To make two servings, you’ll need:
• 1 cup dried US Montmorency tart cherries
• 1 cup old-fashioned oats
• 1 cup almond milk
• 1/2 cup slivered almonds
• 2 tablespoons cherry concentrate
• 2 tablespoons chia seeds
• 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
There are more than 50 studies supporting the potential health benefits of Montmorency tart cherries – from inflammation and exercise recovery, to sleep. Turns out, the tart taste is an indication of the amount of anthocyanins inside. These flavonoid compounds are behind the sourness, intense red colour and potential health-promoting properties, like reducing muscle soreness after exercise, easing arthritis pain and enhancing heart health. They may even help you sleep better at night because they contain melatonin, a natural hormone that regulates our sleep cycle.