Healthy snacking is a real challenge, and it’s almost an oxymoron. But when the ingredients are clean and wholesome, without compromising on taste, healthy snacking can be possible! When Revive reached out to me for a review on their overnight oats, I just had to agree because I am such a sucker for overnight oats and I wanted to see what their range had to offer.
What really prompted me to do the review was the use of natural ingredients in the entire range of overnight oats. There are no artificial flavours, preservatives or sweeteners.
If you’ve always struggled to get the right proportion or texture of your overnight oats, you could give this a try. In each packet of 300g, just pour out 50g (suggested serving size) and add about 120ml of milk at night and the next morning, you have some seriously delicious overnight oats for your breakfast/ snack!
There is a generous amount of dried peach in the packet (Peach & Cinnamon). If you’re not into cinnamon, the taste of it is not really strong in this flavour. If you would like a stronger cinnamon flavour, I would suggest adding more cinnamon on your own.
The second flavour I tried was Chocolate Banana. This was da bomb! It’s no wonder this is the most popular flavour. It truly is delish. It feels like eating dessert for breakfast/ snack! It was not overly sweet and I’m so impressed that all the ratios of the ingredients are spot on. I was quite apprehensive about this one because I was afraid that it might be sickeningly sweet, but it turned out wonderful. Not only did I not crash right after eating this, I was energised and kept fuller for longer because of the wholesome ingredients in it.
Again, there are large chunks of dried fruit (i.e. pineapple) in this packet (Pina Colada flavour). The desiccated coconut comes through in every bite in his flavour so if you love it, you’re in luck. If not, then this might not be the flavour for you. I found this slightly sweeter than the chocolate banana.
The last flavour is Tropical Mango. The dried mango comes in pretty large chunks so you might have to proportion these out so that you get at least one of these in each serving you make. Again, I thought the desiccated coconut taste came across quite strongly, similar to the Pina Colada one.
Overall, I would say that I enjoy all the flavours. If I have to rank them, I would say Chocolate Banana is my favourite, followed by Peach Cinnamon, Pina Colada and Tropical Mango.
The preparation is easy and convenient. Just pour out 50g or scoop out 4 tablespoons of the package contents and add half cup or 120ml milk. I have tried it with almond milk and it works out fine too, just that I feel that with dairy, the oats taste creamier. There is no need to add any other sweetener or fruits or seeds/ nuts. Of course, if you would like some other additions, you can go ahead and do so. For me, I feel that it’s just right for me so I don’t add anything else. Actually, I’m very impressed that the sweetener used is Monk Fruit (luo han guo). So clever!
Normally when I prepare my own version of overnight oats, I would have to weigh out/ measure my oats, chia seeds and wash/chop some fruit to add to it in the morning so I find that using Revive’s Overnight Oats cuts down prep time. It’s so simple and convenient that there’s really no excuse not to eat healthily.
I actually wanted to try out some granola too but I’m allergic to all other tree nuts except almonds so I had to give that a miss. The nut butters are also worth a mention as they are 100% nuts, no nasties or anything else. That’s what I really like about Revive’s range of foods. Absolutely natural.
The nut butter is wholesome and fragrant and spreads easily on bread. There’s no added sugar or salt and in fact, the only ingredient is the nut itself. Because nuts naturally contain oil, there might be some oil that settles at the top when you store the bottle. Just give it a good mix before spreading, or store it upside down. I just like to give it a good stir anyway.
If you want to start eating healthily, perhaps you can head over to Revive to take a look at their range of products. They have made healthy snacking and eating convenient and a reachable goal.
Disclosure: Products were provided for review purposes. No monetary compensation was received.