FAQs

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General

What are The Earthy’s Overnight Oats?

Instead of cooking, the oats are soaked overnight and a "cold porridge" is created.
The slow soaking process brings more nutrients, better digestion and SLOW-release energy throughout the day.

Our overnight oats are a range of Asian-inspired, superfood-enriched breakfast options that are healthy, delicious, and easy to prepare.

Why soaking?

  1. Enhanced Digestibility: Soaking helps to break down starches in the oats, making them easier to digest.
  2. Improved Texture: Overnight soaking gives the oats a creamy, porridge-like consistency without the need for cooking.
  3. Nutrient Absorption: This process helps reduce natural phytic acid, a compound commonly found in grains, nuts, and seeds.
    Phytic acid can impede the absorption of minerals such as zinc, iron, calcium, and magnesium.
    Soaking these foods can significantly lower their phytic acid content, thereby improving the availability of these essential minerals.
  4. Convenience: Soaked oats are ready to eat in the morning, saving time for those with busy schedules.

What’s special about The Eathy's products?

  • Asian-inspired flavours
  • No added sugar, no sweetener
  • Plant based. Nut free Available
  • Only whole food ingredients. Check our ingredients here
  • Powered by superfoods
  • Hand-made & small batch

What is taro?

Taro is a starchy root vegetable widely used in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific Islands.
It tastes slightly sweet and nutty, often compared to a sweet potato but with a creamier texture and a more complex flavor profile that includes hints of vanilla and coconut.

Find out more about our ingredients here.

Are your ingredients organic or fair trade?

Currently, some of our ingredients are organic. However, difficulties in sourcing, being a small company, and trying to keep costs down for the consumer make this difficult. We are working on this.

Do your products contain added sugar?

No, the slight sweetness comes solely from the natural ingredients themselves, such as goji berries and jujube fruit."

Sugar, what’s the problem?

We all recognise how important it is to eat healthy. But much of the food we buy contains hidden sugar that our body doesn’t need and it’s addictive. In fact, approximately 80% of food products you find on supermarket shelves contain added sugars. The more sugar you eat, the more you crave it. And for a person who has had too much sugar over a long period of time, serious health issues can occur like obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

Should we cut sugar out completely?

We know avoiding added sugars, which are prevalent today, isn't easy. While moderation is key, it's important to distinguish between added sugars and natural sugars found in fruits.
Fruits offer a nutritious package of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber, making their sugar content less harmful.
Our solution? We've created overnight oats free from added sugars, loaded with nutrient-dense ingredients, to satisfy your sweet cravings in a healthier way!
Find out here.

Do you offer gluten-free option?

Currently, our overnight oats are not gluten-free, but we're actively exploring options to introduce gluten-free varieties in the future.

Are your products suitable for vegans and vegetarians?

yes, all of our products are 100% vegan, plant-based, dairy-free and sugar free.

Overnight Oat | Dried Mix

How do I prepare it?

Preparation is quick and easy.

Before bed, pour your pack in our glass jar (or other container). Add your favourite milk (less milk = thicker, more milk = creamier).

Mix evenly, refrigerate, and let the magic soak overnight.

Ready when you wake up! 

What milk should I use?

You can use any type of milk with our overnight oats ‚Äď dairy or plant-based.
I personally enjoy using oat milk, but feel free to choose your favourite

Can I use water?

No it will significantly compromise¬†the¬†flavour. It's¬†like¬†having cereal with water ‚Äď not recommended!

How many serving is one pack?

Each pack contains 1-3 servings, depending on your appetite. They are quite satiating!

If one pack is too much for you, feel free to eat half and put it back in the fridge (up to 5 days).

Just make sure that you prepare the whole pack at once to ensure a perfect blend of flavours and textures.

How long can I keep it?

The unprepared product has a shelf life of at least 2 months.

Once mixed with milk, they can be refrigerated and enjoyed for up to 5 days, making them perfect for weekly meal prep.

If you have any leftovers, just make sure to keep them in the fridge with the lid tightly closed and consume it within 5 days.

How long should I soak my overnight oats for?

We highly recommend soaking your overnight oats for at least 8 hours for the creamier texture and the benefits it provides.

How is this different from regular oatmeals or overnight oats I make at home?

Our Asian-inspired overnight oats stand out from traditional oatmeal or homemade overnight oats due to the incorporation of unique Asian superfoods, which offer not only distinctive flavours and textures, but also significant health benefits. These nutrient-dense ingredients provide additional vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, contributing to an overall healthier meal option.

Additionally, our recipes have been tested and perfected over countless trials, ensuring a consistently enjoyable experience that would be challenging to replicate at home. We know it's hard to make something with no added sugar delicious! 

The convenience of our pre-packaged product saves time and effort, making it an attractive choice for busy individuals seeking both delicious taste and optimal nutrition.

Does it help lose weight?

Our overnight oats contain no added sugars, and only use whole food ingredients. When consumed as part of a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity, they can potentially help with weight management.

The high fibre content in both oats and the included superfoods help promote feelings of fullness and satiety, which could prevent overeating and support weight loss efforts.

Are your products high in protein?

Our Peanut & Jujube variety contains 20% protein naturally. We don't add protein powder to our products, but you're welcome to mix in your own to suit your dietary needs

Can the overnight oats be eaten warm?

While our overnight oats are primarily designed for cold consumption, you can certainly try them warm. Just be sure to soak them overnight as usual, then gently heat them.

Start with 10 seconds in the microwave, as longer heating may make them stickier.
Feel free to experiment to find your perfect temperature.

Overnight oats VS Hot porridge

By not heating the oats as in our overnight oats, they maintain a higher content of resistant starch.

Digestion: Resistant starch is beneficial for digestion as it can act as a prebiotic, feeding beneficial gut bacteria.

Blood Sugar Levels: Because resistant starch isn't quickly digested, it helps in moderating blood sugar levels after meals. This slower digestion means it has a lower impact on blood sugar compared to more quickly digested starches.

Sensation of Fullness: Resistant starch can indeed contribute to a feeling of fullness. This is due to its fermentation in the large intestine and its slower digestion rate, which can help in reducing overall food intake.

What if I don't have The Earthy jar? Can I prepare it in any jar?

Yes, you can prepare our overnight oats in any jar or container. The Earthy jar, specifically designed for our overnight oats, eliminates the need for measuring milk and is perfect for on-the-go convenience.

However, any container will work well‚ÄĒjust add the oats, your chosen milk, and let them soak.

Overnight Oats | Ready To Eat

What's the shelf life?

The average shelf life is 5 days when refrigerated on arrival. As they are made from fresh, natural ingredients with no weird chemical preservatives, they do have a naturally short shelf life but they can all be frozen - which we highly recommend if you don't think you will eat them all in time. 

To defrost simply leave in the fridge overnight and devour within 24 hours.

What milk do you use in your ready-to-eat oats?

We use Oatly The Organic Oat Drink (water, oats, sea salt).
We love plant based milk with the cleanest and simplest ingredients.

How many serving is one jar?

One jar of our ready-to-eat overnight oats contains 200g, which equates to 1-3 servings, depending on how hungry you are. These oats are quite filling!

If a full jar is too much for one meal, you can easily eat half and store the rest in the fridge to enjoy later, making sure to consume it before the expiration date.

Can I freeze the jars?

Yeees! They can all be frozen - which we highly recommend if you don't think you will eat them all in time. Just make sure you freeze them on arrival.

To defrost simply leave in the fridge overnight and devour within 24 hours

How do you keep them fresh during transit?

We ship our ready-to-eat overnight oats in insulated bags with ice packs, using next-day delivery to ensure freshness.

It's important to ensure someone is home to receive the delivery, as they need to be refrigerated upon arrival to maintain their quality.

Jujube Fruit

What is jujube superfruit?

In short, it’s an ancient superfruit that’s sun-dried on the tree with lots of health benefits. It has been an essential ingredient in Eastern medicine and beauty for over 4,000 years. Find out more details here.

Who can eat jujube? 

It’s essentially a dried fruit, so generally speaking, if you eat other dried fruit, this is also safe for everyone including kids & elderly people. 

How much jujube is recommended to consume daily?

For a generally healthy person, it can be consumed daily and it’s recommended to stick to about a half-cup serving of dried jujube per day.

Is jujube fruit safe to eat during pregnancy?

If taken in moderation Jujube is safe to consume during pregnancy for a generally healthy person.
The jujube fruit is high in folic acid, which aids in the production of blood cells and promotes fetal development. It also contains zinc, which aids in fetal brain development and improves cognitive function.

How do you eat jujube

You can directly snack it or use it in recipes.  Check out our newly launched Jujube Recipe Book!