V’Oh Canada Day

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on July 1, 2010

Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians!

In honour of our great country, I made some extra special Vegan Overnight Oats this morning! VOO => V’OH!

Canada Day Recipes

V’Oh Canada Oats


  • 1/2 cups oats
  • 1.25 cups almond milk
  • 1 tbsp pure Canadian maple syrup
  • 1-2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract



  • Banana Soft Serve
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Strawberries (you could also use cherries)


Directions: Whisk together VOO ingredients and place in fridge overnight or for 1-2 hours. In the morning, if the overnight oats mixture is too “soupy” add another tablespoon of chia seed and chill for another 30-60 minutes. Place VOO on a plate. Wash, trim, and slice 1 cup of strawberries. Make banana soft serve by processing 1 frozen banana. Smear on banana soft serve over VOO. Take sliced strawberries and create a maple leaf shape and two red stripes at each end. Serve immediately!

I used a rectangular plate and spread the oats over top. Then I spread the banana soft serve over top as far as it would spread. Make sure you slice the strawberries before making the soft serve to reduce the time it can melt!

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Now layer with strawberries and sprinkle with coconut.

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I got this strawberry maple leaf idea from an image of a cake I saw on online.

Canada Day Recipes (2)

It was deeeelish!

Check out these O Canada Oats I made a few months ago…


Recipe is found here for this version if you are interested.

Last night I channeled my inner Martha and did some Canada Day crafting…

Mini Canadian Flag Food Picks


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Flags printed out on cardstock, see below (regular paper might work too!)
  • Toothpicks
  • Tape or glue
  • Scissors



If you want to make some yourself, just print off this image of a Canadian Flag making sure to select the smallest image size available when printing.



[I realize this is the 3rd post in a row where I asked you to craft something. I promise this isn’t turning into a crafting blog!]  :lol:

I printed 35 flags per piece of cardstock…


Cut them out and then tape a toothpick to the back. You can do front and back if you want too. Quick and easy!

IMG_1031 Canada Day recipes (3)

Do you have any traditional dishes that you prepare/eat every Canada Day or 4th of July? What are they?


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Jessica @ How Sweet July 1, 2010 at 7:57 am

Those overnight oats are SO cute! Can’t get over how creative you get with your breakfast. :)


Heather (Heather's Dish) July 1, 2010 at 8:01 am

ok, first of all you are adorable :) second, i really love the shot of the toothpicks! very creative and very intriguing!


Shanna July 1, 2010 at 8:03 am

Happy Canada Day. Love the cute breakfast :)


Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies July 1, 2010 at 8:04 am

So cute! Happy Canada Day, to you! :)


Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman July 1, 2010 at 8:06 am

You’re so creative. That’s a lot of work for breakfast, so major credit to you! Happy Canada Day!


Carolyn July 1, 2010 at 8:09 am

Haha! Those are probably the cutest VOO I’ve seen yet! =D
(Though having a cherry on top comes pretty close!)

Happy Canada Day! Planning on doing anything special?


Stefanie July 1, 2010 at 8:11 am

Lovely breakfast you have there. You are a very creative person. Have a great day. :)


OSGMOM July 1, 2010 at 8:12 am

I am so inspired to try your V’Oh Canada Day Oats and I’m printing off the flag!! Looking forward to reading more Canada Day recipes. Enjoy your day and wish you were here to celebrate with us.


Heather @ Side of Sneakers July 1, 2010 at 8:16 am

Oh goodness your strawberry flag is by far the cutest thing ever. ;) Happy Canada Day!!


Danielle @ Body By Nature July 1, 2010 at 8:20 am

Amazing! Happy Canada Day to you!


Mikki July 1, 2010 at 8:20 am

Happy Canada Day to you and the hubs! Hope you guys have a great one (with some beers!) in this beautiful country of ours. Spiffy breakfast BTW


Jessica @ The Process of Healing July 1, 2010 at 8:22 am

WOW your oats are gorgeous!


Lizzie July 1, 2010 at 8:22 am

Angela, you are too cute!! Enjoy your nation’s holiday!!


Patti July 1, 2010 at 8:28 am

That is an awesome looking flag/breakfast! Happy Canada Day!


Lindsay July 1, 2010 at 8:28 am

Could you be anymore adorable?! Love the breakfast and flags!


Jill July 1, 2010 at 8:29 am

Love the spoon, where did you purchase it? Your breakfast looks amazing.


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 1, 2010 at 9:20 pm

its from crate and barrel :)


Marina July 1, 2010 at 8:30 am

Oh that’s so cute :)
and what an awesome bowl of overnight oats!
I wish I had some maple syrup, but I ran out :(


Rhea July 1, 2010 at 8:37 am

This is so, so cute!!!!!
I don’t consider myself particularly patriotic, but I’m excited for the 4th of July now because I will have a reason to put strawberries AND blueberries on my morning oats :D :D :D


Naomi O July 1, 2010 at 8:39 am

Happy Canada Day Angela!
Love the breakfast idea, I might just have to do something like that! :D


Jenny July 1, 2010 at 8:42 am

Happy Canada Day! Enjoy some Tim Hortons today!


Miranda @ MirandasJeans July 1, 2010 at 8:45 am

I love your patriotism! Happy Canada Day to us! :-)


veganlisa July 1, 2010 at 8:48 am

What fun! Happy Canada Day Angela. I hope you have a fantastic day of celebration.
I wish I was in town for your meet-up next week. I keep missing them. Maybe another in August???


Freya @ Brit Chick Runs July 1, 2010 at 8:49 am

Haha I love that pattern! I almost wish I was Canadian now, so I could (legitimatly) make those oats :P


Meredith (Pursuing Balance) July 1, 2010 at 8:53 am

Happy Canada Day! I love your oats! So creative :) I will try to figure out something nearly as fun for our Independence Day.


denise July 1, 2010 at 8:56 am

Those oats look awesome. You’re awesome. Happy Canada Day :)


Robin July 1, 2010 at 8:59 am

Omg, this is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!!! Almost makes me wish I were Canadian :p


Meg July 1, 2010 at 9:07 am

what a patriotic breakfast! i love it :)

happy canada day!!!


Triathlonbabe aka Grace July 1, 2010 at 9:13 am

Beautiful oats I might say! Our Independence Day is Sunday, so we are off on Monday!!! Woohoo!I might have to make a USA version of VOO….teehee!


Hope you all have a super holiday weekend!!!



Ilana July 1, 2010 at 9:41 am

AHHHHH! Cutest oats ever!!


Callie July 1, 2010 at 9:47 am

Happy Canada Day!
Those oats are so cute. I love the maple leaf!
I usually bake an American flag cake. Strawberries and frosting for the stripes, blueberries for the stars. :)


ally July 1, 2010 at 9:48 am

Those oats are pretty amazing… I actually lol’ed when I scrolled down!


Wei-Wei July 1, 2010 at 9:54 am

So many bloggers are big fans of Crate & Barrel! I see those spoons everywhere. Your breakfast looks amazing and so delicious, too! It’s awesome to eat a fun breakfast, and I bet it woke you up making it ;) Happy Canada Day! Cute flags :D



jenna July 1, 2010 at 9:55 am

your voo look very refreshing this am!!! :) Happy C day!


Kristina July 1, 2010 at 9:58 am

Happy Canada Day!

those oats look SO YUM :) very creative.


sue July 1, 2010 at 10:02 am

Happy Canada Day!


Camille July 1, 2010 at 10:02 am

Oh my gosh! Those are the cutest oats I have ever seen!


Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' July 1, 2010 at 10:17 am

What a CUTE way to celebrate!! Love the maple leaf design out of the strawberries!

In the past, I have made an “American Flag” cake decorated with white whip cream, then using blueberries and strawberries to decorate for Fourth of July, but this year I’ll be camping and won’t have to prepare anything fancy!


Cassie @ Tasteful Tales July 1, 2010 at 10:25 am

What a beautiful picture of our oats! I really admire how creative you are ;)


Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) July 1, 2010 at 10:27 am

I LOVE those dishes, so cute!!! I’ll have to find a creative american flag design to add to some of my 4th of july food…something healthy too!


Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans July 1, 2010 at 10:32 am

Happy Canada Day!! I love that you put the flag on your oats! Soooo cute!!!


Tea Bag July 1, 2010 at 10:33 am

“”When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”
“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”
“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully.
“It’s the same thing,” he said.”


Corinne (breathe and savor) July 1, 2010 at 3:27 pm

hahaha this is awesome and TRUE :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 1, 2010 at 9:21 pm

haha love it


Amber K July 1, 2010 at 10:37 am

That is such a cute idea!

I don’t make the same thing every year for the 4th of July. I don’t even do the same thing ever year. But traditions are pretty fun!


Jenn (GH) July 1, 2010 at 10:46 am


Happy Canada Day to you!


Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter July 1, 2010 at 10:47 am

I made an american flag out of blueberries, strawberries and coconut for Memorial Day!


amethyst July 1, 2010 at 10:56 am

You’re a star, Angela… Looks beautiful. Enjoy your day (work and all). Sorry I’m not close enough to visit you at the market. A x


Amy @ be.you.ti.fully, a.musing July 1, 2010 at 10:57 am

That’s so creative and pretty! I love it!!

I don’t have any recipes I do every year, but I did post 3 Canada Day recipes on the blog this week: raw vegan Nanaimo Bars (http://www.beyoutifullyamusing.com/2010/06/raw-vegan-nanaimo-bars-earthquake.html), vegan poutine (http://www.beyoutifullyamusing.com/2010/06/vegan-poutine.html), and vegan strawberry coconut cupcakes (http://www.beyoutifullyamusing.com/2010/06/vegan-strawberry-coconut-cupcakes.html).

Happy Canada Day! Looking forward to your other recipes!


Ed July 1, 2010 at 11:12 am

Love it! Your V’Oh Canada Oats are too adorable!


neiry mae July 1, 2010 at 11:15 am

ahaha, I SO did not get that that was supposed to be the canadian flag. I kind of just looked at it for a while, cocked my head to the side, kept looking… and nothing.
Not until I FINALLY saw the little canadian flag toothpick that I was like “heeyyy, that kinda looks like what’s on the flag…” hahaha :P that said, fantastic job!


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 1, 2010 at 11:23 am

Aww cute breakfast! Can’t wait to see the rest of your recipes today. Happy Canada Day! :)


Amanda Pasternak July 1, 2010 at 11:23 am

YOU are adorable! I love those oats, the strawberries look so beautiful!


Candice July 1, 2010 at 11:46 am

Happy Canada Day!! Such a cute breakfast – I’m lovin’ the creativity:)

Can’t wait for the new recipe!


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 1, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Your breakfast is so cute! I like to make sugar cookies with my maple leaf shaped cookie cutter for Canada Day.

Enjoy your day! :)


Jackie (Peaces of Earth) July 1, 2010 at 12:23 pm

LOVE those oats!!!!! That maple leaf is adorable! I can’t wait to make an American flag on my oats on Sunday. ;-)


Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit! July 1, 2010 at 12:31 pm

By golly, those are the most creative oats I ever did see!


Mary @ Bites and Bliss July 1, 2010 at 12:37 pm

Very nice V’OHs!!! Happy Canada Day!


Run Sarah July 1, 2010 at 12:49 pm

These turned out awesome Ang! I had red & white oats today actually, I just realized it. Happy Canada Day!


Melanie July 1, 2010 at 12:50 pm

wow, you definitely have the most patriotic breakfast i’ve ever seen :) so cute!


dotsie July 1, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Beautiful creations!


Natalie @ cinnamonbums July 1, 2010 at 1:34 pm

even though i’m not canadian… your awesome/beautiful canada pride meal creations MAKE me wanna be canadian… if that doesnt show what a great citizen you are – that you can convince others to WANT to be canadian, then i dont know what does… haha


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 1, 2010 at 9:22 pm



erica July 1, 2010 at 2:26 pm

that is the cutest VOO ever! so creative :)


Izzy July 1, 2010 at 2:46 pm

I LOVEED the Canadiana represented in all your eats here! GO CANADA!!



Corinne (breathe and savor) July 1, 2010 at 3:26 pm

you are soooo adorable!!! i should start thinking of red white and blue tricks for sunday’s big independence celebration :)


Melissa July 1, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Happy Canada Day to you!! Such a beautiful breakfast. As everyone has said already, you are so creative!! Everything looks amazing!!


[email protected]://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ July 1, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Both of those oats are so cute, love it. I wish I was as crafty as you.


Melissa July 3, 2010 at 12:20 am

I love the V’Oh! You make a very pretty maple leaf :)


Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) July 4, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Those oats are beautiful! Perfect for Canada day!!


Ruth June 30, 2013 at 4:09 pm

I love this idea, but am I missing something? Do you need to cook the oatmeal first? I know it’s a silly question and I apologize if someone else has asked And I missed the response, but this looks really good!


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 1, 2013 at 7:37 am

Hi Ruth, No you don’t cook it – that’s the beauty :)


Ruth July 1, 2013 at 9:27 am

Thank you for your quick response, Angela! That’s amazing! Now I am going to have to try it. Have a safe and Happy Canada Day!


tish July 21, 2013 at 4:59 am

sorry…this might be a stupid question. but i’m new at preparing food for myself.
do you cook the oats first? or do you use it raw??

thank you


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 21, 2013 at 8:29 am

No need to cook the oats – and no stupid questions! :)


Sheila June 15, 2016 at 7:20 pm

I had a vegan recipe exchange last weekend. I made this without bananas. Had various fruits, maple syrup etc as extras. It was a great hit. I froze the rest in small containers and have been taking one out each night and putting in fridge. Eating it for breakfast the next day. It is fantastic!


Angela Liddon June 16, 2016 at 7:44 am

It’s wonderful to hear the recipe was a hit, Sheila. :) And it’s so great to know it works well frozen & thawed overnight – thanks for sharing!


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