Some of you may know what overnight oats are, but for the ones that don’t know: let me tell you what they are and how awesome they are! Next to green smoothies, overnight oats are on top of my breakfast list and they never let me down!
Oats are full of fibre which helps preventing blood sugar spikes and crashes, aids digestion, and keeps you full longer. I often mix my oats with some flax and chia seeds. This way I provide myself the daily amount of recomended omega 3 fatty acids, plus some extra protein and minerals like calcium and magnesium from the chia seeds. Of course that little tablespoon of chia seeds won’t provide me with nearly enough protein for the day (something superfood-critics might state), but it sure helps getting there.
Due to dairy intolerance, I don’t use regular milk but I switch between almond milk, oats milk, soy milk, spelt milk… basically all the variations out there. If you don’t experience any tummy troubles consuming dairy you could just use dairy milk to add to your oats. I would recommend switching milk every now and then though. Variation is important for health and it keeps things interesting!
Here is what you need:
- 1/2 cup of (gluten free) oats
- 1/2 tbsp flax seeds
- 1/2 tsbp chia seeds
- 1/2 cup of almond/hazelnut/rice/cow’s milk
- 1 tspn cinnamon
- optional: 1 or maybe 2 tbsps of extra water, depending on how thick you like it
Put everything in a bowl and set in the fridge for at least 3 hours. I always make them in the evening and put them in the fridge overnight. In the morning I often top them with fruit (blueberries are my favourite! low in sugar, full of antioxidents and just super yummy) and sometimes tahini, nuts, or superfoods.
And there, you have me drooling while writing this post… You just can’t go wrong with oats! Enjoy!!
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