Is it hard for you to find time to eat breakfast in the morning? If your answer is yes, then I have found the solution: overnight oats! Overnight oats are the perfect way to ensure you eat a good, nutritious breakfast to help you power through your day.
You simply soak the oats & additional ingredients in an air-tight container overnight in the fridge and grab them before you head out the door in the morning.
Oats are loaded with nutrients: fiber, protein, magnesium, potassium & omega 3 fatty acids. Not only do they taste good, but they will make you feel even better, keep you full and give you a natural boost of energy.
The recipe below is for all my chocolate lovers: Chocolate Almond Overnight Oats. They are the perfect combination of salty & sweet, it seriously feels like you're eating dessert for breakfast, who doesn't love that?! No complaints here.
Ingredients you will need:
1/2 cup oats (gluten-free, if necessary)
1/2 cup plant-based milk or water
2 tbsp almond butter
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
1 tbsp cacao powder
1 tsp coconut sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
chopped roasted almonds
1. Place oats, plant-based milk or water, almond butter, flaxseeds, cacao powder,coconut sugar and vanilla extract in airtight container. Mix together with a spoon until well combined.
2. Add any toppings you would like. I typically add cacao nibs, roasted almonds, banana, raspberries and honey.
3. Place a lid on top and put in the fridge overnight & grab in the morning.
Recipe inspired by Pick Up Limes
Have you tried overnight oats before?! If so, do you prefer regular oats or overnight? Let me know in the comment box below.
Health Benefits from the ingredients in the Overnight Oats:
Almonds promote heart health, lower LDL cholesterol, support strong bones & teeth, aid weight loss
Bananas support circulation, cardiovascular health & healthy blood pressure, aid digestion, reduce inflammation
Cacao aids digestion, reduces inflammation, improves circulation, blood & cardiovascular health
Flaxseeds promote heart health, improve brain function, balance hormones, reduce inflammation, aid digestion
Oats balance blood sugar levels, help reduce blood pressure, promote healthy gut bacteria
Raspberries boost immunity, aid digestion, promote heart health, support healthy aging, reduce inflammation