Goodness Loaded Overnight Oats
When I discovered overnight oats it genuinely changed my life! Between university and work I was struggling for time in the mornings to get in a nourishing breakfast. Overnight oats were a total game changer, a blessing, my saviour. A few minutes the night before whipping these together can make a huge different the next day. These are an absolute favourite and can be adapted easily to suit personal preference- try different seasonal fruits, nuts and seeds, shredded coconut, cocoa nibs- the possibilities are endless. Try making it in a jar to have on the go!
Soaking our breakfast overnight not only saves us time but actually makes it easier to digest. I absolutely love oats because of their Beta-glucan (soluble fibre) content. Beta-glucan fibre reduces LDL and total cholesterol levels, helps with blood sugar balance and insulin response, provides a feeling of fullness and provides a fuel source for the beneficial bacteria in our digestive tract. Chia seeds make the perfect addition to a nutritious breakfast because they are bursting with soluble fibre, complete protein and omega-3 fatty acids. When our nourishing breakfasts are rich in fibre, protein and healthy fats they keep us satiated and and fuller for longer.
Serves 1 // 5 mins prep
1/3 cup of oats
1 tbsp of your favourite nuts and seeds, roughly chopped
1 tbsp of chia
3/4 cup of your preferred milk or water
1/4 large of apple, grated
1 pinch of cinnamon
1 tbsp of yoghurt, to serve
1/4 cup of berries
1. Combine the oats, nuts and seeds, chia seeds, milk or water, grated apple and cinnamon in a bowl or jar.
2. Set aside over night in the fridge.
3. Add the yoghurt and berries to serve.