Quick and Delicious Overnight Oats

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We all know how important starting the day with a strong breakfast is, overnight oats will not only nourish your body, it will keep you fuller for longer! Raw oats are one of the best sources of resistant starch (the weight loss-friendly starch) that takes a very long time to digest, meaning you won’t be reaching for  snacks between breakfast and lunch.

Soaking these ingredients over-night helps break down phytic acid, an anti-nutrient that interferes with digestive enzymes and inhibits mineral absorption. The soaking process allows for better nutrient absorption. Most vitamins are heat sensitive, so cooking or microwaving destroys some of the nutrients.

Have a go at making this recipe and let us know what you think!

Ingredients

1/3 to 1/2 cup liquid such as almond, cashew or coconut milk.
1/3 to 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats.
1/3 to 1/2 cup shredded coconut, optional.
1 tsp chia seeds, optional but highly recommended.
1 tsp flaxseed or seeds of your choice (pumpkin, sunflower etc)
1/2 banana, mashed or chopped (optional)
1 tsp slithered almonds as topping (optional)
1/2 tsp shredded coconut as topping (optional)
2-3 dates, chopped (or 1tsp of honey)

Method

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large cup, mug or glass jar
  2. Put any toppings you wish (or keep it plain and simple)
  3. Place in the fridge overnight.
  4. Wake up and grab your breakfast on your way out the door!

Important to note that the seeds soak up most of the liquid, so you may need to add more liquid in the morning to achieve desired consistency.

Experiment a little yourself and try adding berries, cinnamon, or even some muesli for some crunch to your oats. You’ll never have a boring breakfast again!