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Overnight Oats Three Ways

Aug 23, 2021

Overnight oats are a staple in my diet because they are EXTREMELY easy to prepare, very filling, and great for all kinds of different nutritional goals! All the recipes below only require you to mix the ingredients together then divide the mix into mason jars or similar containers. They will keep for up to a week in the fridge. As with any recipe, make it your own! Feel free to sub out the milk for milk substitutes or water and try out different ingredients.

Mixed Berries Overnight Oats

-½ cup rolled oats

-½ cup milk

-¼ cup plain greek yogurt

-1 tablespoon chia seeds

-¼ cup chopped strawberries

-¼ cup blueberries

This is by far the version of overnight oats I eat the most because it has everything. It has slow releasing carbohydrates and fiber (oats, chia seeds, and fruit), healthy omega-3 fatty acids from the chia seeds, probiotics from the greek yogurt, and it’s packed with protein (greek yogurt, milk, oats). Also, strawberries pack more vitamin C per serving than an orange for an immune system boost

Banana Peanut Butter Oats

-½ cup rolled oats

-½ cup milk

-¼ cup crushed nuts

-1-2 tbsp natural peanut butter

-1 fresh banana

Peanut butter tends to get a bad rap because it has a lot of calories but don’t forget it is also packed with healthy fats and protein to boot. Besides, who doesn't love peanut butter! Just make sure to peel the banana fresh in the morning so it doesn’t oxidize and turn brown in the fridge.

Cinnamon Apple Oats

-½ cup rolled oats

-½ cup milk

-¼ cup greek yogurt

-1 diced apple

-2 tsp honey

-½-1 tsp Cinnamon

Fall is just around the corner and if you’re like me that means apple picking! The humble apple has over 4 grams of fiber while being one of the most filling fruits you can eat. You can choose to add to the sweetness of this recipe with a little bit of honey. Honey is packed with nutrients, anti-oxidants, and polyphenols which can improve blood pressure, cholesterol, and overall heart health. If you want to go the extra mile, try sauteing your diced apple in a pan on low heat until the natural sugars begin to carmelize. This makes your oats taste like apple pie!

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Study from Healthline about benefits of honey


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