Overnight oats are one of those food trends that makes me so happy! They are extremely good for you and will boost your metabolism right at the start of the day. Good bye inches, hello delicious breakfast!!!
Unlike some food trends (sorry Starbucks, but I love using your fraps as an example), there are those that are just as healthy as they are delicious. Overnight oats have been a personal favorite of mine, as they are extremely easy to make and provide a couple of extra health benefits than their cooked counterpart.
Everyone knows that oatmeal can reduce the risk of heart disease and lower cholesterol. It is also packed with fiber, protein and resistant starch. Resistant starch is a cool form of a carbohydrate that nourishes the healthy gut bacteria, help you feel fuller for longer, boost your immunity and help you burn fat.
In fact, studies suggest that replacing just 5% of your total carbohydrates with resistant starch can boost your post meal fat burning process by 30%!
The soaking process of overnight oats breaks down the phytic acid, an ANTI-nutrient that prevents the digestion of oats. This helps you digest your overnight oats much better than the cooked version and increases the absorption of the healthy nutrients from your meal.
Enjoy this delicious overnight oats recipe!
Many people make overnight oats in a mason jar (perhaps this makes them taste better?), so you might want to pick one up. If not, then any food container will do just fine.
What you need:
- 1 cup dry Rolled Oats
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
- stevia to taste (I like liquid, adding about 5-10 drops)
- 1/2 cup, Almond Milk unsweetened
- 1/2 cup Canned Pumpkin Puree
- 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt – Fat Free or low fat – Plain
- 1 tsp, Cinnamon
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
What you do:
Combine all ingredients, in a mixing bowl and mix well. Spoon into 3 containers or jar. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Aaaand that’s it! Who would have thought that eating healthy can be so easy? If you had any doubts, then you will definitely enjoy the Body Beautiful Recipe Book with 100 delicious and healthy recipes that will help you boost your metabolism and lose weight.