How to make the best overnight oats with superfoods
Overnight oats is one of the easiest meals to make for moms on the go. In fact they don’t even have to soak overnight. They are so versatile and very easy to make. I am going to share the way I make healthy, balanced overnight oats with superfoods!
When I make my overnight oats I include carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. I also try to add in some superfoods. Superfoods are a group of foods that are nutrient dense. There are many common superfoods such as dark leafy greens, other fruits and veggies. I am going to share with you some lesser known superfoods that I like to add.
Hemp seeds is one ingredient I like to add. They have a softer texture and they are pretty much tasteless, but they are high in omega fatty acids. Omegas have been shown to have many benefits such as fighting inflammation, preventing anxiety and depression, preventing heart disease, it can also promote brain health during pregnancy and early life.
Cacao Nibs or cacao powder is like the pure version of chocolate so it doesn't taste sweet like the candy, but since its in the pure form it has all the nutrients. Cacao is high in antioxidants, it is also packed with iron, magnesium, and calcium.
Maca powder has been known to boost fertility, I used this a lot in my oats pre baby! Aside from that maca is high in nutrients such as calcium, potassium, iron, and iodine.
Chia seeds are tiny little black seeds that are flavorless but they are packed with nutrients. They are high in fiber which helps get things moving. These again are loaded with calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, & B vitamins. They tend to absorb what ever liquid they are put in and become a little gooey.
To make your oats start with your base of rolled oats, add your “milk”, then add in extra carbohydrates, proteins, & fats. If your goal is to lose weight, keep the ingredients simple and do not go overboard. Add all your ingredients into a cup, or bowl. Stir, let them rest, and enjoy! For best result I keep them covered and rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour so the oats have enough time to absorb the liquid.
Carbohydrate options: Fruit (Bananas, strawberries, blueberries, dates, pumpkin..just to name a few)
Protein options: Greek yogurt (fage brand is my favorite it has the most protein with the least amount of sugar), regular yogurt, protein powder.. my favorite is orgains chocolate flavor. (shop Amazon below)
Fat options: Nut butters (peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter), coconut oil, nuts, seeds, coconut chips
Superfoods: hemp seeds, cacoa nibs, maca, chia seeds (shop Amazon below)
Milk options: Almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, hemp milk, cashew milk
Oh yeah! & I always spice it up with a dash of cinnamon!
Chocolatey overnight oats recipe:
1/4 c oats
1/2 c almond milk
1 tbsp almond butter
Berry delicious overnight oats
1/2c cashew milk
1/2c Greek yogurt
1 tbsp almond butter
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What is your favorite overnight oats recipe? Leave me a comment and let me know!