Enjoy a healthy, hearty breakfast that supports your health goals with this delicious overnight oats recipe…
Starting off the New Year eating clean can be a challenge. We’re all used to all the rich, hearty foods of the holidays, and switching to cold, green smoothies on a chilly winter morning doesn’t always feel very appetizing! However, you can still treat yourself to a delicious, satisfying, AND healthy breakfast with this tasty overnight oats recipe. It’s yummy, easy, and great for vegans too!
According to BioTrust.com, here’s why oats make such a healthy breakfast that’s perfect for supporting your New Year’s health goals:
Oats contain a boatload of nutrients like copper, zinc, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, and some B vitamins, and they’re also a good source of fiber, including a very special type called resistant starch.
What is resistant starch? Well, I’m glad you asked.
Resistance starch is so-named because is a non-digestible carbohydrate (i.e., fiber) that may improve satiety (i.e., feelings of fullness), digestion, and insulin sensitivity, reduce food intake, increase fat burning, and decrease fat storage, which are perfect for those trying to lose body fat. In other words, resistant starch is a diet’s best friend and your secret weapon.
You can also include healthy additions such as yogurt (you can use non-dairy if you are dairy-free), raw nuts and seeds, and dried fruit of your choice – or just stick with the recipe below!
All you need to do is mix everything up in a container with a tight-fitting lid, and store in the fridge overnight to enjoy the next morning.
And there you have it – a healthy, hearty breakfast is served!
Peanut Butter & Banana Overnight Oats
Time: 10 minutes prep + overnight
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 2 scoops of Low Carb Protein Blend ( Vanilla Cream flavor works well, but feel free to experiment with different flavors and combinations – try it free here!)
- ¾ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 tbsp natural creamy peanut butter
- ½ banana, diced
- ¼ cup plain Greek (or non-dairy) yogurt
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- Dash of cinnamon (optional)
- Add all the ingredients to a 1-quart Mason jar and stir thoroughly until mixed.
- Pop it in the refrigerator overnight (or, for at least 6 – 8 hours).
- In the morning, open the jar, give it a stir, and enjoy!