overnight oats three ways

Filling, fast and one of the most scrumptious breakfasts you can have ready as soon as you swing your legs out of bed. Did I mention that these have the ultimate creaminess factor?

Oats are definitely one of those ingredients that could last 600 years in your cupboard, yet most people underestimate their – not only satiating and nutritious qualities – but the opportunity to showcase artistic flare and cultivated flavour in the blank field of this nutty, toasted, old-fashioned grain.

Contrary to common belief, why aren’t overnight oats more popular? They are delicious!

1) they have a luscious, creamy consistency.

2) They can be eaten hot or cold.

3) They can have a sweet, savory, chocolate or even mexican flavour!?

4) Easiest breakfast to make! (much better than standing over a saucepan for 15 minutes simmering porridge. Uhh…)

However, if your a smoothie fanatic who has a cup of kale as a morning super-boost, oats are just as sensational in addition to concluding mid-day hunger pangs! Oats are honestly the best because they keep you filled, satiated and happy 🙂 which is obviously helpful to avoid your stomach chuntering on to your boss in a meeting or classmates at school. 

INSIGHT

Oats are downright nutritious. Yep – that’s it you heard me people. Oats keep you happy and healthy. Oats are definitely more than a source of complex carbohydrates, but rather a bank of fibre, B-vitamins and plant-based protein. Now you know why people scoff oats on workout day… 

Oats are particularly powerful in burning fat, reducing diarrhoea and improving the metabolism thanks to their high content of resistant starch. This is a prebiotic and so maintains and helps to grow important bacteria in your microbiome. The importance of this is that your microbiome is responsible for regulating your metabolism and immune system, protects against diseases and even produces vital vitamins.

Beta-glucan is a type of soluble fibre potent in oats which has been proven to decrease LDL cholesterol, and reduce blood sugar levels. As a result oats are great at combating heart disease and diabetes. Furthermore, beta-glucan also increases bile acid production for the intestines. Bile plays an understated ole in the metabolism by increasing the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin A, D, E and K. Bile is also responsible for removing toxins and waste from the body.

So, the bottom line – get down these overnight oat recipes! Hey, you’ll be even be polishing of approximately 15 grams of protein per serving. Did I mention that most athletes go to work after a bowl of oats?

These recipes are so easy to make, with my great big trialled and tested guarantee 🙂 . Each portion contains a nice serving of wholegrains, omega-3 fatty acids and of course marvellous flavour ranging from sweet and spiced, to creamy and fruity – with the add-ins of chocolate (obviously) if desired. 

– Apple & cinnamon

– Chunky monkey

– Blueberry and cream

If that sound and looks good, let’s head to the recipes!

Each serving should ideally be eaten within 24 hours but may be transferred to an airtight container and stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.

To eat cold: grab out of the refrigerator and enjoy!

To eat hot: Leave covered and microwave for 1 – 2 minutes, if too thick after heating incorporate up to a 1/4 cup more of plant-based milk.

I do hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do, please tag me on instagram or pinterest under #nutsandbluebs so that I can see your delicious recreations! Also, feel free to drop me recipes you would love to see me post next! 🙂 Enjoy Xx

Chunky monkey overnight oats

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword banana, Nuts, Oats
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Jamie Waters

Ingredients

  • 1 medium banana, diced
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 2 tbsps chopped dates/ chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsps chopped walnuts
  • ¾ cup almond milk or other
  • 1 tbsp milled flaxseed
  • 1 tsp maple syrup optional

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a container with only half of the banana.
  • Mix thoroughly, cover and transfer to the refrigerator.
  • Serve within 24 hours topped with the remaining banana and almond butter.

Apple & cinnamon overnight oats

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Apple, christmas, cinnamon, Oats, spiced
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Jamie Waters

Ingredients

  • 1 medium apple preferably red variety
  • 2 tbsps sultanas
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup almond milk or other
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • pinch of black pepper

Instructions

  • Finely dice or grate the apple reserving half to serve.
  • Combine one ½ of the apple and all other ingredients in a container, mix thoroughly, cover and place in the refrigerator.
  • Serve with the reserved apple, almond butter and sultanas within 24 hours.

Blueberry & cream

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword blueberry, cream, Oats
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Jamie Waters

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup dried blueberries* or ½ cup fresh/ frozen
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup coconut milk or other
  • ¼ cup non-dairy yoghurt
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp maple syrup optional

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a container.
  • Mix thoroughly, cover and place in a refrigerator.
  • Serve with fresh blueberries, coconut and a dollop of non-dairy yoghurt.

Notes

* Dried blueberries are optimal for the most potent blueberry flavour and sweetness. Fresh or frozen may be used alternatively, but frozen will make your oats purple and both are not as sweet as dried blueberries.

"A good breakfast is the start of a good day."

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