Healthy but sweet. Overnight oats are the ticket!
Being a mother of 4 and a small business owner has always led me to quick and easy but healthy meals. After I decided not to feed everyone sugar anymore, including myself, this did not help the digestive troubles I had encountered from my gluten- sensitivity.
Inflammation was a major part of my sensitivity. I needed to get it under control, and sugary breakfast cereals had no place in this journey anymore.
Breakfast cereal was our go two breakfast for a long time. My kids were horrible in the mornings, and getting up was always a fight. Needless to say, time for breakfast was cut short for them often, as it was a toss-up between a healthy breakfast or being late to school, so breakfast Cereal became the number one item in the house as it was easy quick, and they didn’t complain about eating it.
Naturally, as a mother choosing my battles, breakfast cereal seemed to be the best solution at the time.
Needless to say, it didn’t become me very well.
After smartening up and figuring out that sugar was part of my continued issues with my gluten-sensitivities and digestive issues, I needed to wise up and get a bit more creative when it came to the foods we were eating. I also knew that my children could also suffer from their bad childhood diets in the long run later in life.
So why not start with breakfast, right? This is one of the most important meals of the day and the first thing you put into your system when starting a new day.
Overnight oats, while still on the sweeter side, are much healthier than breakfast cereal.
Instead of sugar, we use pure local maple syrup, which is high in antioxidants, plus a discovery has obtained that it could have anti-inflammatory properties. Sugar, on the other hand, feeds on inflammation and makes it worse.
Are you ready for this simple and delicious breakfast food that you can grab right from the fridge and play around with when it comes to your toppings?
In a bowl, combine:
- 2 cups of gluten-free organic rolled oats
- 2 cups of unsweetened nut milk of your choice
- 1 tablespoon local, pure maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Mix, cover, and refrigerate until you are ready to eat in the morning.
Add fresh fruit, nuts, seeds to your heart’s desire.
P.S stay with fruits that are lowest at the glycemic index. Berries of all sorts are right there. Pears, apples, kiwi are right amongst them as well.
Hassle-free, no-brainer breakfast food, right? This is also super easy to pack up as a late morning breakfast if you do intermittent fasting. I like to put mine in a mason jar, with all my toppings already on it, prepared the night before. This way, I can grab and go.
I like to add two boiled breakfast eggs to my daily breakfast for extra protein, which makes this entire breakfast wholesome, nutritious, easy, and ready to enjoy.
I also love using this recipe for my meal-prepping as the oats will stay good in the fridge for a few days. This makes my mornings so much easier. Who doesn’t like easy morning, right?
Other things you can add:
- Nut butter
- Organic dark 70% or higher chocolate
If you liked this Overnight oats recipe, you might like my quinoa salad, which makes a great meal planning lunch. Click here for the recipe:
Or read my blog about Maple Syrup:
Thanks so much for stopping by. Until next time,
Xx Andi 🙂
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