Healthy but sweet. Overnight oats are the ticket!
Being a mother of 4, and a small business owner it has always led me to quick and easy, but healthy meals. That was after I decided not to feed everyone sugar anymore including myself, as this did not help the digestive troubles I had encountered.
Inflammation was a major part of my sensitivity, I needed to get under control and sugary breakfast cereals had no place in this journey anymore.
Breakfast cereal was our go two breakfast. 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 food sensitivities and digestion I needed to wise up and get a bit more creative when it came to the foods we were eating. I also knew that in the long run, my children could also suffer from our bad diet as well.
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 is much healthier than breakfast cereal.
Instead of sugar, we use pure local maple syrup with chis high in antioxidants, plus a new discovery has obtained that it could have anti-inflammatory properties as well. 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 just grab 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 just 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 go, enjoy.
Other things you can add:
- Nut butter
- Organic dark 70% or higher chocolate
If you liked this Overnight oats recipe you may 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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