Starting your day with the high fiber and nutritional breakfast of oatmeal is good for you. But maybe you’ve been averse to the idea. Maybe you think oatmeal sounds old fashioned and boring.
Well, it’s time to reassess your view of this beneficial grain. The overnight oats trend is livening up oatmeal’s image. People are waking up in the morning and looking forward to its creamy taste knowing that it will help get them through the day.
What are overnight oats?
Overnight oats are pretty much self-explanatory. Simply put the oats in a container with the liquid of your choice and put them in the refrigerator overnight. Think almond milk, coconut milk or Greek yogurt. During the night, the oats soften just like cooking would.
The beautiful part? You wake up the next morning knowing your breakfast is ready and waiting for you and everything is practically mess-free.
In case you’re wondering, yes, oatmeal is still delicious cold. But if you prefer it warm, zap it in the microwave for a bit and a hot breakfast is at your fingertips.
Why is oatmeal good for you?
The nutritional and other health benefits packed into oatmeal will bowl you over. It’s found on superfood lists because it’s heart healthy, helps lower bad cholesterol, is good for digestion and provides antioxidants. It’s also filled with fiber, which can keep you feeling fuller and can help manage your weight.
Soaking oats overnight is like cooking them, but it’s a slower process done without heat. When soaked overnight, the starch and acid in oats is naturally broken down. This results in your body absorbing more nutrients and having better digestion.
Add-ins for overnight oats
A lot like smoothies, the flavor and nutrient variations for overnight oats are endless. You can add fruit, chocolate, peanut butter, protein powder, syrup or other things to the mixture to pump up the flavor and make it even more nutritious.
Think you might need even more of a morning kickstart from your overnight oats? Consider adding the n* by Nutrilite™ Hit Reset Shot with vitamin B and milk thistle to the mixture. It has a delicious peach-mango flavor that will add a tropical touch. The vitamin B, a blend of B12, B6 and B1, helps support energy, and milk thistle, a flowering herb historically used to support liver health†.
Or, for a beauty boost, add an n* by Nutrilite Collagen Shot. The cherry berry flavor will kick it up and the shot will provide a powerful blend of collagen, hyaluronic acid and acerola cherry to help support your skin from the inside†.
Need a recipe to get started? We’ve got you. But remember, the variations are endless. You can become your own overnight oats mixologist!
Hit Reset Overnight Oats Recipe
- 1 Hit Reset Shot
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 tbsp Nutrilite™ All Plant Protein
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- ⅓ cup pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 2 tbsp orange marmalade
- Dash of sea salt
Combine all ingredients in a pint-sized container, mix well and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours. Top with blueberries, sliced mango or fruit of your choice. Enjoy!
What’s your favorite add in?
Do you have a favorite overnight oats concoction? Feel free to drop your recipe in the comments. And you can find even more recipes at Amway Connections.
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