The Benefits of Overnight Oats

Breakfast, the most important meal of the day or so they say. Ironically enough, no one makes enough time to have an enjoyable nutritious meal in the morning. This often neglected meal is necessary to daily success because it provides you with essential nutritions to give you enough energy to get through the day.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could make a nutritious breakfast at night and not have to worry about it in the morning? Good news there’s a solution, and it’s name is overnight oats!

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Overnight oats are not only super healthy, but may also ensure that you have a nutritious and quick breakfast in the morning. This breakfast alternative can provide your body with all the necessary ingredients to help you receive the optimal amount of energy for the day!

Here’s why:

Overnight oats may elongate the feeling of fullness. Due to the slow digestion process of oats, your appetite may be suppressed for a longer period of time than other foods. The slow digestion of oats can be attributed to the carbs found in them. These carbs typically pass through the intestines at a slower rate. However, carbs aren’t the only good thing in overnight oats, they also contain restrictive starches. Restrictive starches feed the healthy bacteria that live in your stomach.

Along with all the health benefits that overnight oats can provide, there are so many unique ingredients that you can incorporate into them!

The classic ingredients for the base of overnight oats consist of the following:

  • Greek yogurt (vegan yogurt)
  • Raw oats
  • Unsweetened milk alternative of your choice
  • Chia seeds
  • Vanilla extract (optional)
  • Pinch of salt (optional)
  • Honey or maple syrup (optional)

After gathering all the essential ingredients, add any additional flavors to make the perfect blend of overnight oats based on personal preference.

One of our favorites is the Matcha Green Tea Protein Overnight Oats recipe.

Ingredients:

  1. Raw Oats
  2. Chocolate Pea Protein Powder
  3. Matcha
  4. Yogurt
  5. Milk
  6. Chia seeds (optional)

After you gather all the necessary ingredients, mix them together in a jar (with a lid). Seal the lid and let it sit overnight.

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