Oatmeal is an excellent breakfast idea, and it combines pretty much all your favorite fruits and nuts. Moreover, oatmeal is highly nutritious and healthy, and its fiber content alone is a good reason to prepare yourself a nice bowl of oatmeal.
But, you should be more careful about the type of oats you choose, because they all provide different amount of nutrients. For instance, steel cut oats are the thing you need if you are looking for the least processed product, but they are also the most difficult to prepare. If you prefer instant oatmeal, using steel cut oats could be quite a struggle.
Rolled oats do not pass through the same processing as instant oats, but they are sure more processed than the steel cut type. As you well know, the more processed, the less nutritious your oats are. In other words, rolled oats are the ‘golden medium.’ Rolled oats are a better choice than steel cut oats when it comes to prep time length, but they are more nutritious than instant oats.
Overnight oats are an excellent idea for those who do not have much time to prepare their breakfast. You should prepare these the night before, and they are ready to eat in the morning. In this way you will not go crazy in the morning. We give you a brief explanation on how does oatmeal restore your body’s weight loss abilities, plus you get 3 easy and tasty recipes.
Why is oatmeal good for you?
Fiber supports a healthy digestive function, and that is exactly what you get with every oatmeal. Most nutritionists consider breakfast to be the most important meal of the day, as it is supposed to fill you up with the energy you need for the day ahead.
Overnight oats will sure give you the energy you need, and you will also increase your fiber intake. In this way you will be able to control your appetite and cut down cravings. Given that fiber promotes healthy digestion, your metabolism will also run at a full pace.
The combination of healthy and organic ingredients will get you plenty of nutrient, and you will melt those excess pounds with almost no effort. However, do not forget that regular physical activity and healthy dietary habits will get you closer to the healthier you. For extra weight loss benefits, try these overnight oats recipes.
Raspberry, almond and coconut overnight oats
The ingredients in this recipe make one serving, but you can always prepare some more.
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk
- ½ cup raspberries (you can use frozen as well)
- 1/8 tsp. almond extract
- 1/8 tsp. cinnamon powder
- 1 tsp. raw honey
- 1 tsp. shredded coconut
- ½ tsp. sliced almonds
You need a pint size glass mason jar for this recipe. Add in your oats, milk, raspberries, almond extract, cinnamon and raw honey. Stir the ingredients until well combined. Put the lid on, and make sure it is closed tightly. Keep it in your fridge overnight. This recipe remains good and tasty for 2-3 days.
Add shredded coconut and almonds before you eat your oatmeal. Stir again, just to make sure the ingredients are well distributed. Enjoy!
Nut butter and banana overnight oats
This is the best recipe for those who enjoy peanut butter. It is a no-bake oatmeal recipe, and all you have to do is stir the ingredients together, and store your jar in the fridge.
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp. nut butter of your choice
- ½ ripe banana
- 1 tbsp. unsalted nuts of your choice
Blend the nut butter into your milk, and throw in your sliced banana and rolled oats. Stir the content until well combined. Put the lid on the jar, and place it in your fridge. Next morning, stir your oatmeal and add a tiny bit of almond milk and nuts of your choice.
Blueberry walnuts overnight oats
It is a tasty overnight oats recipe. The prepping goes as in the previous recipes. Once you are done with the preparation, store your nutritious oatmeal in the fridge and enjoy it next morning.
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup coconut milk or other milk of your choice
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- 1 tsp. chia seeds
- 1 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 tbsp. crushed walnuts
Put the ingredients in a mason jar, and stir until well combined. Make sure your oats are well soaked in liquid. Put the lid on the jar, and place it in your fridge. Next morning, add a dash of coconut milk and stir again before serving.
We hope that these overnight oatmeal ideas will be of great help for you. Now you can sleep some more in the mornings without wondering what is on the menu for that day. You get a super delicious meal that is full packed with nutrients. Who could have asked for more?