Easy Overnight Oats

 
Before it's set. Freshly made overnight oats.

Before it's set. Freshly made overnight oats.

This is brilliantly easy and healthy breakfast perfect for busy mornings. You can meal prep them on the weekend ahead of a full-on week and a healthy and delicious breakfast will be guaranteed. 

Thanks to the combination of slow-burning carbs, healthy fats, protein and fibre, this meal is great for helping keep my mood and hormones more stable. Eating foods like this is just another way how I manage my anxiety :)

The probiotics and fibre also keep my gut regular and healthy! (and a healthy gut helps boost your mood too)!

I've kept this recipe simple so you can play around with it and make it your own. I love how it doesn't require shredding any apples or funny business! 

You can experiment and swap out the honey for ½ shredded apple or 1 tablespoon of raisins or currants, add a handful of chopped nuts.

I add mixed seeds to this overnight oats for crunch and texture. Adding seeds is a brilliant way to get a load of fibre (and most of us don't eat enough fibre in a day)! I personally need a lot to stay regular so I'm always sneaking in whole grains, seeds, nuts... and other foods to prevent constipation

For this recipe, use whichever milk makes YOU feel good. I drink dairy because I feel good on it. Don't get pulled into the hype about foods to avoid - always just eat and drinks what works for your body. We are all different and there is no right or wrong. 

Choose a greek yoghurt with probiotics (not all yoghurt has probiotics) and a good amount of calcium (coconut yoghurt doesn't have much calcium, unfortunately).  Here's my guide on how to pick a healthy yoghurt.  

If you don't have frozen berries, use fresh whatever fruit is around (mango is also great). You can also top with coconut, sultanas or nuts. 

Be sure to use gluten-free oats if you're sensitive/allergic. 

Enjoy this simple and super easy breakfast!

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Healthy recipe

Easy overnight Oats

Prep time: 5 minutes | Leave overnight (or for at least 3 hours) | Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1/3 of cup milk 
  • 1/3 of cup plain Greek yoghurt
  • 1/3 of cup plain rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of mixed seeds (I love linseeds/flaxseeds, sunflower, pumpkin and chia seeds).
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/3 cup frozen berries (optional)

Method

  1. Mix together milk, yoghurt, oats, honey, vanilla and seeds in a jar. Top with frozen berries and place in fridge overnight.

 

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