The Next Big Trend: Overnight Oats

You would be shockiStock-520123692ed to know the backstory of this “new” trend that is perfect for the healthy foodies out there. The idea of overnight oats actually comes from the 1990s, and was introduced by a Swiss doctor who wanted an easy way to bring a nutrient rich option to hospital patients.  It is simply a mixture of raw oats, soaked overnight, and then served uncooked with a variety of fruits and nuts. Not only is this delicious, but also has weight loss and healthy heart benefits. Grab a jar and check out some of our favorite recipes below.

The Classic:

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup (heaping) rolled oats
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened milk of choice
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flaxmeal
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 0-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup

Instructions

1 Whisk together all ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Spoon into a jar with a tight-fitting lid.

2 Close and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight before eating.

Option: Add fruit or nuts of your choice

Chocolate Peanut Butter:

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup (heaping) rolled oats
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened milk of choice
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flaxmeal
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 0-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup

Instructions

1 Whisk together all ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Spoon into a jar with a tight-fitting lid.

2 Close and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight before eating.

Tropical Fruit

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup (heaping) rolled oats
  • ⅔ cup full-fat coconut milk (in the can)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flax meal
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 0-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh or canned pineapple
  • ⅓ cup chopped ripe mango
  • ½ ripe banana, chopped or mashed
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened flaked coconut

Instructions

1 Whisk together all ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Spoon into a jar with a tight-fitting lid.

2 Close and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight before eating.

 

Source: eatthis.com, wholefully.com

 

 


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