If you’re looking for long, complicated and fancy recipes, well this is not the place for you. I’m constantly on the go and the last thing I want to do during the week is fuss about making a meal that is not only healthy, but also appetizing.
Meal prepping is definitely something to consider if you are like me and need quick options you can grab from the fridge at the drop of a dime. Insert over night oats. Not only is this recipe easy to prep and taste delicious, but it’s highly nutritious and filling.
Oatmeal is rich in dietary fiber and a variety of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Oatmeal is also satiating (feeling of being full) and is known to improve digestion and cardiovascular health. Chia seeds are a great source of omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants while also providing fiber, iron and calcium. Omega 3 fatty acids can help raise HDL cholesterol, also known as your “good” cholesterol, which is your body’s defense against heart attack and stroke. So over all, this recipe is not only super simple, but its filled with healthy options.
- 1/2 Cup Plain Oats
- 1/2 Cup Dairy Free Milk
- 1-2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1/2 Tbsp Raw Agave Sweetener or Maple Syrup
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp Natural Peanut Butter (Optional)
Combine oats, dairy free milk, chia seeds, sweetener, vanilla extract and cinnamon in a container. Cover and refrigerate over night.
You may need to add additional milk before eating depending on desired consistency.
Top with peanut butter (or any nut butter of your choice) and fruit toppings.
Let me know if you try out this recipe – Happy Blogging!
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