So have you tried em’ yet?!! Not only do overnight oats save you time in the morning, but they’re also much easier to digest than unsoaked oats.
As the oats soak overnight, their digestibility greatly improves.
Overnight as they soak, the starches break down which improves digestibility and the natural phytic acid (which all plants contain) is greatly reduced that makes them more easily absorbed by our bodies!
***One final note***
I truly PREFER using FROZEN berries, or fruit to make these for several reasons:
EASY! No washing or chopping! Frozen fruit is often more economical as well. And finally, I LOVE the natural juicy syrup the fruit creates as it melts into the oats!makes 4-5 servings
For oatmeal base:
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
2 cups milk of choice, I prefer unsweetened almond, coconut, or cashew
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup raw honey
4 Tbsps chia seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon extract
For topping ideas: fresh chopped fruit, or berries of choice. I really love to use frozen fruits and berries to make my oats. Make them your own. If using bananas, drizzle them with fresh lemon juice to prevent browning. 1/2 cup of fruit or berries per serving is what I like to aim for. Additional Greek yogurt only if desired.
In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients for the oatmeal base. Stir well to completely incorporate, set aside in your fridge.Meanwhile, prepare the fruit you want to use as toppings.Divide your oatmeal mixture equally between 4-5 glass meal prep containers, or jars, then top it all up with chopped fruit and a dollop of additional Greek yogurt if desired.1/2 cup of fruit or berries per serving is what I like to aim for. Seal and refrigerate overnight for up to five days.Before serving, give it all a big stir, and enjoy! (and YES they are eaten cold, just like pudding…just try it!)Enjoy and remember to tag me @CleanFoodCrush in your creations. I LOVE seeing your food art 🙂 ❤Rachel