Overnight Oats Galore.

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Hey you! Since dedicating my full attention to Simplholistic I get to create more recipes and memories to share with you. Having you as a part of this team is the best thing ever because I get endless feedback, suggestions and questions. You make my job incredible; even on the days I want to go for a 20-mile run (I don’t run 20 miles!). One of the best parts of mid-week adventures are the recipes I get to create and pass along to you. This week I am covering one of my favorite quick & easy breakfasts that you can take ANYWHERE. The flavor combinations are endless and they will leave you satiated and ready to go.

If you go to the popular section of Instagram, Facebook or wherever else that exists, you will find screen after screen of the infamous overnight oats. That’s because these oats are quick, easy and affordable to make. Plus, you drop the hassle of scrunching in a gourmet breakfast on those mornings you must get out the door fast! Whether you are going on a hike, heading to work, leaving for a road trip or simply don’t want to slave over breakfast, these oats are for you. Want to know what is even more appealing about them? The kiddies love them and so do the husbands and grandpas.

So, let’s talk a little bit about the nutrients that lies within one of the jars of goodness. Having a breakfast that contains all these nutrients is going to leave your appetite happy and your stomach happier. Unlike when you eat a refined sugary breakfast, you won’t come running into the house an hour later to veg out on more refined foods.

Oats – While oats are a carbohydrate you must remember that carbs are not Satan. They also contain soluble fiber which is crucial for regular bowel movements and that full feeling. Oats are high in magnesium, iron and the famous fiber. These nutrients together create a well-balanced food that is supportive of your health and your gut. Be sure to purchase organic and gluten-free oats since they often times are cross contaminated with flour and other gluten-containing grains. It is sometimes difficult to find organic and gluten-free ones but I found some here for you.

Chia seeds – This fiber filled brain food is one that you must get on your next trip to the grocery store. Better yet, head over here to get the one I love. Chia seeds contain healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium and iron. Together these nutrients will give you energy, boost your metabolism and increase your stamina. When you add them to liquid they expand and form a gel-like substance. Be sure to mix well as soon as you put them in a liquid.

Hemp hearts – We have got another fat food on our hands and I am talking about the good fats. Just like chia seeds, these little hearts are an excellent source of healthy fats that will fuel your brain and metabolism. They contain both alpha-linolenic (omega 3) and linoleic acid (omega 6) which keeps that omega 3:6 ratio under control. When you are shopping for hemp products look for cold-pressed (under 104 degrees F), raw, living hemp hearts. I love these ones and use them every single day!

Protein – Every meal that you have should contain 1 serving of clean protein and every snack should contain ½ serving. This protein powder contains 22 g of protein per serving.  For a building diet you want to eat 60-80 g of protein per day; give or take. Try to get in 2-4 servings per day.  Protein is used for muscle synthesis and hormone, neurotransmitter and enzyme production. Plus, if you have protein in your meal you will be more satiated. Don’t go overboard though because excess protein will stress the kidneys .

Sweetener – If you must have a sweetener in your oats I recommend you choose whole food sources first. Lots of times this will omit your desire for another source of sweetness. I often throw in blueberries, raisins, chopped dates or strawberries. If you still need a little sweet sweet, go for the coconut nectar, maple syrup, raw honey or stevia. Remember, a little goes a long way.

The Recipes

Love Oats
1 packet organic & gluten-free oatmeal
½ serving Mt. Kapra Goat Protein (vanilla)
2 t. chia seeds
½ c. – 1 c. filtered water
½ c. fresh or frozen blueberries
* All ingredients in a mason jar, shake it up, put it in the fridge
* In the morning top with some sprouted cashews (I love roasted!)

Caca(o)ats
½ c. gluten-free & organic oats
½ serving Mt. Kapra Goat Protein
1 t. cacao powder
1 T. desiccated coconut
½ t. coconut nectar (optional)
1 T. peanut butter (I like cashew butter from here use code SIMPLHOLISTIC for $1 off)
1 c. filtered water
* All ingredients in a mason jar, shake it up, put it in the fridge
* In the morning dig in & don’t make too big of a mess

Matcha Sunbutter Oats
½ c. gluten-free & organic oats
1 t. matcha powder
1 T. sunbutter
1 c. filtered water
½ t. maple syrup (optional)
sprinkle of cinnamon
dash of vanilla
* Blend water, sunbutter & matcha together in a blender
* All ingredients in a mason jar, shake it up, put it in the fridge

**I haven’t tried bringing them through TSA but I will & if you do or have before I get the chance, let me know & I’ll list it on this post (& give you credit!).


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