Overnight oats - Metabolic Balance®

June 28, 2018

Although it might not be an option for everyone, I was very lucky to have oats and fruit as one of my breakfast options in my Metabolic Balance® plan. In these hot summer months, overnight oats have now become my go to breakfast, particularly on busy days, as you can prepare them the night before. Mix some ingredients... et voila! They'll be waiting for you in your fridge in the morning. 

 

Ingredients: 
  • Oats: I mix different types of oats to give some texture. For example, you could try mixing jumbo oats and porridge oats. If you are feeling extra fancy, you could even toast them on a non-stick pan for a nuttier flavour beforehand... but honestly, I don't do it, I don't have the patience!

  • Fruit: If you are on the plan, you will know which fruits to use as part of your list. If not, I recommend mango, or apple, or berries. You could even mix and match (apples and berries is a pretty nice combination!). Just ensure you slice the fruit a bit small and evenly. 

  • Liquid base: I am currently using unsweetened soy milk as my protein base for these oats, as I am lactose intolerant. If you like/tolerate regular milk, you can definitely use it as well. You could also use hazelnut and oat milk, but just remember that you might need to supplement your protein intake later in the day. Yogurt is also an option, but ensure it is full fat, or if you are lactose intolerant like me, you can opt for sheep's milk yogurt. Some people use fruit juices... please don't do that! You will just be adding more sugar. 

  • Toppings: Although not included in the plan, I add chia seeds as a topping for healthy fatty acids (such as Omega 3), and Ceylon cinnamon (you can watch the stories on my Instagram on cinnamon to learn why you need to use this type). If you like a bit of crunch, you can also add some seeds on top in the morning (sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds are my favourite!). For me the fruit is already sweet enough, but my fiance likes adding a dash of honey or maple syrup in the morning (a tiny dash!).

 

Method: 

  • Pre-mix your oats (if you are doing so ~ optional)

  • Cut up your fruit of choice

  • In a bowl that you can cover (I use mason jars with lids) place a base of your oats (picture below).

  • Layer up some of your fruit and top up with some more oats.

  • Add your chia seeds and cinnamon.

  • Add your milk of choice.

  • Mix ingredients thoroughly, so there are no dry pesky corners. 

  • Cover up and place in the fridge overnight. 

  • You can add the extra seeds and other toppings in the morning, or just eat right away!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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