Super Soaker Oats

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Finding it hard to wait the +30 minutes to cook steel cut oats come 6am?

We don’t blame you.

The solution? Overnight oats.

Found: Kath Eats Real Food

Makes 1 serving

Soaked oats are a versatile way in gaining a bunch of nutrition. They may be stirred with a variety of nuts, seeds, nut butters, fruit, and spices. Soaking oats in milk and yogurt (for creaminess) before going to bed means you have cold oatmeal come morning time.

“Oatmeal sticks to your ribs” is no lie…well, a slight lie. Seeing the oats before and after is unreal; the aftermath is an expanded mass of soluble fibre heaven, one supported in the research as lowering blood cholesterol (and one’s risk of heart disease), blood sugars (diabetes), and aids in weight loss, hemorrhoids, and diverticulosis. The fibre soaks up water, slows down and/or traps the body’s ability to absorb dietary cholesterol and sugars, and forms a mass that keeps us from feeling hungry.

Not sold yet?

Make it and taste it.

Ingredients (Oats – for the night before):

  • 1/3 cup uncooked rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1/3 cup milk (2% or less; fortified plain soy milk)
  • 1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt (Greek or regular)

*Ingredients (Toppings – for the morning of):

  • 1/2 anjou pear, cored and chopped
  • 4 massive strawberries, cored and chopped
  • 1 tbsp. Hemp Hearts
  • 1 tbsp. unsweetened dried fruit, chopped
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • May need to pour in some extra milk if the texture is too thick for your liking

*Note: if you prefer other nuts, fruit, herbs, etc. then feel free to add some in, being aware that 1 tbsp. packed brown sugar = 52 calories (1 cup sliced strawberries = 53 calories). See the difference?

How to (Oats – for the night before):

  1. Mix together all ingredients for the oats. Break up the clumps that the yogurt tends to make. Cover and store in the fridge overnight.

How to (Toppings – for the morning of):

  1. Pretty simple: prepare and mix all ingredients into the oats.

Make it a meal:

  • Oats + dairy + fruit + healthy fat (nuts) = complete meal
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