Overnight Oats

One of the most common mistakes we see with nutrition is skipping breakfast. The reasons for this can be varied, but usually fall down to either not being hungry first thing, or not having the time to make a healthy breakfast in the morning.

Overnight your body begins to fast and your metabolism slows down due to this. Eating a good breakfast is your first chance to “break” the “fast” and kickstart your day. This is important for a range of different reasons and research suggests eating a healthy breakfast can lead to improved weight loss as well as lower chances of diabetes and heart disease.

For those who don’t have time or don’t feel particularly hungry in the morning, overnight oats are often a brilliant choice. As the name suggests, the oats are prepared overnight so all you have to do in the morning is heat them or eat them cold. This gives you a nutritious breakfast, that you don’t have to spend ages making. The oats also soak up everything overnight meaning a better consistency.

There is a range of different recipes that can be used for overnight oats, but here is my favourite.

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
Ingredients
150 ml of unsweetened almond milk
1 Tbsp chia seeds
2 Tbsp of natural peanut butter or almond butter – Make sure to avoid the added sugar options
1 Tbsp of honey
1/2 cup  gluten free rolled oats
Instructions
Add all ingredients in to a bowl and mix thoroughly. Cover securely and leave in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning you can add additional fruit to the top such as bananas and eat it cold or heat in the microwave.