Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats

When you’re trying to get out the door in the morning but still want a healthy breakfast, there is nothing faster than overnight oats. Don’t be intimidated by the color of these overnight turmeric oats.  They get their yellow color from the added spice, turmeric, which has superfood benefits such as decreasing inflammation and promoting gastrointestinal health.

Kefir, which can be found in the refrigerator section at the grocery store, is another key ingredient in these oats. Kefir is drinkable yogurt that provides an excellent source of probiotics.

Probiotics are good bacteria and promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract.  They improve gastrointestinal health and boost immunity. There has been some research suggesting probiotics improve allergy symptoms and decrease the risk of colon cancer.

Chia seeds are another superfood found in this recipe. They are a good source of vitamins and Omega-3 fatty acids. Check out the breakfast grain & sauteed banana bowl for more information about the superfood benefits of chia seeds.

This breakfast can be eaten cold or can be heated in the microwave for 1 - 2 minutes for a warm breakfast. Tasty toppings include pommegrante seeds and / or walnuts which provide additional superfood benefits.

Overnight Oats

Ingredients: Serves 2

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup low fat or fat free milk
  • ½ cup low fat or fat free plain kefir
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Zest of one small orange or satsuma
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp cinnamon

Preparation

  • Combine all ingredients.
  • Divide into two jars or bowls, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  •  Top with fresh berries or pomegranate seeds.

Nutritional information per serving (1/2 cup of oats):

  • Calories: 275
  • Protein: 11g
  • Carbohydrates: 46g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 148mg
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Added Sugars: 8g

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