Overnight oats are one of my favorite “go-to” breakfast recipes. It is so easy to make and the ingredients are high in fiber to allow for proper elimination of toxins and waste from the body.
In-fact, we should aim to consume 30-40g of fiber every. single. day.
A diet too low in fiber, insufficient in good bacteria and too high in processed foods is the major cause of most digestive problems. The colon requires bulk in order for it to move 2-3 times per day. (Yes, you should be pooping 2-3 times PER day!)
Getting enough fiber in the diet is key. Fiber comes in two different forms: soluble and insoluble. Optimal intake of fiber is split evenly between soluble and insoluble fiber.
Soluble: dissolves with water and is founds in oats and oat bran, dried beans and peas, nuts, barley, flax, fruits like oranges, bananas and apples, and vegetables such as artichokes, tomatoes, and carrots.
Insoluble: Indigestible, meaning it does not dissolve with water. Insoluble fiber increased stool bulk and enhances transit time. Found primarily in green beans, beets, and dark leafy vegetables, fruit skins, root vegetables skins and whole grain products, seeds and nuts.
Blueberry Overnight Oats
1 1/2 cups Oats
1 1/2 cups Unsweetened Almond Milk
2 tbsps Chia Seeds
2 tbsps Maple Syrup
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 cup Water
1 cup Blueberries
1 cup Slivered Almonds
Combine oats, almond milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, cinnamon and water together in a large tupperware container. Stir well to mix. Seal and place in the fridge overnight (or for at least 8 hours).
Remove oats from fridge. Use single-serving size mason jars and place a large spoonful of the oat mix in the bottom of each, then a layer of blueberries followed by a layer of slivered almonds. Repeat until all ingredients are used up. Store in the fridge until ready to eat. Enjoy hot or cold!
Hope you enjoy this quick and easy breakfast as much as we do!
With love & health,
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