Overnight Oats Are The Secret To Weight Loss and Beating The Morning Rush

Oats are high fiber meal that can help to get your day off to a good start. It’s also loaded with several other nutrients that will boost your overall health.

There several types of oats on the market that provide different nutrients. One example is steel oats. It is said to be the most difficult to prepare, based on the fact that it doesn’t go through lots of processing.

Others will choose rolled oats on the basis that it isn’t processed as much as instant oatmeal, but it isn’t as hard to prepare like steel oatmeal. So in other words, the more processing involved, the fewer nutrients it contains. So it would be safe to say that rolled oats would be the average preference.

You can save a lot of time in the mornings by using overnight oats recipes. As the name suggests, it should be prepared the night before and eaten in the morning. Hence avoiding the traditional morning scramble to leave home.

Why Do You Need Oats To Lose Weight?

Oat is very high in fiber and fiber is an essential part of digestion. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so you shouldn’t miss it. Oats is able to give your body enough energy to fully function throughout the day and the fiber does wonders for your metabolism as well.

With that in mind, if you are serious about getting results, you will also need to do lots of exercises and create a balanced diet.

Here are some overnight recipes that you can try:

Recipe #1: Almond, Raspberry and Coconut Overnight Oats

Ingredients

  • ½ cup rolled oat
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • ½ cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/8 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. raw honey
  • 1 tsp. shredded coconut
  • ½ tbsp. of sliced almonds

Preparation

Get a pint-sized mason jar. Add raw honey, cinnamon, milk, oat, raspberries and almond extract to the jar. Stir the mixture thoroughly, cover it and refrigerate and refrigerate for 2 to 3 days. Add the shredded coconut and almonds and stir well.

Recipe #2: Nut Butter and Banana Overnight Oats

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oat
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp. nut butter
  • ½ ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp. unsalted nuts

Preparation

Pour the milk into a jar, add nut butter and stir thoroughly. Add the oat and the slices of banana to the mixture and stir properly.  The jar and refrigerate it overnight. In the morning stir the oat and add almond milk. Sprinkle unsalted nuts on top and serve.

Recipe #3: Blueberry Walnuts Overnight Oat

Ingredients

  • ½ cup rolled oat
  • ½ a cup coconut milk (other milk if wish)
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tsp. chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. crushed walnuts

Preparation 

Add all ingredients to a mason jar and stir thoroughly.  Close jar and refrigerate. Add coconut milk in the morning and you will soften the oats.

Source: http://www.eatingwell.com

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