Want a quick, easy and healthy way to start the day? Heard of overnight oats? Well, in this article we go through what they are, why they’re so good for you and how to make our version with the addition of matcha and protein. Let’s get to it.
So, you may have heard one of your friends talk about overnight oats and wondered what they are. You may have also tried regular oats in a morning with the faff of having to microwave them, to then have to wait what seems like forever to allow them to cool. And, if you’re like me… not waiting long enough resulting in a third degree burn to the roof of my mouth. Sigh. When morning comes around (for me in particular), the quicker I can prep and eat food, the better! However, this usually means reaching for one of the many sugar filled cereals in the cupboard due to sheer ease and speed. Not anymore.
First things first, overnight oats are just oats that are soaked in some form of liquid overnight. Talk about stating the obvious. The most common way to prepare them is by using equal parts oats, milk and or yogurt. You can use any kind of milk, however, if you would like to keep it on the uber healthy side, use almond or soy milk. With so many options overnight oats are the perfect way to start the morning and be a little creative too.
Overnight oats are a great way to start the day as they are packed with protein and fibre. We all know that a good source of fibre will keep hunger at bay for longer so you’ll be less likely to reach for the snacks before dinner rolls around. So what else? Well if you choose to use our recipe, we have the addition of matcha and protein. If you haven’t read about the many benefits of matcha, see our matcha info page in our knowledge base section, but if you have already you’ll know it’s high in antioxidants, great for helping burn fat and it provides a coffee like boost of energy, without the jitters. As for the protein, well also should know that it is the building block for muscle growth following a gruelling workout. If you’re a fitness enthusiast like us, you will already be using some form of protein supplement in your diet.
Total Prep Time: 5 mins. (6 hours refrigerated overnight).
1 scoop of your regular Protein (tastes delicious with vanilla)
1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
Just under 1 cup/mug of steel cut oats
A handfull of berries (bluberries or raspberries for example)
As time is of the essence in the morning you’ll be glad to hear that that there’s no messing about when prepping them (it’s what makes overnight oats the perfect morning food!). All that’s required is to chuck all the ingredients into a bowl (or if you feel like being slightly more fancy, a mason jar) and popping them in the fridge to let them do their thing. They are so easy to make and taste really good, so take it from us; they’re a great way to start the day off right.
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