Wednesday, August 26, 2015

BLUEBERRY & PEACH OVERNIGHT OATS











MARBLE CUTTING BOARD: Fox Run | MASON JAR: Ball | GLASS BOWL: Crate & Barrel | CHIA SEEDS: Nutiva | OATS: Quaker |

Hey Dolls!

Today I want to talk about the most important meal of the day, breakfast. I am constantly trying to find breakfasts that will provide fuel without weighing me down, and this is the WINNER. I had broken up with the traditional hot oatmeal, mainly because I had eaten it every morning when I was younger for about an eternity. So now that I have discovered this little number, I'm proud to say that I am introducing oats back into my life. Consider this the sexier version of oatmeal.  I'm excited to share my go-to breakfast meal that is quick, nutritious and quite tasty- Blueberry & Peach Overnight Oats.

Before I get started, I think it is very important to understand the nutritional breakdown of what we put in our bodies. After all, it is our only one, so you should treat it right! So here are the fun facts about the ingredients you are adding to your lovely overnight oat concoction.

CHIA SEEDS: Despite their tiny size, chia seeds are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. They are loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients.

OATMEAL:  A whole grain powerhouse that packs plenty of value for our health. Benefits include: boosts energy, protects skin, supports weight loss, prevents diabetes, boosts heart health, and reduces colon cancer.

ALMOND MILK: Although almond milk doesn't offer as much protein as milk, there are still many great benefits such as: improvements of vision, weight loss, stronger bones, marinating blood pressure and a healthy heart.

BLUEBERRIES: Are among the most nutrient dense berries. A 1 cup serving of blueberries contains: 4 grams of fiber, 24% of RDA of Vitamin C, 36% of the RDA of Vitamin K, and 25% of the RDA of Manganese!

**BLUEBERRY & PEACH OVERNIGHT OAT RECIPE**

INGREDIENTS:
I layered everything so that it looked pretty for the pictures, but really you should follow these steps in order for your oats and chia seeds to reach the right consistency the next morning.

STEPS TO PERFECT OVERNIGHT OATS:

  1. Pour 2 tbsp of chia seeds into mason jar
  2. Pour 1/3 cup of oatmeal into mason jar
  3. Add 1 1/2 cups of almond milk
  4. Stir in the oats and chia seeds with the almond milk so that everything is incorporated
  5. Add 3/4 cup blueberries
  6. Add 1/2 peach (diced)
  7. Screw lid on mason jar and place in fridge overnight
  8. Enjoy!

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