These superfood overnight oats is my go-to when I want quick, healthy, and hearty breakfast! It’s easy to throw together the night before and is full of wholesome ingredients. Vegan friendly, but be sure to use certified gluten-free oats to make this totally gf as well!
I know overnight oats aren’t anything new, but I wanted to add the recipe to the version I make most often. It’s packed with nutrition and makes a quick + delicious breakfast on busy mornings. If you aren’t familiar with overnight oats, it’s basically raw oats that are soaked in liquid for several hours until the oats absorb the liquid and softened without having to be cooked.
Soaking the oats is beneficial because it helps break the starches down and reduces the natural phytic acid—a natural substance found in plant seeds that impairs the absorption of necessary nutrients—Which helps make the oats easier to digest.
Aside from oats, which themselves help lower cholesterol and are high in fiber, these overnight oats are full of nutritious superfoods, like:
- chia seeds—rich omega-3s, antioxidants, fiber, plant-based protein, as well as calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, and zinc.
- flaxseed—high in fiber and plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, flaxseeds are also used to lower cholesterol and can improve skin and hair health.
- blueberries—are rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, and manganese. They are also thought to reduce the risk of heart disease and improve cognitive function.
- almond butter—contains protein, fiber, healthy fats, as well as calcium, iron, and potassium
- cinnamon—provides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. It’s also used to aid digestion and thought to lower blood pressure. Cinnamon is rich in manganese and fiber, among several other vitamin and minerals.
Adding all of these nutrient-dense ingredients in with the oats make these superfood overnight oats the perfect choice when you’re wanting to make a healthy and wholesome breakfast ahead of time. This recipe makes 2–3 servings, and since it keeps well in the fridge, you could have 2–3 meals of the week already figured out!
If you’re a fan of oats, scroll past the recipe for more ideas! Hope you enjoy this recipe!Print