Overnight Oats Recipe

oatmeal with goji berriesThe top reason people say they skip breakfast is because they are too busy in the morning.  With this simple recipe for overnight oats, you can pack in protein, fiber, Vitamin C, Betacarotene, anti-oxidants and essential Omega 3 fatty acids.

As its name implies, you make this breakfast the night before and let it sit ‘overnight’ in your fridge.  In the morning  you can eat it cold or zap it in the micro for a few seconds to warm it up.

Recipe:

Use equal parts oats (I use quick oats) and Unsweetened almond milk (or other non-dairy milk).  My ‘pre-gym’ breakfast is:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup Unsweetened almond milk
  • 1.5-2 tablespoons Goji berry, golden berry and goose berry mix – Click here to purchase
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened raw coconut shreds (optional)
  •  1 tablespoon hulled hemp seeds – Click here to purchase

 

 

Mix together in a tupperware container.  Put in fridge and eat in the morning.  You can also make this breakfast really quickly in the AM.  Just use quick oats, double the water (ex 1/3 cup oats with 2/3 cup water)- zap in micro for 55 seconds than add all of the toppings.

Health Benefits of Goji Berries:

Goji berries are unique among fruits because they contain all essential amino acids, giving them the highest concentration of protein of any fruit. They are also loaded with vitamin C, contain more carotenoids than any other food, have twenty-one trace minerals, and are high in fiber. Boasting 15 times the amount of iron found in spinach, as well as calcium, zinc, selenium and many other important trace minerals, there is no doubt that the humble goji berry is a nutritional powerhouse.

This amazing little superfruit also contains natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal compounds. Their powerful antioxidant properties and polysaccharides help to boost the immune system.

(*** anyone who uses blood thinners or takes diabetic medication may have a negative reaction eating goji berries, according to WebMD. When in doubt, ask your doctor first.***)

 Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds

There are nearly 6 grams of protein in every one-ounce serving of hemp hearts. As a highly digestible source of plant-based protein, raw organic hemp seeds are great for athletes, vegans, and vegetarians. Hemp seeds are a complete protein containing all 9 essential amino acids, which are required for our bodies to build protein and must be obtained through food.

Raw organic hemp seeds also contain a healthy 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids which is rare in many of the foods consumed in Western diets. A proper balance of these essential fatty acids is important for controlling inflammation levels and preventing chronic conditions like heart disease. Hemp hearts are also a great source of nutrients such as vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant to protect cells, and minerals like iron, which wards off fatigue and boosts energy levels.

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