For those wanting to lose weight or fat, they may shy away from carbohydrates. But oats are whole grains and a slow-releasing carbohydrate, which help you feel fuller for longer. This means you are likely to feel less hungry and snack on other naughty items, ergo, this will help in weight loss! It also helps lower “bad” cholesterol and are rich in antioxidants. This is great as a healthy and quick breakfast that you can make the night before and eat on the go, on the bus, on the train or at your desk – you can also eat it for lunch or anytime as a healthy snack. I thought I would put my own twist on this popular breakfast item.
I came up with the recipe below which was absolutely delicious (if I may say so myself) and it made a batch which would serve 4. If you don’t want to make this much then halve the ingredients.
Ingredients: Serves 4
- 100g oats
- 4 tablespoons of high protein natural yoghurt (Tesco)
- 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
- 1 apple, coarsely grated
- Half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 300ml milk
To serve: peanut butter, sliced banana, blueberries, nuts…
The night before you want to eat your oats, mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and leave to soak overnight in your fridge. In the morning serve up into good looking bowls or jars…