We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but we don’t always treat it that way. For every healthy morning meal, there are countless unhealthy options. Pancakes, waffles and sickeningly sugary breakfast cereals are a poor substitute for real food. Often, we find ourselves turning to these alternatives because it’s easier than cooking. Oatmeal is the perfect solution.
Oats are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Beta-glucan, the fiber found in oats, has innumerable health benefits. It enhances your immune system, protects against carcinogens and helps to lower cholesterol. It also slows digestion, keeping blood sugar levels stable and providing a steady energy source throughout the morning.
With this simple recipe, you’ll never find yourself groggily reaching for sugary boxed cereal again. Just whip up a bowl of oatmeal the night before, and pull it out of the fridge in the morning. Nothing so good for you has ever been so easy.
Simple Overnight Oatmeal
- 1 banana
- 1/3cup oats
- 1/3cup milk
- 1/3cup Greek yogurt
- 1tbsp chia seeds
- pinch of salt
- Honey to taste
- Place one banana in a bowl and mash with a fork.
- Add rolled oats, milk, Greek yogurt, chia seeds and salt.
- Refrigerate overnight.
- Sweeten with honey as desired. Enjoy!
— Erin Wildermuth