I love oatmeal and it’s one of the easiest and most versatile breakfasts to make. Soaking oats overnight, not only cuts down the cooking time but it has other health benefits too.
Soaking overnight is an effective method used to help break down the difficult to digest components of grains. Oats contain phytic acid. Phytic acid is an antinutrient found in grains and legumes that prevent mineral absorption which can contribute to poor bone health, tooth decay, and anemia.
The enzyme phytase is activated when grains and legumes are soaked. Phytase works to break down the phytic acid and also helps to release beneficial nutrients, making them easier to digest.
This breakfast is loaded with antioxidants, omega 3 fatty acids, fiber and protein to keep you satiated until your next meal. Then you won’t have the need to reach for something unhealthy. ; )
Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
1 apple, peeled and diced
1 cup gluten free regular rolled oats
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk + 1/4 cup more to thin out
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
2 tablespoons goji berries
1 scoop vegan vanilla protein powder (optional)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
sweetener to taste (I used stevia but maple syrup or raw honey works too)
1. Combine oats and 1 cup coconut milk in a bowl. Set overnight in the fridge.
2. In the morning, add oat mixture in a small pot and heat with the remaining 1/4 cup coconut milk. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes.
3. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients. Stir, top with goji berries and serve.
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