Overnight oats with persimmon


Jumpstart your day with a bowl filled with superfoods that is easy to prepare, pop in the fridge before bed and enjoy as soon as you wake up…no cooking required! This supercharged oatmeal combination can be eaten raw because the overnight soaking process makes the oatmeal easily digestible and even more nutritious.

~MM healthy tip: Nutrition and overnight soaking

  • Soaking nutsYou should always soak your oatmeal first, especially if you are eating it raw (and I just recently learned it is beneficial to soak oats you intend to cook, too!)
  • Why? Oatmeal, along with other grains, nuts, and seeds, have an outer layer containing phytic acid which binds to vitamins and minerals in our intestines and blocks their absorption. Soaking helps neutralize phytic acid and other enzyme inhibitors and breaks down substances to make them more easily digested.
  • Oats and grains have so many nutritious benefits and vitamins that are maximally gained by soaking in liquid (especially a slightly acidic medium like yogurt)
  • For more information: thenourishinggourmet, nourishedkitchen


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Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Overnight Super-Oats

Ingredients:


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Oatmeal Protein Powerbars

These are a delicious and wholesome breakfast or snack bar packed with healthiness and high quality protein to keep you full and satisfied – they are super convenient and you can avoid spending money on packaged bars loaded with added sugar and preservatives.

  • Take along while traveling as a go-to snack/meal to avoid stressful never-ending searches for healthy options in unfamiliar locations and skip the questionable airline food
  • Energy bars for road trips, camping, and hiking
  • Everyday convenient breakfast or snack to satisfy munchie cravings
  • Replenishing post-workout snack
  • Add chocolate/carob chips to make ultra-healthy chocolate chip dessert bars

Each ingredient adds a bit more nutrition to this delicious recipe. I basically just combined some of my favorite healthy ingredients and came up with this recipe that I love – feel free to customize and add your own variations!

Recipe: Oatmeal Protein Powerbars

(Makes about 24 circular bars and two mini loaves)

Ingredients

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