Oatmeal is one of the popular breakfast choices for the weight watchers. Easy to cook, Oats are now available in various avatars be it spicy, masala coated or bland.
Loaded with whopping amount of nutrients such as soluble fibre, vitamin B, A, potassium, calcium, iron and good sources of omega fatty acids, Oats can keep you active and energized for rest of the day.
And if you want to make your oats look more appealing and appetizing, try these overnight breakfast jars with oats. Overnight oatmeal jars are made by soaking oats in milk topped with liberal amounts of nuts and dates.
All you need is a glass jar or small bottle. Pick fistful of oats, fresh fruits, crunchy nuts, dairy products etc. to go into that beautiful glass jar for a healthy morning breakfast.
Just toss ingredients in a glass jar, let it refrigerate it overnight, scoop it out and relish it in the morning!
1. Nutty, Date Oatmeal Jar
½ cup rolled oats
½ cup chopped nuts & seeds (almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds)
8-12 dates & raisins finely chopped
½ cup chopped papaya
Milk as required
Add steel cut oats and milk to a jar, top with half of the nuts, chia seeds and dry fruits, then add enough milk to fully immerse the oats.
Keep the oats jar in the fridge overnight.
Just before serving, add remaining nuts and dry fruits topped over with chopped papaya.
Consume your overnight oatmeal cereal jar within 2 hours after taking out from the fridge.
2 Coconut Chia Pudding
Coconut chia pudding is a good start to your day. This pudding is set the night before, so they make up the ideal grab and go breakfast.
250 ml coconut milk/1 cup
3 tbsp maple syrup
½ tsp vanilla
½ tsp ground cardamom,
Pinch of salt
½ cup water
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup chopped pineapple, oranges, and bananas.
Blend together the coconut milk, maple syrup, vanilla, cardamom, and water until mixed well.
Add 2 tbsp of chia seeds in the jar. Pour the blended mixture into the jar and stir well until the chia seeds are mixed well.
Keep the jar in the fridge overnight. Serve with chopped fruits of your choice.
Coconut milk is a good source of medium chain triglycerides, vital vitamins, and minerals. Chia seeds are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, soluble fibre, antioxidants, iron, and calcium. About 2 tablespoon of chia seeds gives you about 5.6 grams of protein. This pudding is power packed with nutrients that nourish your health.