Being an busy bee, it seems I am always rushing to get out the door in the mornings. Often times, this means a grab-and-go breakfast. Sometimes though, the prep time takes a little while, and I can spend up to ten minutes making my meal. To save on time, I decided to try this trend of overnight oatmeal. I was not only intrigued by how little prep-time it took (less than five minutes), and that I could make it the night before, but the benefits of it being raw. Due to the process of the liquid absorbing into the oats overnight, there is no heat needed to make this oatmeal, which allows it to hold in its nutrients more!
Here are the nutritious benefits you are getting in this tasty meal:
Oatmeal – Full of dietary fiber, this grain is great for stimulating our digestive systems and keeping us regular. It’s a great source of protein, fiber, calcium, iron, phosphate, potassium, and magnesium.
Blueberries – These berries have plenty of wonderful antioxidants that help prevent cancers and slow down the aging process. They also contain plenty of vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese.
Banana – Bananas have been linked to increase the absorption of calcium, which is beneficial for strong, healthy bones.
Lemon – The high acidity in lemons make them great for ingestion and constipation. With their high levels of vitamin C, they are also great for strengthening our immune system.
All these wonderful health benefits, easy to make, and rawesome tasting? Breakfast on the go just got a whole lot better!
Honey Lemon Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal
- 1/4 cup steel cut oats
- 1/4 cup almond milk (or other non-dairy)
- 1/2 ripe banana
- 1/2 a lemon
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tbsp honey (or agave nectar)
- In a mason jar, combine the oats, milk, banana, oil, honey, and juice of 1/2 a lemon. Mix well with a fork until thoroughly blended.
- Store in fridge overnight.
- In the morning, grab and go!