Flocos de Aveia "Overnight"
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Overnight Oats: Super Easy And Healthy

Overnight Oats: A Healthy Breakfast!

Oats are a healthy breakfast alternative, low in fat, high in protein and in complex carbohydrates, of the kind we need to have energy and a sharp brain.

Moreover, oats have an important set of vitamins and minerals that make them a true ‘superfood’, perfect for those who want to eat healthily. Last but not the least, it’s very easy to prepare.

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In a previous post, I explained how I cook my oatmeal so it’s always perfect. You can take a look at the recipe here. However, oats can also be prepared raw and that is what I’ll be talking about today!

Flocos de Aveia Overnight

Overnight Oats – What Is It?

Basically, “overnight oats” are raw oats, soaked in some kind of liquid – usually milk, sometimes juice – and left in the fridge for a few hours, hence overnight.

Raw oats are not easy to digest. That is why the soaking process is necessary: the cereal is still raw but by being soaked for a long time, it softens and becomes more digestible. So, if you want raw oats, don’t forget to make your bowl the night before.

The Recipe Is Easy And Fast!


Overnight oats: healthy, fast and super easy breakfast
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Author: Sílvia Almeida
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Serves: 1 serving
  • Oats
  • Milk or juice of choice
  • Optional: cinnamon, chia seeds, grated coconut
  • Toppings: fruit, yogurt, nuts, seeds … according to the day and the mood!
  1. Weigh your dose. I make 30 gr of raw oat flakes per person but the recipes can go up to 50 grams per person, usually.
  2. Choose the milk or juice. I am a traditionalist here: I always opt for a milk version – fat-free milk, almond milk or coconut milk (the drinking kind, comes in a carton). But there are those who use juices, such as apple juice, which is widely used in bircher muesli – a typical overnight oatmeal recipe from Switzerland.
  3. Mix, cover, and place in the fridge. As everyone here has their individual preferences, I always do individual doses. I pour the milk without really measuring – about 1 centimeter above the height of the flakes – mix it with a spoon, cover and put in the refrigerator. This is also the moment to add seeds – chia, pumpkin or sunflower seeds are good options, as are hemp seeds. Cinnamon or grated coconut are great seasonings – add 1 teaspoon per cup of oats.
  4. In the morning, finish with toppings of your choice: start by adding a little more of milk, if it has gotten too dry; then cut some fresh fruit, more seeds, some nuts, a spoonful of yogurt … whatever you want.

And there it is, a nutritious, healthy, breakfast that takes no more than 5 minutes to make. Is there any better?

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