Our recipe for a quick and healthy breakfast stored in Mason Jars – A simple breakfast recipe that will save you a lot of time.
This recipe is for one serving –
You will need –
a wide mouth mason jar with lid.
1/2 cup of Organic oats
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
One quarter of a large banana sliced
A handful of fresh or frozen blueberries
A large pinch of cinnamon
1 tablespoon of Chia seeds
1 tablespoon of Linwood Milled Flax Sunflower, Pumpkin and Sesame seeds with Goji berries
This is a really easy recipe, simply take all the ingredients listed above and add them one by one to your wide mouthed mason jar carefully sealing with the lid. Give it a gentle shake and place in your refrigerator overnight. You can make several jars of overnight oats at once as they keep fresh for several days in the fridge.
Really tasty alternatives to the blueberries are some pieces of apple and a little extra kick of cinnamon. This is also delicious with a sneaky little treat of ‘Sweet Freedom Choc Shot liquid chocolate’. This is a chocolate substitute made from natural fruit extracts and it’s got way less calories than regular hot chocolate, is low GL, and if you must have something sweet is a good alternative to sugar, just keep it in moderation!!
Health benefits –
Organic oats – Oats contain a type of soluble fibre that slows down the absorption of carbohydrates into the blood preventing spikes in blood sugar and insulin levels. It’s these spikes that encourage our bodies to produce and store fat, so we definitely want avoid this rollercoaster! Oats are a rich source of magnesium, which is
known to help prevent heart attacks and stroke.
Almond milk – almond milk is low in fat and low in calories. And when it compares to soy milk or rice milk, almond milk has got the highest concentration of vitamins and minerals and these vitamins and minerals are naturally occurring. Almond milk is full of the antioxidant vitamin E which helps prevent osteoporosis and the onset of type-2 diabetes. It’s also full of omega-3 fatty acids which help lower the level of bad cholesterol in your body.
Chia seeds – Chia is being studied as a potential natural treatment for type-2 diabetes because of its ability to slow down digestion. They are also packed full of omega-3, fibre and protein, helping fill you up!
Linwood Milled Flax Sunflower, Pumpkin and Sesame seeds with Goji berries – this is a really energy rich blend, making a really good choice for your first and most important meal of the day. It provides a range of essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals such as vitamins D, E and B.
Blueberries – all round superstar of the fruit world! Great choice for your first 1 of your 5 day as they are low in calories and high in nutrients, including phenolic compounds with an antioxidant capacity significantly higher than vitamins C or E. And they add a tasty sweetness!!
Banana – The bananas are really heart friendly, they contain potassium which can help keep your blood pressure and your heart healthy.
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