~ Overnight Oats Ideas | Low Calorie ~
I’m sure you’ve all heard of overnight oats. It’s a great way to have a quick yet healthy breakfast that does not need much preperations.
Oats in general, while rather high in calories, have a lot of compley carbs that are good for your body and keep you full and energized for a long time, and it’s changable to make it fit perfectly for your tastes and needs! It’s the perfect alternative for sugary cereal or plain granola.
The basic recipe is pretty simple, you just neets oats and milk or yogurt. You put about half a cup of oats in a container, which can be an old jam-glas or a plastic container, and add one to one and a half cups, depening how dry/wet you like it, of milk or yogurt. You can also add chia seeds, seeds in general, nuts or whatever you like. Then you put it in the fridge overnight.The next morning you can add fruits to make it even healthier or honey if you like it sweet.
Here are some ideas of what your overnight oats could consist of:
~ Banana/Raspberry/Honey Oats
~ Cocoa/Chia Seeds/Nuts Oats
~ Banana/Honey Oats
~ Cocoa/Coconut Oats
~ Chia Seeds/Honey Oats
~ Blueberry/Rasberry/Nuts Oats
~Warm Apple/Cinnamon Oats
As you can see there are not limits for your creative mind! In general fruits, seeds and nuts are a great addition for your oats. Cocoa and honey can also be used if you do not mind the sweetness. You can serve them cold or warm, therefor just warm it up in the microwave for about a minutes or two.
The calories of yourse depend on your ingredients but for the basic recipe it’s
150 calories for ½ cup of oatmeal
89 calories for 1 cup of lowfat milk and
40 calories for 1 cup of almond milk.
The heaviest topings calorie wise are nuts, cocoa, seeds and bananas so if you eat a low calorie diet try to stick to fresh fruits and spices such as cinnamon or vanilla extract!