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Benefits of Oats + 5 Recipes!

Hello, beautiful! Today, I want to talk to you about one of my favorite foods: oats! They’re versatile, great for you, and full of fiber, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Read on to learn about their benefits, as well as five easy, delicious overnight oats recipes.

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BY YOVANA MENDOZA

You’ve probably heard that oats can lower blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. But did you know that they’re also full of antioxidants, which help reduce blood pressure and improve blood flow? Oats also contain beta-glucan, which reduces cholesterol, increases insulin sensitivity, and promotes healthy gut bacteria.

Oats are a fantastic food for athletes, because they’re full of carbs and protein. They’ll also help you stay in shape by filling you up and keeping you satiated, which helps you to eat fewer calories overall and lose weight as a result. As a gluten-free whole grain, oats are a great choice for people who are avoiding wheat or gluten. Eating oats regularly can relieve constipation, so they’re a great food for the elderly or those who tend to get constipated. For babies, beginning to eat oats before 6 months old could help to reduce the chances of developing asthma.

As if that weren’t enough amazing benefits already, oats have some fantastic external uses too! When applied to the skin, they can relieve redness, irritation, and itching, and even reduce the symptoms of eczema.

One of my favorite things about oats is their versatility. We all know about eating oatmeal for breakfast, but you can also use them in muffins, granola bars, cookies, and many other baked goods that you can eat for any meal. You can also use them to make simple, delicious overnight oats in a bunch of flavor combinations! Today I want to share five of my favorite recipes for overnight oats with you.

Five Overnight Oats Recipes

For all of these recipes, simply combine all of the ingredients in a resealable glass jar. Mix well, then close the jar and refrigerate overnight (or for at least 8 hours) and enjoy!

1. Chocolate Coconut Overnight Oats
1/2 cup oats
3/4 cup almond milk
2 tablespoons shredded coconut
1 tablespoon cacao powder
sea salt to taste
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon maple syrup
vanilla extract to taste
1 banana (cut into slices)

2. Strawberry Overnight Oats
1/2 cup oats
3/4 cup almond milk
1 cup strawberries, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 tablespoon chia seeds
juice of 1/2 lime
1 tablespoon maple syrup
vanilla extract to taste
sea salt to taste

3. Matcha Overnight Oats
1/2 cup oats
3/4 cup almond milk
2 teaspoons matcha
1 banana (cut into slices)
maple syrup to taste
sea salt to taste

4. Blueberry Overnight Oats
1/2 cup oats
3/4 cup almond milk
1 cup blueberries (blended)
1 tablespoon chia seeds
maple syrup to taste
sea salt to taste

5. Apple Overnight Oats
1/2 cup oats
3/4 cup almond milk
1 apple (cut into bite-sized cubes)
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon peanut butter
sea salt to taste

I’m so excited to hear what you think of all of these once you try them! Leave a comment below to let me know which one is your favorite (mine is the strawberry one!). To see how to garnish them so they look as amazing as they taste, check out my video. And for more amazing recipes like these, plus so much more, I recommend my 21-Day Weight-Loss and Self-Love Challenge! It’s ideal for anyone who wants to lose at least 10 pounds and kickstart a healthier lifestyle.

Love you!
Yovana

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