I love, love, love, having overnight oats for breakfast. Not only are they ready to eat (as you make them the night before, hence the name), but they are so tasty. I love how versatile they are too. There are a few base ingredients, like milk, yoghurt and oats, and then you can mix in anything else that you’d like.
Another thing that I love is maca root powder. The smell is an amazing malted, caramel type of smell. The taste is something along the same lines. Maca is also full of vitamins, as well as calcium, iron, and amino acids. So lots of goodness to give your energy and the boost that you need on a morning.
I have found an overnight oats recipe online that used maca, but it needed so many ingredients. I don’t want to make it with almond butter, cacao, cinnamon etc. So I adapted it to make this maca overnight oat recipe a little simpler.
It is also a bit of a chia pudding, which I know is a bit of an acquired taste. But with the nut milk and maca, in my opinion it makes for a really tasty combination. Chia seeds have lots of fibre and protein as well as lots of other goodness. They are one of the most nutricious foods on the planet. So if you can have plenty of those in your breakfast, you are on to a winning combination. Oats are great for protein too, as well as providing you with a source of sustained energy and helps to keep your blood sugar levels even. So it is a perfect PCOS breakfast. Sound good? Then here is what you need to do:
Maca & Chia Overnight Oats
Ingredients, for two servings:
- 1 cup gluten-free oats
- 2 cups milk of your choice (I use homemade almond)
- 4 tbsp chia seeds
- 4 tsp maca powder
- 2 tsp optional sweetener, like maple syrup, honey or agave nectar
What to do:
- Put all of the ingredients into a bowl or jar and whisk together (or use a fork). Make sure that it is all combined well and then cover and leave in the fridge overnight.
- Take out the fridge when ready to serve and and top with extras if desired. Fresh berries work well, as do cacao nibs, nuts, coconut shavings or dried fruit.
How quick and easy is that? Would love to hear what you think!
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