· By Nature Restore
Overnight Oats – Your New Favorite Breakfast!
If you’re looking for one of the most beautiful, and mouthwatering, Instagram accounts, ever, then you simply have to head over to our friend Katja’s Insta page – Breakfast with Flowers.
Adding Katja to your feed will delight all your senses as her pretty, colorful and downright delicious breakfast creations, which are all completely plant based, are heaven on a plate. (Or in a bowl or a glass.)
One of our recent favorites is her Bilberry Overnight Oats. Oats are rich in a substance called beta-glucan, which is a type of soluble fiber that swells in the stomach, helping to keep us fuller for longer, with no uncomfortable bloating. Beta-glucan can also help to regulate our blood sugar levels, keep the gut healthy by promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria and reduce levels of bad cholesterol – so let’s hear it for the humble oat!
Soaking oats in liquids overnight is a great way of eating oats and reaping the benefits. What’s more, when you’re pressed for time in the morning because you’ve pressed the snooze button too many times, opening the fridge to a healthy breakfast option sets us up for a healthy day.
So here’s how Katja created this stunning version…
Place all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix until smooth and creamy, and the color is consistent throughout. Cover, and place into the refrigerator for at least six hours to allow the oats to soak and take on all the amazing flavors.
The Bilberries will maintain some of their crunch throughout the soaking process adding some very nice texture to the final dish!
If you’d like to see more of Katja’s deliciously floral breakfast ideas, head over to her website Breakfast with Flowers.
(In case you’re wondering, erythritol is a low calories sweetener that has all the sweetness and flavor of sugar – minus the calories. In fact, it has only around 6% of the calorific value of normal table sugar.)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Time to Eating: 6 hours (or overnight)
Breakfast certainly doesn’t have to be dull and beige – get creative with this recipe using our brightly colored, antioxidant packed dried bilberries and dragon fruit powder – and don’t forget to post yours to Instagram tagging @breakfastwithflowers and @nature.restore – Enjoy!