Overnight Oats Five Ways- THM E

Overnight oats are my go-to breakfast! I am a sucker for oatmeal. Well, now I am! I once only ate the maple and brown sugar package that I microwaved. But in an effort to eat a healthy version, I fell in love! Here’s why: soaking your oats, begins to break them down, and make them more easily digested. I wanted to get away from “quick oats” and added starches that thicken up your oatmeal and your waistline. So I set out to find some overnight oats that I would love. This offers me the same convenience that a packet of microwave oats has. But it’s actually healthy! Here are my five favorite overnight oats recipes and some notes about making them!

In general, all overnight oats recipes involve tossing all ingredients into a mason jar, popping the lid on, shaking up and resting in the fridge over night until you are ready to eat them. They can be enjoyed cold, or warmed in the microwave if you like warm oatmeal.

These recipes are low fat, healthy carbs and are THM E compatible. You may want to adjust the sweetener level on these depending on your tastes!

Overnight Maple Oats

1/2c oats

2/3c almond milk

1 Tbsp golden flax meal

1 Tbsp peanut flour, defatted

2/32 pure stevia* See note!*  or 2 packets of truvia (can omit or lessen sweetener if using vanilla whey)

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp maple extract

1 scoop unflavored whey *see note* or vanilla whey protein powder

1 tsp molasses

Overnight Coconut Cream Oatmeal

1/2 c oats

1/2c unsweetened almond milk

1/2 tsp coconut extract

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 scoop plain *see note* or vanilla whey

1 Tbsp chia seeds

1 Tbsp unsweetened coconut shreds

1/32 tsp pure stevia extract, *see note* or a packet of truvia (can skip sweetener if using vanilla whey!)

*its important that you don’t go overboard on chia and unsweetened coconut because of the fat content *

Overnight Creamy Chocolate Oats

1/2 c oats

1/2c unsweetened almond milk

1 Tbsp cocoa powder

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 scoop plain *see note* or vanilla or chocolate whey

1 Tbsp Lily’s chocolate chips

Pinch of mineral salt

2/32 tsp pure stevia extract *see note* or 2 packets of truvia (can 1/2 sweetener if using flavored whey)

*its important that you don’t go overboard on Lily’s chocolate chips because of the fat content *

Overnight Berries and Cream Oats

1/2 c oats

1/2c unsweetened almond milk

1 scoop plain *see note* or vanilla whey

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 handful frozen mixed berries

1 Tbsp Chia seeds

1 tsp all fruit jam (like Polaners All Fruit)

1/32 tsp pure stevia extract *see note*, or a packet of truvia (can skip sweetener if using vanilla whey)

*its important that you don’t go overboard on chia because of the fat content *

Overnight Pumpkin Spice Oats

1/2 c oats

1/2c unsweetened almond milk

1 scoop plain *see note* or vanilla whey

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 Tbsp canned pumpkin purée (no sugar added- not pumpkin pie filling)

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/32 tsp pure stevia extract *see note*, or a packet of truvia (can skip sweetener if using vanilla whey)

If you want to increase protein, creaminess, and probiotics in these recipes, you can had 1/4-1/2 c kefir! Unsweetened and low fat is best!

Notes:

Pure Stevia Extract- is a super duper sweet all natural sugar replacement! Its not fake, and its not bad for you because its derived from the stevia plant itself! Often times from the store, stevia is blended with other ingredients to make it more like sugar. If these other ingredients are xylitol or erythritol than these are other forms of natural sweeteners! But sucralose on the other hand is not. We choose to buy Trim Healthy Mama Pure Stevia Extract because it is pure, and super cost effective! A typical dose of stevia is 1/32 tsp and is called a “Doonk” by Trim Healthy Mama authors Serene and Pearl. Heres the link to their store where you can buy some! 

Peanut Flour, Defatted- This is an awesome way to get both protein and peanut flavor into your foods without the fat and excessive calories! You can also make a peanut butter with it by adding some water and some sweetener (Stay tuned for future recipe to come!)  We buy ours from Trim Healthy Mama because its a pure source without added sugars! If you chose to buy elsewhere, check the ingredients to be sure sugar has not been added! Heres the link to their store where you can buy some! 

Unflavored Whey- unflavored whey is a great addition in your kitchen because you can use it in nearly anything! Its SO versatile! We choose to use Trim Healthy Mama Unflavored Whey because its pure, without nasty additives and is very much a cost effective option in our kitchens! Heres the link to their store where you can buy some! 

Published by livelovesisters

We are two sisters who grew up in the Mid-West. We have a passion for natural living and home making.

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