As a Mother getting enough sleep is SO precious!
That's why there are certain days when you maximize sleep as much as possible, down to the last hit of the snooze button and down to the last second.
And honestly, there are certain days you just don’t want to wake up early enough to make breakfast.
And that's okay, because I've got you covered so you can sleep longer and burn more calories while you sleep instead of having to wake up earlier to cook a healthy breakfast.
Say Goodbye to hectic mornings, and Hello to Overnight Oats!
Starting your day with a healthy breakfast is one of the best things you can do for your body and for your family. Serving gluten-free oats to your family serves as a powerhouse of energy.
=> Oatmeal helps people feel more satisfied and full, therefore eating less throughout the day.
Oats, via their high fiber content, are already known to help remove cholesterol from the digestive system that would otherwise end up in the bloodstream.
=> Almond milk or coconut milk is dairy free and gets rid of bloating and inflammation – Hello Flat Tummy!
=> Chia seeds have high amount of antioxidants. And did you know that Chia seeds are a superfood that were an essential food for the Aztecs and Mayans back in the day?
They prized chia for their ability to provide sustainable energy… in fact, “chia” is the ancient Mayan word for “strength.” Chia seeds are incredibly easy to incorporate into your diet. Adding chia seeds to recipes will dramatically boost the nutritional value of your breakfast.
=> Cacao powder supports digestion. They also have high levels of antioxidants that helps protect the body from buildup of free radicals in our body. And Yes, Cacao is a guilt free treat and you can give your kids chocolate for breakfast!
=> Maca powder is rich in vitamins specifically vitamins B, C and E. It provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids. It is also known for increasing stamina, fighting stress and balancing hormones.
Say goodbye to excuses for not eating a healthy breakfast
and hello to NO COOK overnight oats!
Here's a breakfast recipe that will save you time and give you the nutrients you and your family need to start your day right!
Put the first 5 ingredients in a glass jar for the whole family to enjoy. Stevia is optional. But, it is a good substitute to sugar if you are trying to wean your family off sugar.
Add the last 2 ingredients (maca and protein powder) in the morning for Mom and Dad. Or just make a “parent” batch in a separate jar.
Don't forget to get the whole family involved and let the kids shake up their own batch of overnight oats to save you even more time!
Overnight Chocolate Maca Protein Oats
- 1 cup of gluten free old fashion oats, Bob's Red Mill
- 1 1⁄2 cups almond milk or coconut milk
- 1 tbsp chia seeds, Navitas Natural
- 1⁄4 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp cacao powder, Navitas Natural
- 8+ drops stevia to taste
- 1 tsp maca powder, Navitas Natural
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- banana slices and blueberries (optional topping)
- Put all ingredients into a 24 oz mason jar, secure lid is shut tight.
- Shake to mix all ingredients well.
- Place in refrigerator overnight Serves 2
How's that for a NO COOK and NO MESS healthy breakfast recipe?
I like to put these into individual glass jars for a grab and go breakfast you can eat in the car – just in case you hit the snooze button one too many times 😉
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I am a certified Transformational Nutrition Coach that helps women discover their healthy lifestyle that finally works so that they can transform into the healthy sexy and confident woman they want, and are meant to be.
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