Our Holiday Overnight Oats Recipe are so simple to make and a delightful breakfast that we adore! Today’s Holiday Overnight Oats are packed with so many healthy ingredients… whole grain oats, chia seeds, dried cranberries, golden raisins, apples, oranges, pecans, and pistachios! Talk about an awesome breakfast or snack to keep you fueled for hours. I love overnight oats or swiss muesli is their original name! Whichever name we wanna give them… they’re a favorite at our house!
As always, our Fit Friday with Miss Nichole from Pure Clean Coaching is today! So happy that she comes every week to share her awesome fitness knowledge with us! If you want check out more of our Fit Friday posts then CLICK HERE!
Ingredients simple to make our Holiday Overnight Oats Recipe
Today’s recipe is so easy to make! Grab a few fabulously-healthy ingredients, mix it together, and then throw in the fridge. It sits in there for a minimum of 3 hours and preferably overnight. Then when you wake up in the morning it’s right ready to serve!
- Oats- I prefer to use whole grain oats because they hold up better that quick oats for baking. Did you know that oats in any form help to lower bad cholesterol, are rich in antioxidants, and a great source of fiber!
- Chia Seeds- Despite their small size, chia seeds are full of important nutrients. They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, and they provide fiber, iron, and calcium. Omega-3 fatty acids help raise HDL cholesterol, the “good” cholesterol that protects against heart attack and stroke.
- Apples- Apples are rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C Folate (folic acid). Good for diabetics and blood sugar regulation, aids Weight Loss, enables smoother digestion, helps relieve constipation, protecting bones, reduces cholesterol, boost brain power.
- Raisins- Despite their small size, raisins are packed with energy and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Raisins are naturally sweet and high in sugar and calories, but they’re beneficial to our health when eaten in moderation. In fact, raisins can aid digestion, boost iron levels, and keep your bones strong.
- Pistachios- are a great source of healthy fats, fiber, protein, antioxidants, and various nutrients, including vitamin B6 and thiamine. Their health effects may include weight loss benefits, lower cholesterol and blood sugar, and improved gut, eye, and blood vessel health.
- Pecans- are a Heart Healthy nuts contain monounsaturated fats such as oleic acid along with phenolic antioxidants which help reduce the risk of heart disease, improves digestion, helps with weight loss, anti-inflammatory benefits, immune boosting, and anti-aging benefits.
- Kefir- Kefir is a healthy, fermented food with a consistency comparable to drinkable yogurt. This product is traditionally made from dairy milk, but plenty of non-dairy options are available. Studies suggest that it boosts your immune system, aids in digestive problems, improves bone health and may even combat cancer.
- Milk- It’s packed with important nutrients like calcium, phosphorus, B vitamins, potassium and vitamin D. Plus, it’s an excellent source of protein. Drinking milk and dairy products may prevent osteoporosis and bone fractures and even help you maintain a healthy weight.
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Well….we made it through the year. This will be the last Fit Friday of 2020, no worries though, we will be back for 2021. It has been a crazy year for all, there is no doubt about that. Crazy doesn’t have to equate to bad though. Instead it has been a year of reflection, patience, and learning to be flexible. Don’t get me wrong none of those came without a cost. Those moments of reflection came after sitting on the edge of sanity and my kids finding that absolute last nerve. Learning to be flexible came after every plan for 2020 was thrown out the window, repeatedly. But here I am, still standing, healthier than the beginning of the year, and ready to rock 2021.
Let’s end 2020 and get ready to start 2021 with a killer workout. This workout is definitely going to include some running. You all know I love running, but I have learned to love it even more this year. After having races cancelled I took a step back, ran for fun, and let my body finish healing after 2019s chemo fun. Get out (or in on the treadmill) and see what you can do!
- 1 fugi apple, shredded
- 1 orange, cut into 1/2 inch sections
- 2 cup low fat milk or almond milk
- 1 cup low fat plain kefir milk or yogurt
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
- 1/4 cup chia seed
- 2 cup rolled whole oats
- 3 tablespoons pistachios, chopped
- 3 tablespoons pecans, chopped
- 1/4 cup honey or adjust according to taste
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 orange, zested
- 1 fresh orange juice, approx 3/4c
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- additional fruit and nuts to garnish, if desired
- In a large bowl with a lid; shred pear and apple.
- Add milk and yogurt; gently stir to combine.
- Add dry ingredients; stir until incorporated.
- Rest overnight oats in fridge for at least 3 hours or preferably overnight.
- Adjust moisture with additional milk if necessary.
- Serve in individual bowls and garnish with additional fruit.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 316Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 276mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 6gSugar: 37gProtein: 10g
Holiday Overnight Oats Recipe is a lovely breakfast for the whole family during the holidays!
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