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Healthy Meals: Jam Jar Overnight Oats

Updated: Sep 11

This recipe is so simple and easy you will be wondering why you haven't done it sooner. Overnight oats are both nutritious and easy to prepare. Meaning you get to stay healthy and spend more time doing the things you love. At Sen5es we love coming up with new recipes and adding our own twists to well known recipes. We believe that eating well doesn't always have to take time and energy. Sometimes the simplest meals are the best. In this blog we go over this amazingly simple recipe a long with which jars work best and more key facts to our Jam Jar Overnight Oats.



Health Benefits


Let's start with the health benefits. Overnight Oats are the perfect quick breakfast for those workday mornings as they offer a tonne of health benefits as opposed to normal porridge, cereals or toast. Check out all the awesome things they do below.


  • They contain more protein than most other grains

  • They are high in antioxidnts (which help to lower blood pressure levels)

  • They are a source of fiber (meaning you will stay fuller for longer)

  • By keeping you fuller they will help you lose weight

  • Overnight oats tend to use less processed oats meaning they are better for you

  • They contain a number of vitamins and minerals (including manganese, magnesium, iron and zinc)

  • They aren't cooked (they won't lose any nutrients through the cooking process)

Simplicity

We all know how important it is to eat healthy and to stay fit. But it's not always that easy to make yourself a nutritious and tasty breakfast before work in the morning. That's where Overnight Oats really shine. They can last up to 5 days in the fridge, so on a Sunday night you can prepare all your oats for the week ahead. Why not try our 630ml Mason Mugs for this recipe. With it's screw caps and handy handle, these Mason mugs will look stylish and be great to grab on the go!

Once you have the oats the possibilities are endless. Everyday you could add different ingredients to spice up your daily routine. Check out the end of the recipe where we give some of our favourite options to make this breakfast option even more special



Ingredients

  • 50g rolled porridge oats and ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ tablespoon chia seeds

  • 1 tablespoon almond butter or peanut butter

  • 100ml of your milk of choice. You can even use alternative milks such as almond or oat milk

  • 50g of fruit (I like fresh or frozen blueberries or raspberries, or sliced fresh strawberries)


Instructions

  1. In a jar (Try our 630ml Mason Mug, remember these oats last for up to 5 days so why not make a batch at a time), combine the rolled oats, chia seeds and nut butter. Add a little of the milk and mix the nut butter into the oats. Then add the rest of the milk and stir until combined

  2. At this stage you can add your fruit of choice or wait until the day of eating. Frozen blueberries or raspberries are a great long term option. Or if you are using apple or banana it's best to add them on the day.

  3. Next is to screw the lid in place and then put them in he fridge. It's as simple as that. When you are ready to serve simply take it out of the fridge and add the extra ingredients you want. Below we have included some suggestions for you.



Endless Options


Like we said earlier, these oats are so versatile you can add almost anything to them. Below we have given you some ideas to help you get through a working week


Monday - Banana, Blueberry and Honey

Tuesday - Apple, Honey and Cinnamon

Wednesday - Banana, Walnuts and Maple Syrup

Thursday - Raspberries, Hazelnuts and White Chocolate

Friday - Pear, Cashews and Dark Chocolate


Did you notice how the options got a little naughtier towards the end of the week? Who doesn't like a little pick me up towards the end of the week? Just remember you don't need a lot of sweet stuff to make these oats taste great. Just a drizzle of honey or a few chunks of chocolate should do the trick. But as you can see, you can tailor them to your taste and mood.


Let us know how you get on with this recipe!


We would love to see your photos of our 630ml Mason Mugs in action! Don't forget to tag us in any social media posts!


All the best


The team at Sen5es





This recipe was inspired by Cookie and Kate


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