Overnight Berry Bircher Recipe
Breakfast will never be the same after you try this delicious berry bircher, the original overnight oats was developed by a Swiss doctor called Dr. Maximilian Bircher-Benner for his patients at his clinic in Zurich to help them stay full longer and get plenty of nutrients. This recipe is packed full nutrition, the best thing to get you going in the morning!
A FEW BENEFITS:
-Yogurt: The probiotics in yogurt help to increase the number of good bacteria in your gut. This is important as gut bacteria produce compounds that can influence mood, cognition, and overall mental health!
- Chia Seeds: These little seeds are filled with lots of nutrients, including fiber and protein! They are also high in healthy fats with are great for your skin, metabolism, and energy
-Oats: Oats are rich in carbohydrates and fiber, and they are higher in protein and fat than most other grains. On top of that, they also contain many vitamins and minerals.
-The carbs, protein, fat, and other nutrients in this make for an ideal meal post workout to help your body refuel.
1/2 cup gluten free oats
2 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 cup milk of choice
1 cup greek yogurt
2 tsp maple syrup or honey
1 cup berries (fresh or frozen)
2 tsp pumpkin seeds
2 tsp slivered almonds
1. Add the oats, chia seeds, milk, greek yogurt and maple syrup to a medium sized airtight container or mason jar.
2. Shake jar to mix and refrigerate overnight.
3. To serve, divide the mixture between 2 bowls and top with berries, pepitas and slivered almonds.
GF OPTION: Swap oats for 3 cups crushed GF muesli or quinoa flakes. For several reasons some people with Celiac Disease react to oats, even though they do not naturally contain gluten. Shop carefully for certified gluten free oats or swap for muesli or quinoa flakes.
VEGAN OPTION: Swap cup Greek yogurt for soy or coconut yogurt and use a plant-based milk.
STORAGE: Keep refrigerated in an airtight container. This will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.
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