Happy National Oatmeal Day! No, I'm not kidding, Happy National Oatmeal Day!
A few weeks ago I was approached by Driscoll's to do a post incorporating their berries and oatmeal. Consider it done. Here are some fun facts:
--Oatmeal contains soluble fiber, which reduces low-density lipoproteins(LDL), or the "bad," cholesterol.
--Five to 10 grams of soluble fiber daily can decrease your total and LDL
--Eating 1 1/2 cups of cooked oatmeal provides 3g of soluble fiber. If you
add a serving of fruit such as berries, you'll consume five grams of soluble
fiber in one sitting!
--Age-defying antioxidants in berries keep the mind sharp, eyesight keen,
and help to strengthen immunity.
And besides all of that good for you stuff--berries actually taste pretty stinking good. Yes, I am now a berry liker. I wouldn't say lover but I'm working on it.
I have been wanting to try these "overnight oats" that people keep raving about and this was my opportunity. Although it was interesting to eat cold oatmeal I think I will start making these on the regular. Super easy to whip up, portable and oh so healthy. Here is the recipe:
Strawberry Peach Overnight Oats
2/3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup milk (soy, vanilla, coconut, cow, goat, it's up to you)
1/2 cup Greek yogurt of your liking
1/2 cup Driscoll's strawberries
Start by adding the oats to a mason jar. Pour in the milk, yogurt and top with strawberries. Give it a good mix and pop it into the fridge.
The next day take the oats out, stir and enjoy!
Recipe slightly adapted from: Lauren Conrad's website…unfortunately her site is under construction and I can't put the link in here…boo.