No Cook Oats & Berries

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Perhaps you are like me and found that once you made the decision to eat healthier, it began to seem  like all you ate for breakfast was eggs.  I not only ate eggs for breakfast but I ate them for quick snacks too. I kid you not, we went through five dozen eggs a week when all three of my children were living at home.

Let’s go back to breakfast.  Are you tired of eggs? I am.  I have a recipe to share with you.  It’s one of my favorite breakfasts right now and  so easy to make.  No-Cook Oats & Berries.

Oats are a great source of magnesium, selenium, iron and more!  They help improve digestion because of their fiber content and they sooth the stomach when it's upset. Beta-glucans are found in oats.  These are polysaccharides that boost immune function and believed to be cancer fighting. So basically, oats help you!  They are also a great source of fuel for a runner on that Saturday morning long run!

I buy Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Rolled Oats, here's the macro count for 1/2 cup of uncooked oats:  190 calories,  3.5 grams of fat,  7 grams of protein, and 32 grams of carbohydrates.

The recipe below has added protein and fat!

Okay!  Ready for the recipe?  Here it is!!                                                                   

NO COOK OATS & BERRIES                                                                 

1/3 cup Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Oats

1 tablespoon Barlean’s Digestive Blend

2 tablespoon Nutiva Organic Chia Seeds 

2 scoops  Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

¾ cup coconut milk or your favorite nut milk

1 Tablespoon cinnamon

½ cup of your favorite fresh or frozen berries.

DIRECTIONS

In a quart size mason jar, add all the dry ingredients, cover and shake so that they are mixed well.

Add the milk and cinnamon,  cover, shake again, mixing well.

Refrigerate over night

Scoop your oats into your favorite bowl and add the berries.

Another optional addition to this would be some chopped walnuts or pecans.