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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but during the holidays, it’s extra hard to keep breakfast healthy (surely we’re not the only ones sneaking on a leftover cookie or mini cupcake for breakfast!). You’ll fall in love with our festive holiday pumpkin cranberry overnight oats – it’s a breakfast packed with superfoods that will keep you going on all your last-minute shopping trips and baking extravaganzas.
These superfood oats contain:
Oats (of course!) – Whether rolled or quick, oats are full of fiber and antioxidants, and boosts your immune system.
Yogurt – Yogurt contains probiotics, which give your immune system an extra boost (exactly what everyone needs during cold/flu season!). We love Noosa yoghurt because it’s creamier than you can imagine! It’s Australian-style, which is similar to Greek yogurt in texture, but with knock-your-socks-off flavor. The pumpkin flavor is perfectly festive, with a swirl of spiced pumpkin puree weaving throughout the creamy yogurt. The rBGH-free milk used to make the yogurt comes from a family farm in Colorado. The cows graze on an open pasture part of the year and are fed high quality, home-grown, pesticide-free grain, silage, and alfalfa the rest of the year. Any flavor of Noosa is perfect for these overnight oats (we’ve tested this recipe with their coconut flavor as well, and it’s incredible!).
Cranberries – Cranberries are famous for lowering your risk of UTIs, through their antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
Ground flax seeds – Flax seeds are loaded with fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and lignans, and when they’re ground, it’s easier for your body to absorb their health benefits.
Chia seeds – Chia seeds add a little crunch to this oatmeal, and a lot of fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants.
Cinnamon – Cinnamon has antibacterial and antifungal properties and can help lower blood sugar.
Blend all of the ingredients, except the water, in a bowl. Once thoroughly mixed, add in water one tablespoon at a time, until you reach your desired consistency. For thicker oatmeal, add less water.
Pour the mixture into a storage container (we love Mason jars for easy, on-the-go transportation with no risk of spills), and place into the refrigerator overnight.
By morning, the oats will have absorbed all of the liquid and will have plumped up, thoroughly infused with the festive pumpkin cranberry flavor.
Love Noosa Yoghurt as much as we do? Try their pumpkin flavor this season at Target, and connect with them on their social media accounts!