Apple Pie Overnight Oats

Serves: 1

Preparation time: 5 Minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Benefits

The truth is this overnight oat recipe tastes like apple pie but without the calories, sugar or weight gain. It's simple to make and tasty and it will keep you full right up until lunch. Use granny smith apples to get all the gut friendly pectin into your morning. Consuming the wide diversity of strains of bacteria found in apples can provide your gut with diverse microbes, which is essential for gut health. This much loved fruit is an excellent source of nutrients, containing vitamin C, multiple B-complex vitamins, natural antioxidants, and numerous minerals. Apples are also a good source of dietary fiber and great when combined with oats which contain a unique type of fibre that nourishes and restores healthy gut bacteria. Plus, to make this even better for your gut it includes natural Greek yogurt which naturally contains lots of probiotic cultures that strengthen the digestive tract. Some Greek yogurt also boasts added probiotics like Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus casei that may help increase the good bacteria in your gut.

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Ingredients

1.) 1 medium (green) apple

2.) 2 cup oats (dry)

3.) 2/3 cup apple sauce

4.) 1/2 cup almond milk

5.) 1 tablespoon chia seeds

6). 2tbs Greek yogurt

6.) 1 teaspoon cinnamon

7.) 2tbs agave nectar

8). Orange zest

Method

Step 1: Peel the apple and finely slice it. Try to chose a green apple, and ideally a granny smith one, for the best pectin levels.

Step 2: Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix until everything is combined.

Step 3: Cover and place in a refrigerator overnight or for at least 3 hours.

Step 4: For the toppings, place them in a small bowl and mix with a fork until combined and add on top of the chilled mixture. (Toppings include 1tbs chia seeds + 1tbs cinnamon). Add the toppings and feel free to add more gut friendly fruits to top the oats just before serving such as pineapple, green banana and mango.

Cheat Method

Use this for a quick, effective and similar result...

Buy a pre-made oat pot and add yogurt and fruit to it.