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#TMCKitchenSeries: Jumpstart Your Morning With Breakfast Oats

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Motherhood changed me in so many ways, my weight included. From XS, I jumped to medium and refused to buy anything with L on it. It didn’t bother me that much since my weight is still “fine” with my height. 

… until the dresses I bought last December don’t fit me anymore. 

It was a wake up call for me. Not only because of my clothes but also my health. I am perfectly fine now with no medical conditions, but of course, I wouldn’t wait for that to happen. That is why I am making a conscious effort to get back on the fitness track and be healthy. 

Aside from kicking processed food in our home and minimizing intake of white rice, I decided to be more conscious with what I eat, starting with breakfast. I remember writing tons of articles about fitness and health that I came across overnight oats. After months of promising myself to try it, I finally decided to give it a go. 

So, here is my version. Breakfast OatsI used granola, rolled oats, Greek yogurt, banana, and soy milk on this. 

Got my loot from Healthy Options
Got my loot from Healthy Options

This is because:

  • Granola is an excellent aid for digestion, has high fiber content, reduces bad cholesterol, and an effective tool for weight loss. 
  • Oats are rich in fiber that also helps in digestion, keeps you feel fuller longer, and minimizes cravings. 
  • Soy milk has lower sugar content than cow’s milk, rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and lowers blood cholesterol.   
  • Greek yogurt is the healthier kind of dairy product that is rich in probiotics and also helps in keeping digestive system health. 

All you have to do is to layer all the ingredients except for the soy milk. For this particular recipe, I use banana since that is what I have on hand  IMG_3258Thereafter, pour the soy milk and mix all the ingredients thoroughly. The good thing about adding milk in the mixture is that it gives the right balance to all the ingredients. The taste of Greek yogurt could overpower all the ingredients and soy milk could counter that. I also particularly like the taste of soy milk (I use Silk brand), but I’m planning to try other milk variants too like almond milk. I just have to remind myself to get one on my next grocery trip. IMG_3257Cover then refrigerate overnight, or a few hours if you are excited to munch on them. IMG_3260The following day, add more soy milk then eat during breakfast. I wasn’t able to finish the entire glass so I just ate half and saved the other half for the following day. It still tasted good. 

I plan to add more ingredients and use other fruits on my breakfast oats for variation. I’ve been meaning to try chia seeds too, but a pack from Healthy Options costs P600++. I wasn’t prepared for that so I’ll come back next time. In the meantime, granola and rolled oats worked well.

 

Breakfast Oats

Ingredients

  • One banana, sliced
  • One to two cups soy milk
  • One-third cup granola
  • One-third cup rolled oats
  • Greek yogurt

Instructions

  1. Layer the following ingredients in this order: granola - rolled oats - Greek yogurt - banana.
  2. Add soy milk. Mix well.
  3. Refrigerate overnight.
  4. Serve and add more soy milk if desired.

Notes

You can use other fruits like mango, peaches and berries Add more fiber-healthy ingredients like chia seeds or sunflower seeds.

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Ayi

A former law student turned stay-at-home mom of two. Join me and read my adventures as I go through this crazy world called parenting and mommy-hood.

13 Comments

  1. msbolin

    I saw a friend posted on FB something like this before and I just did not give much attention. Now, after having read your concern esp that dress last December, I might as well try your breakfast oats. After staying at home and giving birth to my son last year, I gained weight, too.

    Thanks for this.

    09 . Mar . 2016
  2. Neri Ann

    I always wanted to try this but just so lazy to make one. So maybe I’ll include it on my to-do-list na.

    18 . Mar . 2016
  3. Gigi Beleno

    Oh thank you for this, myself jumped from xs to m and no longer wish for L. I love to eat rice 3x a day so I really have to rethink or else ๐Ÿ˜ช

    19 . Mar . 2016
  4. Jane Timbol

    Not really a fan of oats… but when you say it can help lose weight, I might as well consider it.

    20 . Mar . 2016
  5. gilian

    I think this is really a good idea. I’m looking for oatmeal recipes that I’d like because the price of oatmeal where I live is really cheap. =)

    20 . Mar . 2016
  6. Ming

    I dont like the taste of oats hehe but this recipe of yours baka magbago ๐Ÿ™‚ will give this a try. Ask ko lang sis, how’s your poop routine? I mean, pag mag take ng ganito mag poop ka lagi?

    20 . Mar . 2016
    • Ayi

      No naman, although I think it would depend on the person narin. If you have sensitive stomach or have an existing gastrointestinal condition, this recipe might cause frequent trips in the bathroom :))

      20 . Mar . 2016
  7. Nicole Paler

    I honestly am not into oats, and I really think that what will help for my own conditions is the soy milk. yeah, high blood cholesterol is what’s currently concerning my health. Thanks to your post, I will now try to include soy milk along my banana and apple intake ๐Ÿ™‚

    22 . Mar . 2016
  8. Lally

    I’ve tried this and it was really good. Will try granola next time. Mas cheaper ata sya than chia seeds. Oats lang muna ang nilalagay ko eh. Sarap!!!

    25 . Mar . 2016
    • Ayi

      Yes ๐Ÿ™‚ I checked chia seeds sa healthy Options, around P600++

      25 . Mar . 2016
  9. ninasogue

    Wow, this looks good! We always have oatmeal at home because my son loves it, though it’s the instant kind. I need to lose weight too so I’d definitely give this a try.

    25 . Mar . 2016
  10. kareen liez datoy (@blessedliez)

    This looks so yummy! I would try this tonight! Thank you

    27 . Mar . 2016
  11. Maria Teresa Figuerres

    This is something I’d love to try at home, too. Thanks for sharing your Breakfast Oats recipe!

    28 . Mar . 2016

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