This Overnight Oats Parfait is an excellent healthy breakfast, as well as great for weight loss! It is high in protein, healthy carbs, and healthy fats and full of flavor!
With this breakfast recipe, you can’t wait to wake up the next day! Even with the gloomy and cold weather as it’s so cozy and warming. It’s a simple breakfast to impress your friends and family with. The perfect fall breakfast that you can also make vegan! Let me know in the comments below if you enjoy it!
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Apple Pie Spice
Markets have various options for ready-made spice mixes on the market. You can find them online, or at your local store. Or you can make them yourself. Apple pie spice is a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. You can also add cardamom and/or ginger.
If you want to know more about the amazing benefits of cinnamon, here is an article for you! 5 Health Benefits of Cinnamon, The Most Loved Autumnal Spice!
Check the ingredient list to ensure the only ingredient is whole-grain organic oats. There is no need for additional sugar, flavors, or preservatives.
Noteworthy Health Benefits
Apples are an excellent source of vitamin C and fiber. They also contain polyphenols, which are rich in antioxidants.
Here are some reasons we should eat apples:
Apples can help you lose weight – they are full of fiber and water, which helps you feel full
They help lower your blood cholesterol levels, which is important for heart health.
They can also help lower blood pressure
Apples can lower the risk of type 2 diabetes
Some compounds can help fight asthma
They boost brain health
Apples are important for gut health
They may be great for bone health
Want to know more about the fantastic benefits of apples? Consider checking this article!
Oats are one of the healthiest grains. They are gluten-free and are a substantial source of fiber and carbs. They contain more protein and fat than most other grains. They are also high in many vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Here are some health benefits of having them in our regular diet:
- They can lower cholesterol levels
- They can improve blood sugar control
- Oats are filling, which can help with weight loss.
- It may help with skin health
- They are excellent for colon health
Learn more about the health benefits of different types of oats here.
Chia seeds have a large number of health benefits. They are rich in nutrients, full of fiber, iron, and calcium, rich in antioxidants, and a wonderful source of omega-3 fatty acids.
They can be an excellent replacement for eggs, called “chia eggs” if mixed with water to form a gel-like consistency. It’s a good option for a vegan diet, as they contain protein.
- Chia seeds may help to lose weight because of the fiber and protein
- May lower risk of heart disease
- They are helpful for bone health
- May reduce blood sugar levels
- May lower blood pressure
- They can promote regularity for a healthy digestive tract
Find out more about the amazing benefits of chia seeds here!
Diet Preference Tweaks
Vegan / Fully Plant-Based
For a fully vegan version, swap the Greek yogurt with non-dairy yogurt.
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- Add oats and chia seeds to a mason jar.
- Add milk, cover, and shake to combine.
- In a small bowl, add Greek yogurt and a scoop of vanilla protein powder. Mix until smooth.
- Remove the lid from the mason jar, and layer in the yogurt and protein mixture.
- Add the diced apple and apple pie spice on top of the yogurt mixture.
- Seal mason jar with the lid, and place in the refrigerator overnight.
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