Fitness,  Health

Overnight Oats

I am very happy to introduce you to one of my favorite morning breakfast recipes, that I found while scrolling through Pinterest. I can truly say that recipes like this one make my mornings much more enjoyable. Hopefully, the hype of matcha and cocoa will remain a lot closer to you once I note their benefits below.

Maybe you heard this already but just to refresh your mind, Matcha originates from Japan. Also, Matcha provides you with an extended amount of boosted energy without the jitters of a typical caffeinated drink. It gives you better mental and physical performance. You remain focus for longer periods of time while improving your mood. (Guys, this is no joke! I was a heavy coffee drinker for about 7 years but after enjoying what I call my 2nd attempt at a cup of matcha, I can now say I’m a true believer of all the good that has been stated above.) Ever since I tried Matcha … coffee now seems to be my very very very last resort whenever I need a boost. Also, may I further say that I used to drink coffee with lots of sugar and maybe even sugary creamers to get me going through my day. Now, I am actually drinking matcha for over 3 months without sugar. I know impressive! (lol.) Anyway, matcha has more benefits… if you want to further your research. However, I thought these ones were worth mentioning because who doesn’t enjoy being pump throughout the day without the need of all these synthetic products on the market.

Moving on with Cocoa Powder this little magic powder seems to have originated from the Maya Civilization of Central America. Everyone knows its role in chocolate production. But does anyone know what role it plays when it comes to health benefits? Well, it has been linked to reducing inflammation, lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol, improves brain functioning, improves mood, may even benefit your skin and teeth as it can act as an antibacterial. Wow, these sure are some health benefits!

Okay, now you can see why I like to consume them first thing in the morning. So let’s check out how we prep this easy recipe.

All Ingredients

First you’ll want to have the following list:

  1. bananas
  2. strawberries
  3. milk (it can be almond or soy /your choice)
  4. granola
  5. honey
  6. chia seeds
  7. oats
  8. cocoa powder
  9. matcha powder

Then all you have to do is pour them inside your cup with the following measuring as explained below.

Matcha overnight oats – 1/2 cup oats, 3/4 cup milk, 2 tablespoons matcha, 2 banana (cut into slices), 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, and granola to taste

Cocoa overnight oats- 1/2 cup oats, 3/4 cup milk, 2 tablespoons your favorite granola, 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 banana (cut into slices) and 1 or 2 strawberries (cut into slices)

Put them inside the fridge and let them sit there for 8 hours.

How cute?!

Hopefully, you too can join the hype of matcha and cocoa! Thanks for reading. Love Melo!

Hi, my name is Melody and I am the face behind the visual muse! I am a health and wellness writer currently based out of Miami Fl. When I am not writing or exercising. I am either collaborating on voice overs projects and love spending time learning different ways to manifest self-improvement.

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