Overnight oats are a great way to add resistant starch into your diet. Resistant starch is a type of carb that is not fully broken down and absorbed. Though much like soluble fiber it can be fermented by the bacteria in our gastro tract.
Benefits of resistant starch:
-Acts as a prebiotic to feed good bacteria in our gut
-Short chain fatty acids produced from RS stimulate appetite suppressing hormones like leptin
-Short chain fatty acids produced from RS like butyrate can inhibit production of pathogenic bacteria and absorption of toxins
-Since these starches aren’t absorbed into the bloodstream they won’t affect blood sugar the same way regular starches would
-Helps regulate our bowel movements
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 2 1/4 cups oat milk
- 1 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix all dry ingredients into a bowl oats, chia seeds and cinnamon.
- Now stir in the vanilla extract and oat milk
Transfer ingredients into three separate jars or cups
- Leave jars in the fridge overnight or for 1 day
- Once ready to serve add your favourite toppings on top. I usually add 1/2 a banana and berries. If you're used to eating sweeter breakfast options you can drizzle a tablespoon of either honey or maple syrup on top.