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Okay, oats have definitely been trending lately. That’s thanks to the newfound popularity of oat milk and how ridiculously pretty overnight oats look stacked with colorful berries, nuts, and seeds in glass jars on Instagram (right?).
But if you want the real scoop on oats, Quaker is definitely it. For over 140 years, the company has been producing the highest quality, tastiest oats while researching all that the powerful grain has to offer.
Oats are nutrient-dense, simple foods, and it turns out one of their biggest selling points overlaps with another trending nutrition topic: digestive health. Many people are talking about probiotics, but a key building block for good digestive health is fiber.
Oats are a good source of fiber: One ½ cup serving provides four grams and contains both soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber slows down digestion, while insoluble fiber bulks up your poop to keep things moving. (TMI, we know, but it’s important!) It’s recommended to get about 25 to 38 grams of fiber a day from a variety of grains, fruits and vegetables for an efficient digestive system, and most people are not getting enough.
Which is why we created this digestive recipe for overnight oats. It has over 5 grams of fiber per serving, is super delicious, and it eliminates one of the biggest barriers to getting in a healthy breakfast option: the frenzy of the morning rush.
Just combine the ingredients the night before, put it all in the fridge, and a great breakfast option is ready and waiting for you when you wake up. You can even make several of them at once if you’re a meal prepper. What could be easier?
WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE
In addition to nutrient-dense oats, which provide fiber for digestive health, this recipe includes berries, ginger, and protein from the kefir. Plus, while many quick breakfast foods are filled with sugar, this is lightly sweetened with just a touch of quality honey.