(Sorry in advance for another post on peanut butter) 

I know this is nothing new….but it is new for me.

I discovered this brilliant idea recently on Instagram. One of the many wonderful food lovers I follow frequently does this exact same idea. So I in no way take credit.

If your like me and you love peanut butter you are always scraping the bottom of the jar trying to get to every last bit to not waste any. So here is the brilliant idea using the end of the peanut butter jar and filling it with overnight oats, banana and almonds. Brilliant!! 

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I know what it looks like but trust me there are other ingredients in this jar. I am NOT just eating peanut butter from the jar.

So here are some benefits:

😍 It’s Delicious!!
😍 Your Recycling!!
😍 None to less wastage!!
😍 You get to eat the remaining leftover peanut butter stuck to the side of the jar! (BONUS)
😍 You can get creative with flavours and what you decide to put in the jar!!

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  • Overnight oats (see recipe below)
  • Banana (chopped)
  • Handful of almonds
  • A couple of drops of honey

My tip is to add the ingredients bit by bit alternative so you get a great mix.

Now I just have to finish another jar of peanut butter to do it again. But don’t worry that won’t take me long. 😝

Whats great about overnight oats? 

✔️  Oats and chia seeds are high in fibre with health benefits of lowering cholesterol, blood sugar regulation, promote satiety or fullness after consumption and support digestive function.

✔️ Chia seeds are a good source of Omega 3 great for brain health and cognition.

✔️ Chia seeds and oats are a good source of protein which aids weight loss by keeping you full in between meals.

So overnight oats are perfect breakfast that will keep you full, reduce cravings, give you energy and support digestion.

How to Make Over Night Oats!

There are many overnight oat recipes out there. You can get creative with ingredients and amounts of ingredients but this is just my recipe.

  • Chia seeds (1/4 cup)
  • Rolled oats (1/2 cup)
  • Organic Plain Yogurt (2 tablespoons)
  • Organic Almond milk (1/2 cup or enough to cover all ingredients)

Place all ingredients together in a jar, put the lid on the jar. Shake well, making sure all the ingredients are mixed together, adding more almond milk if needed.

Refrigerate over night and add your desired toppings in the morning. Usually keeps for about 4 days. Just look at the used by date on your yogurt for reference.

Suggested toppings for overnight oats include that you can mix ‘n’ match:

  • Cinnamon or cacao
  • Banana
  • Strawberries or blueberries (any berry really)
  • Apple or pear (any fruit really)
  • Nuts and seeds (almonds, pecans, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds)
  • Honey
  • Peanut butter

So have fun experimenting and finding what flavours you like together. I would love to hear what you try or what you already make.

Enjoy! 🙂

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References:

Jaspal, N 2016, All you need to know about chia seeds, Positive health, vol.233, <http://www.ebsocohost.com.au>. 

WHFoods 2017, Oats, viewed 9 February 2017, <http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=54&gt;.

Whole grains council, Health benefits of oats, viewed 9 February 2017, <http://wholegrainscouncil.org/whole-grains-101/easy-ways-enjoy-whole-grains/grain-month-calendar/oats-%E2%80%93-january-grain-month/health&gt;.


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