Our Raspberry and Nutella Overnight Oats is a decadent, yet not overly sweet, on-the-go breakfast. It features only four ingredients: whole grain oats, rich Nutella, tart and tangy kefir, and juicy raspberries. Our no-sugar-added plain kefir is the perfect companion for the indulgent Nutella that also gives you a punch of probiotic power thanks to the natural probiotics found in our kefir! Oats are also a great source of prebiotic fiber, which helps feed probiotics to nourish your gut on a complete level. Try this for an indulgent breakfast or even a dessert!
Origins of Nutella
Piedmont, Italy; a mountainous landscape of hilltop castles and bountiful vineyards, is the home of Nutella. This rich and creamy chocolate-and-hazelnut spread was created by Pietro Ferrero, a local bakery owner in Alba, Piedmont. It was first sold under the name “Supercrema,” but was later renamed Nutella. By 1964, this indulgent spread gained global fame and is now a kitchen staple in many homes.
Cultured Dairy: The Nutrition Benefits You Actually Need to Know
With increasing research linking the correlation between probiotics, gut health, and immunity, it’s no secret that the integrity of our gut is vital to our health. Although additional factors such as stress, antibiotic usage, and individual health conditions can contribute to the condition of our gut, a focus on healthy food choices is one of the easiest ways to support the microbiome.
Several studies have shown a strong association between the gut-brain-microbiota. Probiotics introduced to the gut have been found to support immunity, improve allergies, and improve digestion.
Studies have shown that reduced diversity of healthy gut bacteria during early years is associated with an increase in food allergies during school-age years. In addition, kefir made from whole milk helps absorb key nutrients such as Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Vitamin K is important because it helps your bones absorb calcium. It’s important to know that kefir contains a special trio: vitamin D, K, and calcium – all three crucial elements to support bone health.
Prebiotics + Probiotics = A Healthier You
Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates naturally found in a variety of foods. Your body actually can’t digest prebiotics, so they’re what probiotics feed off of to remain actively working in your digestive system. They help the digestive system by promoting the growth of good bacteria. Prebiotics and probiotics work together in balance to make sure our digestive system stays on track and regular. Research has found that consuming a variety of prebiotic and probiotic food sources may improve your body’s natural functions, including both your immune and digestive systems.Servings: 1-2
- ½ cup Plain Lowfat Kefir
- ½ cup old fashioned oats
- 2-3 tbsp. of Nutella
- handful of raspberries, fresh or frozen
- Mix the oats and kefir into a small mason jar or bowl. Stir well.
- Place the lid on the jar or cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours.
- In the morning, remove the lid or plastic wrap and begin to layer.
- Start with a spoonful of your oats then add in the raspberries, Nutella, and more oats.
- Top with fresh raspberries and drizzle with Nutella.