Celebrate strawberries in a new way with our Strawberry Coconut Overnight Oats! With juicy, sweet strawberries; fiber-rich flax and chia seeds; tropical coconut; hearty oats; and probiotic Strawberry Lifeway Oat, this is a breakfast of champions. Kick the processed cereal to the curb this summer and mix up this nutritional goldmine of a meal in minutes. It will keep your blood sugar stable with ample amounts of fiber, plus Lifeway Oat provides prebiotic and probiotic benefits for your gut health. Set in the fridge overnight and your breakfast oats are ready to roll!
Not Just Oat Milk: Cultured Oat Milk Benefits 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 also 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, a combination of fiber and probiotics is even more beneficial for the gut, immune system, and for brain health due to the way this combination strengthens the microbiome, the powerhouse system of your entire health. This is where Lifeway Oat is so beneficial since it is an organic, cultured oat milk beyond just another standard oat milk. Lifeway Oat contains both fiber and probiotics to help support a healthier body and brain, which means an overall healthier you.
Prebiotics + Probiotics = A Healthier You
Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates naturally found in a variety of fiber-rich plant 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.
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1 tbsp. ground flax or chia seeds
- 1 tbsp. shredded unsweetened coconut
- 3/4 cup Strawberry Oat
- 1/4 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
- Toppings: 1/4 cup fresh, sliced strawberries and 1 tbsp. unsweetened coconut shreds
- Add all the ingredients in the order listed (except the toppings) to a wide-mouth jar or a mug. Stir to combine and mix well. Place in the fridge overnight or at least 8 hours to set. In the morning, remove and add the toppings. Enjoy!