Pear Overnight Oats
Pear Overnight Oats make a perfect nutritionally balanced breakfast to kick start your day. The only thing you need to do is remember to make them before you go to bed and the rest is easy!
One pear contains 5.5g of dietary fibre
This recipe can be made in a batch to last a few days. The pears add nice flavour and texture and really bulk up the fibre content of this recipe along with the oats and flax!
Pear Overnight Oats – Key Nutrients
Oats – Half a cup of oats (approx. 40/45g) provides 7g protein and even more protein by the time you add your milk in too. Not only that, they also provide an excellent source of low GI carbohydrates helping to maintain blood glucose levels.
Pear – A good source of fibre, pears help to keep your digestive health functioning effectively. Fibre helps to alleviate constipation, allowing the body to eliminate toxins such as cholesterol.
Flax seed – Also known as linseeds, flax seed is one of the best plant-based sources of omega 3. Not only that, it’s also a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals.
Pear Overnight Oats
- 1 cup oats (I use rolled oats)
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1 pear
- 2 tbsp flax seed
- 1 handful cashew nuts
- 1 handful blueberries
- 1 sprinkle coconut chips (optional)
- 1 sprinkle flaked almonds (optional)
- Using a medium sized bowl, grate the pear into the bowl.
- Add one cup oats.
- Add 2 cups milk and a handful of cashew nuts. Stir the mixture thoroughly and cover the bowl. Place in the fridge and leave overnight.
- In the morning add 2 tbsp of flax seed and stir thoroughly.
- Top with blueberries, coconut chips and some flaked almonds.
Essential EquipmentNothing fancy for this one.
TipsYou can switch the almond milk for another milk of your choice. I use a standard cup measure. If you don’t have one you can use a mug and substitute the amount for approx 3/4 of a standard mug. Don't have blueberries? Don't worry, you can top with fruits of your choice. It will still taste good.
Find your IngredientsRolled oats – cereal aisle Almond milk – milk fridge or long life milk aisle (I really love Nutty Bruce Almond Milk found in the fridge in Woolworths). Flax seed – health food aisle
If you like this overnight oats recipe, you might like to try these breakfasts that also contain oats;
Amy Savage is a qualified Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional & Dietetic Medicine and is available for consultations online and in Sydney CBD. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.