Last week we talked about how to get back on track after the holidays with our 4 Detox Smoothies and while they have been super helpful, the sugar cravings have been kind of rough this week - ugh! But don't worry, we have something to satisfy those cravings, it's healthy and really does the trick.
Apple Pie Overnight Oats - YESS!! This is so easy, nutritious and DELICIOUS! You may remember from our Apple Pancakes post just how nutritious oatmeal and applesauce are for you and why we are such big fans (if not, click HERE for a refresher). The biggest take away from that post is fiber and vitamin C are super important. Fiber will keep you fuller longer and well...it will also keep you regular (you know what we mean *wink, wink*). Not a popular topic, but it is oh-so-important! And as we all know, vitamin C helps boost our immune system, which we definitely need this time of year.
So back to sugar cravings. Since we are trying to limit our amount of added sugar, this recipe is perfect to help combat that yearning. We left majority of the sweetness to the apples, oh the beauty of fruit, and then added only a teaspoon of maple syrup and you can absolutely leave that part out if you want to - it's only a suggestion.
This makes a quick and easy breakfast or it also makes a great pre-workout snack. The combination of cinnamon, applesauce and a tiny bit of maple syrup really reminds us of apple pie and it also did the trick and outsmarting our sugar cravings!
1/2 cup of oatmeal (use gluten-free if needed)
1/2 cup of unsweetened organic applesauce
1/2 cup of unsweetened nut milk (we used Cashew milk)
1 tsp. organic maple syrup
1/2 - 1 tsp. ground Ceylon cinnamon
Toppings: chopped walnuts or nut of choice
Optional: add a scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder
1.) Place all ingredients in a large mason jar and put the lid on it. Shake until all of the ingredients are combined. Refrigerate overnight and top with added cinnamon and nut of choice, enjoy!
*Note: you can mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and then transfer to an airtight container of your choice to refrigerate. Top with nuts and cinnamon and enjoy!