These calming lemon overnight oats are made with Greek yogurt and fresh lemon juice for a nutritious and bright start to your morning. Get the recipe now.
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I’m a firm believer that your mood in the morning can really set the tone for the rest of the day.
Now, that doesn’t mean something can’t come up that’s stressful, but I’ve found that when I start off anxious and stressed out, the rest of the day tends to keep heading in that direction as well.
And one of the things that can help is setting aside time to actually enjoy a cup of coffee or a jar of overnight oats in the morning. Especially these calming lemon overnight oats.
I also often add a few drops of CBD oil as it helps with managing my anxiety as well as keeps me from getting jittery from my cup of coffee in the morning. However, if you aren’t a fan, these oats are just as delicious and soothing without it!
In addition to being convenient, soaking oats overnight also makes them easier to digest. Oats, as well as other grains and legumes, contain phytic acid — a naturally occurring plant compound.
Phytic acid is often labeled as an anti-nutrient, as it can block the absorption of certain minerals in foods. However, when oats are soaked overnight, this phytic acid starts to break down, making it easier for your body to digest and absorb the nutrients in your oats.
These oats also contain Greek yogurt, which is a good source of gut-healthy probiotics.
There are just a handful of ingredients for these healthy overnight oats:
And for a CBD-infused option, you’ll also need CBD oil. I talk about what kind to use further down in this post!
Don’t want to use CBD? Simply leave it out. No other adjustments needed!
These healthy lemon overnight oats are super simple to make. All you have to do is combine everything in a mason jar (or other small container), place it in the fridge, and then dig in the next morning.
You can even a batch for the week on Sunday, so all you have to do the rest of the week is grab a jar each morning.
1. Use a knife, not a spoon, to stir. I’ve found this helps with distributing the ingredients (especially the chia seeds) just right.
2. These lemon overnight oats are on the thinner, creamier side. To make them thicker, reduce the amount of milk by 2-3 tablespoons, reduce the yogurt to 2 tablespoons, or leave out the yogurt all-together.
3. To add protein, I’d recommend a vanilla-flavored protein powder or a scoop of nut butter (cashew or vanilla almond butter would work best).
4. If making a large batch for the week, note that the flavor of the chia seeds will get stronger as the week goes on. For some that’s fine, but I prefer to only make my oats 2 days in advance, or wait to add chia seeds until the night before I plan on eating one of the jars.
There are so many CBD products out there nowadays. Unfortunately, not all of them are made with high-quality CBD.
As a registered dietitian, I care a lot about what I put in my body. So, when it comes to CBD, I want to make sure that I’m using top quality CBD oil. If you’re curious about how to figure out what CBD oil to buy, be sure to check out my previous post here.
My preferred brand is CBDistillery as they only use high-quality hemp-derived CBD oil. For more on why I prefer CBDistillery and which products I use the most, head on over to my product page.
How much CBD oil you should add to this recipe will depend on your individual needs.
As I don’t know your medical history, I cannot recommend a dosage. Instead, I can simply help you figure out how to calculate the amount to use based on your daily dose. Unsure what your daily dose should be? I recommend talking with a dietitian or medical provider.
For each jar of soaked oats, I used one dropper CBDistillery’s THC-Free Pure CBD Oil Tincture 33mg.
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