It’s getting warm out and you want something cold for breakfast, but all you’ve got is instant oats. Don’t fret, a bircher pot is the perfect solution to all your on-the-go summer breakfast needs.
Why is it good for you to eat oats? Oats contain a soluble fiber that slows down the absorption of carbohydrates (or sugars) into your bloodstream. Which means less of a spike in your blood sugar and less fat storage in your entire body. Oats are a great option for those with diabetes! They also have lots of healthy things in them like magnesium and can help you lose weight and lower your cholesterol.
Essentially an overnight-soaked oatmeal cup topped with pretty much anything you want, bircher pots can be made in bulk at the start of the week and put into mason jars so you can have a healthy, fulfilling and refreshing breakfast, no matter how long it takes you to get out the door in the morning. And with a boost of moringa, you’ll even be getting some veggies for breakfast.
- 1 cup milk, soy, almond, or other alternative milk (coconut is amazing!)
- ½ cup oats (instant or rolled oats)
- 1 Tbsp Pure Moringa Vegetable Powder
- 2 Tbsp fresh fruit and/or nuts (diced apples, berries, pears, sliced almonds, walnuts, etc.)
- Sprinkle of cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp yogurt or labneh (optional)
1. Mix together milk, Moringa powder, cinnamon and oats.
2. Leave to soak in fridge overnight (or just a couple hours if you’re strapped for time).
3. Top with fresh fruits and yogurt in the morning. Or, throw everything together in a mason jar so you can enjoy breakfast during your morning commute.
If you want to spice it up, try adding ground cinnamon, honey, dried fruits, marmalades, flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, coconut flakes, or even chocolate powder and chocolate chips for a (somewhat healthy) mid-day snack.
If you’ve got no milk at home, never fear. This bircher pot can also be made with fruit juice, plain water, kefir, a mixture of yogurt and water, or anything else you can think up. The possibilities are endless for this perfect summer breakfast!
Barbara Lee is a blogger and avid lover of traveling, eating local, and the environment. With a BS in Psychology and previous work experiences ranging from non-profit legal work to managing a restaurant in San Francisco, Barbara enjoys pursuing new experiences and living life while using the most natural and organic means possible. Some of her most memorable life moments include watching little blue penguins return to their nests in Melbourne and snorkeling a rift of melted glacier water between tectonic plates in Iceland. For more posts by Barbara, click here.