I Was Shocked a Dietitian Told Me to Add This 1 Ingredient to My Overnight Oats For Weight Loss
Even though I don't eat breakfast because I do intermittent fasting, I still crave breakfast foods; pancakes for dinner is a weekly occurrence in our house. I also love overnight oats for lunch because I can make it the night before in less than five minutes. It's not super filling as is, though, and I always end up needing to eat a couple hours later — until I tried this overnight oats hack.
These 2 Ingredients Are a Must For Weight Loss
When I make overnight oats, I use half a cup of rolled oats. They offer complex carbs for energy, but registered dietitian Leslie Langevin, MS, author of The Anti-Inflammatory Kitchen Cookbook, said oatmeal lacks two things you need in order to feel satisfied: protein and healthy fats.
So I'll mash beans, add protein powder, and use soy or pea protein milk instead of almond milk to increase the protein. For healthy fats, Leslie said seeds like chia or hemp, ground flaxmeal, nuts, nut butters, almond flour, and coconut milk are great add-ons, but avocado was a shocking ingredient she said I could also use. Here's why you should add avocado to your overnight oats and, more importantly, why it actually doesn't taste weird.