I’ve got something new for you to try for your meal prep this week.
I was grabbing a few things at the store the other day and I saw that a major brand has gotten into the overnight oats game.
However, sugar is the 2nd ingredient in all the flavors and if you are looking to get leaner then that is not going to help you get there.
You probably know all about different ways to prepare oatmeal to support your efforts to get lean but if you are tired of oats and are looking for a grain-free, gluten-free alternative then check out buckwheat.
Now buckwheat is actually a seed though we treat it as a grain. Despite the name it is not derived from wheat and is naturally gluten free.
This week why not try some overnight buckwheat and give your overnight oats a much needed rest.
They are super simple to make and you can prep all your containers today and then just add your non-dairy milk of choice at night before you go to bed.
Basic Overnight Buckwheat
½ cup buckwheat grouts
1.5 cups of non-dairy milk
.5 cup water
1tsp vanilla extract
Stevia to taste or coconut sugar (low glycemic) if you don’t mind the extra calories
Mix it all together, cover and let sit in the refrigerator overnight.
Now, that is the super basic. I suggest the following to give it more flavor and more of a nutritional kick:
2Tbsp Chia seeds
1 Tbsp Ground flax
You can also top it with nuts, berries, cacao nibs or coconut flakes.
As with anything, after you make your first batch, play around with the amount of liquids and extra things you mix in.
Give it shot this week and tell me what you think.