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There is something so yummy and convenient about overnight oats, and when they include lactation-boosting goodies, it can be a magical, milk makin’ combination of sweet and healthy carbs. Strawberries and pecans go really well together. For some reason, pecans and cashews are my favorite nuts. I didn’t have cashews on hand, but I did have pecans, so when I combined them with overnight oats and strawberries, I was super excited how they turned out.
You can also make this recipe with instant oats if you don’t prepare it the night before. Just prepare your oats in the microwave or stove, then add the toppings right then and there. I’ll give the recipe for the overnight version, but feel free to make them the morning of too!
I talk a lot about berries in my postpartum healing and weight loss program. They are so wonderful if you are postpartum and breastfeeding. I encourage mamas to eat as many berries as possible because of their antioxidant properties, phytonutrients (plant vitamins), water and fiber. All so healing and nourishing, which is the main focus of my program. To heal and nourish your body first, which helps shed weight naturally, then strengthen, repair and find your fitness again.
Here is your recipe for the overnight strawberry pecan lactation oats:
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup almond milk
3 TBSP of pecans chopped
4 strawberries sliced
1-2 packets or teaspoons of stevia (or a drizzle of honey/ maple syrup)
1 tsp of flaxseed
1 tsp of brewers yeast
splash of cream
Put on layer of strawberries in the bottom of your jar. Just enough to cover the bottom, a little more or less doesn’t matter. Add HALF of your oats on top of the strawberries. Then, put your flaxseed and brewers yeast followed by 2 TBSP of the pecans and sweetener. This is your nut layer. Then, layer some more strawberry slices. Add the 1/2 cup of almond milk, then top with the last half of oats. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap. I like to give it a little shake to mix things up.
After it sits overnight, uncover and top with a splash of cream, a few fresh slices of strawberries and the remaining chopped pecans. So yummy!!!
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