k Hormonal balancing overnight oats - (optional extra) k
Start your day right with this amazing breakfast – and better still you can rustle it up in less than two minutes! Bursting with nutrients and fibre, oats are one of the most nutritious whole-grain foods you can consume. Whether you’re an adaptogen pro or new to the game, maca is one of the most popular hormone-regulating super foods. It supports and nourishes the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland which are the ‘master glands’.
Chia is one of the richest sources of ALA Omega 3 fatty acids which are the building blocks of a group of hormones called eicosanoids which the body uses to deal with inflammatory responses. Coconut too is powerfully antimicrobial and antibacterial and the high levels of lauric acid in coconut protects against infection from viruses, bacteria, yeast, parasites and fungi. Lauric acid inactivates harmful microbes in your gut that can lead to hormonal imbalance.
For a touch of spice I have added cinnamon – I call it my love spice, it’s a beautiful sweet warming spice that helps balance hormones by lowering the amount of testosterone, whilst increasing progesterone
Go nuts and experiment with toppings that give different layers of texture and flavours. I love cacao and hemp for crunch and a huge super food power punch.
Ingredients (serves 4)
200g organic porridge oats
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2 teaspoons maca powder
2 tablespoons desiccated coconut
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
500ml non dairy milk – organic soya
Greek yogurt or kefir, mixed berries, pomegranate
Banana, hemp-seeds, cacao nibs, edible flowers
1. Just mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl and stir in the non dairy milk. Pop into the fridge overnight. If you want extra creaminess you can mix Greek yogurt or for a super probiotic kick add some kefir.
2. Top with any beautiful topping of your choice.
Love Tess x