Kefir overnight oats are the easiest breakfast ever! And it leaves my tummy very very happy.
You see I’ve had stomach problems since I was a little gal. It wasn’t until I told my hubby about my stomach misadventures that I realised what was going on was just not normal. You might have read the unhappy times I experienced during whole30, which was a magnification of my regular or should I say irregular movements. A few months ago a two things came together. First gut health seemed to be on everyone’s mind, which is I why I wanted to explore it this season. Second, I went to the doctor about these troubles.
The doctor told me that I needed to drink half a litre of butter milk a day and two litres of water. Now as a North American the thought of drinking buttermilk was utterly repulsive. Buttermilk is for baking not drinking! I had read about kefir, and its role in gut health so I asked her about it. My doctor said any form of fermented dairy would be ok.
A kefir a day…
Let’s get one thing clear; I left thinking this was not going to work. I had to do this for a few weeks, and then if that didn’t work, we would have to explore other avenues. In Germany, they want to find the most natural route before introducing medication.
After the appointment, I hit up the grocery store and loaded up on all sorts of buttermilk and kefir. The first few days of drinking fermented dairy were torture mixed with scepticism. But guys, it worked! To be honest, I could not have believed my stomach! Since starting this, I have become a regular gal, less bloated, and feeling much lighter.
Kefir Overnight Oats
One of my enemies in the stomach department was oatmeal. I love oatmeal, but oatmeal does not love me and halts all action – as my grandma would put it: I get bunged up. But when I eat leftover oatmeal it’s not as bad. So I thought why not take a stab at some overnight oats with my new found friend, fermented dairy.
I tried the overnight oats with both kefir and buttermilk. Kefir won by a landslide. These oats are creamy, soft, and seriously easy to digest (that is for me). They take no time to make at night and are a great grab ‘n go breakfast. Since kefir overnight oats are quite neutral in flavour you can top them off with whatever you fancy. My favourite way to eat them is to add frozen raspberries. By the morning the raspberries have thawed, and the juice runs beautifully into the oats. I like the fermented quality the kefir adds (it took me a month to get used to it), but if you still aren’t a fan, a touch of maple syrup will take out that fermented zing.
How would you top your kefir overnight oats?