Refrigerator oats are a quick an simple way to enjoy one of earth’s healthiest grains. They are an excellent form of healthy carbs and they contain more healthy fiber and protein than other grains.
Before I continue, the disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, nor do I play one on TV. Please consult a physician when making decisions that can impact your health.
Many studies have been done over the years on the health benefits of oats. A few of those benefits include:
- Naturally gluten-free
- Loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants
- Known to be heart-healthy
- Can lower Cholesterol
- Has been shown to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels
- Helps to keep things “moving” in the “poopsy” department
My History with Oats
I have no patience for making oatmeal. That involves a pot, a stove, and cooking! Plus, it’s messy and I don’t like cleaning the pot after. What can I say, I like simple and easy. Imagine my delight when I first learned about refrigerator oats. I’ve had high blood pressure since my twenties and my cholesterol creeps a bit each year. Sounded like a good way to help fight back to these issues of mine.
I went through a phase where I made all types of complicated recipes. They were good, but I didn’t care for them cold and I didn’t enjoy the process of shopping for things like chia seeds, purée Instagram fruit, and carefully layering a pile of things that went bad before I could use them up.
Fast forward about five years. I have been doing the counting macros thing for 14 weeks. In that time I’ve experimented with biggest bang for my nutritional, budget, and fills-me-up buck. In the last few weeks I’ve settled on one meal a day being refrigerator oats with fruit. BUT…I heat them in the microwave before I eat them. Now I have the best of all the worlds: simple, quick, tasty, nutritious. Is that a quadfecta?
I make Simply Refrigerator Oats two servings at a time because it’s just easier with my schedule, and add fruit to them before I heat them up. Fruits I’ve added include strawberries, grapes, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and apples. The base I make is simple, and makes adding to it easy…and tasty! The amounts of fruit I add are based on my macros for the day. You can also add more maple syrup if you wish.
Macros for Simply Refrigerator Oats:
Carbohydrates: 48.2 g | Fat: 6 g | Protein: 6.5 g
Simply Refrigerator Oats
- measuring cup
- Measuring Spoons
- Storage container
- 1 cup Bob’s Red MillOrganic Rolled Oats
- 2 tbsp Ground Flaxseed
- 2 tbsp Organic Maple Syrup
- Water to cover oats
- Add one cup oats to storage container.
- Add two tbsp flaxseed.
- Mix flaxseed into oats.
- Add two tbsp maple syrup.
- Add water to mixture until the oats are completely covered.
- Stir mixture, cover and put in refrigerator for a minimum of 12 hours.