If you’re here then you’ve probably just been checking out our mood boosting over night oats recipe and wanna check out the amazing benefits. If you weren’t then I imagine you’ve stumbled here unwillingly and have no idea how you made it to this page… 

For those of you who want to know more about the benefits of our overnight oats recipe here’s a few for each ingredient by Louise Murray Health Coach and Mindfulness Teacher:

Bananas

They’re high in vitamin B6, which helps produce feel-good neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin. Bananas also have a great fibre content, so the sugar from them is released slowly into your bloodstream, allowing for stable blood sugar levels and better mood control. Blood sugar levels that are too low or too high may lead to irritability and mood swings so fibre is key for keeping sugar, and therefore mood stable. 

Finally, when still showing a little green on the peel, bananas are an excellent source of prebiotics, a type of fibre that helps feed healthy bacteria in your gut and a robust gut microbiome is associated with lower rates of mood disorders.

Oats

An excellent source of fibre, oats allow for a gradual release of sugar into the bloodstream, which is important for controlling mood swings and irritability.

Goji berries & Chia seeds

Omega-3 fatty acids that are linked to elevated mood! 

Cacao

A little chocolatey pick-me-up with none of the refined sugar plus it’s packed with magnesium – sometimes referred to as nature’s chill pill. Cacao is one of the plant foods with the highest content of magnesium, which helps us to sleep well and handle stress better. 

Cacao also contains phenylethylamine (PEA), which is sometimes known as a “love drug.” Although PEA cannot technically make you fall in love, it is associated with elevated mood.

CALM. 

If you know – you know. If not we’ve got all the info here.

Organic Turmeric meets supershroom Reishi, cinnamon & nutmeg for a calming sprinkle you can add to anything from oats, coffee to pancakes and salad dressings.

All mood boosting facts came from Louise Murray. She works to empower people with the right tools and knowledge to improve their diet. Finding the right foods that work for their body to achieve their health goals. It’s her mission to help mums learn how to nourish their body and mind on and off the plate using the power of nutrition, self-care, healthy habits and lifestyle tools.

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