Golden Gut Healthy Overnight Oats for 2

February 8, 2022

The gut microbiome, which we now know can affect the immune system is important to support. One way we can give our microbiome a boost is to feed it more good bacteria.

A diet high in fermented foods including yogurt, kefir, kimchi and sauerkraut boosts microbiome diversity and decreases inflammation. The honey and spices are also anti-inflammatory.


1 Tablespoon local honey

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

¼ teaspoon ground ginger

¼ teaspoon ground cardamom

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 ½C plain kefir

11/3 C rolled oats (whole not instant)

1/4C flax seeds

1 Cup chopped mango (frozen is fine)

2 Tablespoon coconut flakes or chips

2 Tablespoon unsalted nuts of choice (walnuts, pecans, pistachios, …)



In a medium bowl, combine the honey, turmeric, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon and salt. Add 2 tablespoons boiled water and stir to dissolve honey. Stir in kefir. Place 2/3 cup oats and 2 tablespoons flax in each of two wide-mouth jars or cereal bowls. Add half the kefir mixture to each jar or bowl and stir until all the oats are moist. Seal jar shut or cover bowl and chill overnight. In the morning, top with mango, coconut and nuts.

Makes two servings


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