Strawberry Overnight Oats

Okay, I know I’m very late to the game with this one. But the first couple of times I tried overnight oats, I actually didn’t like them. I guess it was the texture? Recently I decided to try them again though because they make mornings a lot easier and do a pretty good job at keeping me full. Or at least I’m not AS hungry when it reaches my daily mid-morning snack time around 10:00 am.

Mine might be a little different than other recipes you might have seen because I use frozen strawberries. We often freeze fresh strawberries from the store because we can’t eat them all and we usually have a stash around to make smoothies. I think they work really well for this because when they thaw out, they release syrupy strawberry juice that adds great flavor to the oats. Plus, this way, you don’t have to slice them, which is great for the lazy people out there (like me!). The thawed strawberries are super easy to cut through with your spoon when you’re ready to eat.


Strawberry Overnight Oats

This is incredibly easy to make and only takes a few minutes. I stuck with using a 1/3 cup measuring cup for almost all of the ingredients which originated because it meant fewer things to wash and ended up working pretty well.

All of the ingredients just get mixed together in a container – I use a mason jar that’s drinking cup size. These pictures are the “before” pictures. Just make sure all of the oats are submerged in liquid so that they will soften.

You can use a slightly different yogurt to milk ratio if you like yours thicker or runnier, but I use a 1:1 ratio. I use Oikos Triple Zero vanilla Greek yogurt because it adds a little bit of sweetness, but not too much because the Triple Zero line doesn’t have any extra sugar added. It also means that I don’t need to add any honey or vanilla extract either. Fewer ingredients = even easier!

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I also tried slicing up a banana instead of using strawberries and keeping all of the ingredients the same. Both are good, but I personally like strawberries better. I might try peaches next.


Voilá!

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Strawberry overnight oats



Recipe

Strawberry Overnight Oats

Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup vanilla Greek yogurt (I use Oikos Triple Zero)
  • Just under 2/3 cup almond milk 
  • ~5 small-medium frozen strawberries
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

Method

  1. Mix all ingredients together and make sure all oats are submerged in yogurt/milk
  2. Cover with lid and refrigerate overnight
  3. Give on last good stir and use spoon to “cut” strawberries into pieces
  4. Nom nom nom!

Estimated Nutritional Information (per serving): 277 calories; 7.2g fat; 0mg cholesterol; 153.4mg sodium; 466.6mg potassium; 35.5g carbs; 14.8g portein

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