Strawberry Chia Overnight Oats

Strawberry Chia Overnight Oats

Breakfast is the most important meal in my book. I will never be able to function without it, and I truly don't know if we can be friends if you don't love breakfast as much as I do. It's a deal breaker (I'm only half-kidding). 


For the past year, I've gotten into a routine with my breakfasts, typically eating a variation of oatmeal, honey, cinnamon, bananas, blueberries, chia seeds, and (crunchy) almond butter.

However, trying to cook oatmeal in the morning this summer has been near unbearable. Rancho Cucamonga is located in the desert valley and by 7 am, it easily can be 85 degrees. I don't want to stand sweating by a stove or burning my tongue on hot oats.

Last night, as I perused Pinterest, I started see tons of recipes for overnight oats. I've made overnight oats before, but in the past year, I tended to be busy at night and never thought about prepping them. As I saw these recipes, I realized this would solve my problem. I could still eat my oats and fruit, but not be sweating into my bowl! Lo and behold, I created my best overnight oats recipe yet--super yummy & kept me full for so long! 

Strawberry Chia Overnight Oats 

  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats 
  • 1/2 cup non-fat Greek Yogurt (I love Fage 0%
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (I used unsweetened vanilla for a little flavor!) 
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds 
  • 1 tsp honey 
  • 4-5 large, ripe strawberries--thinly sliced 

Mix all ingredients in a standard-size mason jar. If you can't fully mix everything, shake the jar when it is fully & tightly closed. Throw in the fridge for 8-24 hours and enjoy the next morning! 

PS: If you are weirded out by texture, overnight oats may not be for you. But, everything is worth a shot! 

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