Food // Overnight Chia Oats For a Healthy Breakfast

July 13, 2018

Happy Friday! I did one of those Insta polls the other day asking if you'd want me to share the recipe for the overnight oats I've been making for breakfast recently, and 98% of you said yes! So here it is... including my secret ingredient.

Overnight oats are the perfect summery breakfast, especially with this hot weather we've been having. You can make a batch of them a few days in advance to leave in the fridge and then breakfast is ready to go, saving so much time each morning. Otherwise I'm at risk of reaching for sugary cereals which never fill me up, and are just full of wheat and sugar. We went through a stage of making these overnight oats a few years back and I suddenly remembered them a couple of weeks ago and have been making them ever since. I make two days up at a time for Ben & I. Soaking the oats overnight makes it a summery kind of porridge and means they're more easily digestible, adding the chia seeds makes them swell overnight meaning that they'll keep you fuller for longer and adds so many great nutrients - chia seeds are a real superfood. These pots are full of fibre, protein and you can use whatever milks/yogurt you want - these can be dairy free, then top with your favourite fruit. I make these raspberry flavoured though.

I've adapted this recipe {online here}, changing a few bits up and this is now my recipe;

For each portion {I use a glass to put them in for ease of storing in the fridge}


1/4 cup porridge oats
1/4 cup oatbran
1 tablespoon chia seeds
3/4 cup milk of choice {I use unsweetened almond in mine and semi-skimmed in my husband's}
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt {one time I didn't have any in though so just used more milk and a bit of water, it wasn't as thick but still fine}
1-2 teaspoons raspberry jam {I use St Dalfour high fruit content}
1 tablespoon peanut butter {optional - this is my secret ingredient which I love and makes it all PB&Jelly like but my husband prefers his without}
1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries or any other fruit.
You can also add a dash of vanilla extract or cinnamon for flavourings.

Place everything apart from the fruit into a bowl or jar then stir and mix together well.
Top with the raspberries. Then cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. 

That's it! The only faff is measuring everything out but it's super quick and easy.

Breakfast currently. Overnight oats plus our green smoothie {recipe here}.

Do you like overnight oats? Have a lovely weekend! Back soon with our Ile de Re adventures.

R <3 xx 

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