Overnight Oats – A Healthy Breakfast

Hi, guys!

I thought I’d share with you one of my favourite breakfast foods, Overnight Oats. They’re so quick and easy to make and so tasty! I’m not a huge breakfast fan but these are too good to resist! What I like about this recipe is that it doesn’t require actual measurements – I just guess how much I’m going to need and it’s always turned out okay for me! (I’m so lazy!)

All you need is: 

  • a sealable jar (a mason jar or a smoothie jar works just fine!)
  • porridge oats
  • a fat-free yogurt (any flavour you like the best!)
  • frozen or fresh fruit (I prefer frozen)

 

What you want to do first is get your ingredients ready. I like to have everything ready and in front of me and it makes it so much quicker! My oats are in a little jar which means they don’t get dry!

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The Onken Fat-Free vanilla yogurt is my favourite for this breakfast. It tastes super good and it means you can taste all of the fruit you add, rather than being overshadowed by a fruit flavoured yogurt!
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Your fruit doesn’t have to be frozen, but I personally prefer frozen fruit in this meal. It keeps it nice and cold even when you take it out of the fruit and I just think it tastes much nicer. I prefer the larger berries such as raspberries and strawberries, whereas my mum doesn’t like these as much and prefers redcurrants and blackcurrants.

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Now to actually making the Overnight Oats! All you need to do is take your jar/glass/container that you are storing them in. Firstly, you need to create a layer of yogurt at the bottom. I like to use 1 and a half tablespoons for the first layer. Don’t worry if it drips down the side of your glass – it doesn’t need to be neat! Next, a layer of oats. For oats, I usually only use a tablespoon and spread them apart, as the oats I use are quite thick! Finally, take as much or as little fruit as you’d like, and sprinkle them on top of the oats. Simple, huh?

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From that point, it’s just a process of repeating yourself! Yogurt first, then oats and finally, berries. You can make your layers as thick or as thin as you’d like. It’s completely personal preference. Remember, if you have thick layers of oats, you’ll need thick layers of yogurt, too!

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When I get to the top of my jar, or to the point where I think I will have enough, I like to leave quite a few berries at the top. This way it’s super fruity when I come to eat it!

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All that’s left to do is place the lid on your container and stick it in the fridge. I usually make sure that mine has been in the fridge for around 12 hours, meaning your oats have plenty of time to absorb the yogurt and go nice and soft.

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You can do this recipe with more than just berries, too! I have tried it with banana’s before and it turned out so yummy! The best part about this recipe is that it’s so easy to take on the go with you! I tend to take them to work a lot with me as they’re so easy to eat on the go. They’re so filling that I tend to have mine for breakfast and save some for later on in the day, too!

 

I hope you enjoyed my first food related post! Let me know if you try this breakfast and what you think to it! xx