How to make Overnight Oats


Easy overnight oats are a great snack or meal especially if you are into weekly food prep. Combine a few of your favorite superfoods together to get needed fiber, healthy fats, proteins, and other nutrients in one delicious dish.

It took me a while to try it and I was pleasantly surprised by how great it tastes!

Overnight Oats in a glass

What you will need:

12oz container with a lid
1/2 cup oats
2 tablespoon nuts
1/2 cup fruit(s) (blueberries, bananas, etc)
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1/3 cup milk (or water)

Place the ingredients in the container in layers (recommended order):

  1. oats
  2. chia seeds
  3. fruit mixed with yogurt
  4. nuts
  5. milk (or water) to fill

Close the lid and place the container(s) in your refrigerator overnight. The idea is to make sure the oats and the chia seeds soak and soften. When you check on your creation the next day… you can eat as-is or shake it before opening in order to mix it all up. This sweet easy overnight oatmeal recipe is great for a meal or snack on the go. Experiment with the amounts and ingredients based on your preferences and enjoy!

Nutritional Benefits by ingredient:

healthy breakfast with oatmeal berries and bananas
Photo by Javier Disabato on |Overnight Oats

Oatmeal is rich in zinc, magnesium fiber and commonly considered heart healthy

Chia Seeds contain polyunsaturated fat as omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, calcium, phosphorus, and zinc.

Nuts contain healthy fats, proteins, fiber, omega 3s, vitamins minerals, and more.

Fruits – fiber and multiple nutrients

Plain Yogurt – great source of probiotics

When you try it please let us know how it works out in the comments?