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Overnight Oats with Yogurt

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Meal prep has never been so easy. With only a 5 minute prep time you can make these delicious overnight oats with Greek yogurt.

Overnight Oats with greek yogurt

Meal prep can be daunting and as life gets busy I tend to skip breakfast. Which is not the best way to start the day. Over the years I realized if I spend the 5 to 10 minutes to prep overnight oats with yogurt at the beginning of the week I am more likely to eat breakfast even on the go.

Sunday nights I will typically make 5 containers of overnight oats. They are great to take into the office or grab on the go with a spoon. They are a filling meal jam packed with protein, fibers and vitamins.

If you like a hot oatmeal during the colder months this is a great option for the warmer summer months.

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Overnight Oats with greek yogurt

There’s a few ways that overnight oats can be made. I like making mine with greek yogurt. It gives it more of a creaminess and adds additional protein to your oatmeal. This recipe is a nut free version of overnight oats. Often times nut butters will be added for richness and protein as well.

What’s great about overnight oats is that they can be topped with anything. My favorite being summer berries like blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. Bananas, apples and even chocolate chips are great toppings as well. You can use the same oat base for the week and switch up your toppings daily.

Why you should add chia seeds to your overnight oats

Chia seeds are great for overnight oats because they not only thicken the oats but they add a creamy texture. Chia seeds are considered heart healthy and contain antioxidants, minerals, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Why you should add flax seeds to your overnight oats

Flax seeds are loaded with nutrients. They have good amount of protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. Flax seeds also contain important vitamins and minerals. I like to add ground flax seeds into my oatmeal. They also help thicken your overnight oats.

Adding both chia seeds and flax seeds in your overnight oats gives it a nutritious boost.

Overnight Oats with yogurt

Overnight Oats Ingredients

Overnight Oats Ingredients

How to make overnight oats with yogurt

In a container with a lid combine together oats, chia seeds, flax seeds, yogurt, milk and maple syrup. Top with sliced strawberries and blueberries.

Cover the container or jar with lid. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Enjoy!

This recipe is for one serving. I like to make the overnight oats in individual serving containers.

Overnight Oats with yogurt
Yield: 1 serving

Overnight Oats with Yogurt

Overnight Oats with yogurt

Easy, creamy and filling overnight oats with yogurt. The easiest meal prep recipe for breakfast.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 Cup of Rolled Oats
  • 1 Tablespoon of Chia Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon of Ground Flax Seeds
  • 1/3 Cup of Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 1/3 Cup of Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon of Maple Syrup (optional)
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries

Instructions

  1. Combine together oats, chia seeds, flax seeds, yogurt, milk and maple syrup.
  2. Top with strawberries and blueberries.
  3. Cover container or jar with lid. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.

Notes

Maple syrup is used as a sweetener. You can also use honey.

This recipe is for one serving. I like to make the oats in individual serving containers.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 351Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 71mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 10gSugar: 28gProtein: 16g

How long do overnight oats last?

Seal your overnight oats in an airtight container in the fridge and they typically last 5 days. If you meal prep on a Sunday night you will have breakfast for the whole week.

These are my favorite containers to make my overnight oats.

Overnight Oats with yogurt

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