Overnight Oatmeal with Blueberries and Chia Seeds Recipe

One of my new go-to recipes is so easy, so delicious, so healthy and absolutely filling, that I cannot believe that I have not tried this sooner! I know this might not be new to you, but this is a new one for me. Since my discovery, I now start many of my mornings with Overnight Oatmeal. Who knew? OK, maybe many of you, but just in case you haven’t aleardy heard of the wonders of this breakfast meal, I thought I’d share it today. Overnight Oatmeal has made a huge difference to my life. OK, maybe not that big – but it is making a difference to my morning routine, and I am sure it is helping my health since this fast and easy recipe is filled with nutrients and those ever important antioxidants.

Let me just repeat myself one more time. I love this recipe because it taste good, is easy, fast, healthy, and filling. If you are like me and you have not ever tried Overnight Oatmeal before, you need to try it!

I will admit, I was nervous about trying this recipe that I found on BuzzFeed, I had not ever tried adding chia seeds to my food before this recipe. Think about it, I grew up with Chia Pets. Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Pets. – Remember the commercials? If not, well here you go…

Well that is what I think of when I look at a bag of Chia seeds. That and the fact that I had heard that when you mix the seeds with liquid they turn a bit gelatinous. Hmmm, I remember slathering the seeds onto the side of my terra cotta dog. Gelatinous and slimy. Well, if I can get past that visual so can you.

Since then, I have learned there are so many health benefits to chia seeds. They are packed with nutrients, are a high quality protein, high in fiber, and are loaded with antioxidants.  Adding chia seeds  to the Overnight Oatmeal tends to transform the recipe into an oatmeal pudding of sorts. Simply delicious and healthy.

Overnight Oatmeal with Blueberries and Chia Seeds Recipe

Overnight Oatmeal

INGREDIENTS 

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ cup blueberries

DIRECTIONS

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Store in an airtight container – I use mason jars and refrigerate. The Oatmeal needs to refrigerate for at least 6 hours, but not longer than 24 hours. How easy was that?

Recipe originally from BuzzFeed’s Clean Eating Challenge

I doubled the recipe below, since I was making it for my mom and myself.

Overnight Oatmeal
Measure out the ingredients and pour into bowl.
Overnight Oatmeal
Mix together.
Pour it into a container - I like mason jars.
Pour it into a container – I like mason jars.
Top it off with a few more blueberries.
Top it off with a few more blueberries.
Out the lids on and refrigerate 6 − 24 hours.
Put the lids on and refrigerate 6 − 24 hours.

That means that if you want this for breakfast you need to put it together the night before. It takes less than five minutes and it is ready to pop into the refrigerator. My only complaint is that I would like to be able to make up a week’s worth if this and just pull it out of the fridge each morning. I’m not sure what would happen if you kept it in the fridge for longer than 24 hours – I have not tired it.

In the morning, open and enjoy!
In the morning, open and enjoy!
There you have it, breakfast ready and waiting for you in the morning!
There you have it, breakfast ready and waiting for you in the morning!

If you have made this in the past I would love to know if you kept it for longer than 24 hours or if you have used any other combinations of fruits. What has worked for you?

a href=”https://positivelystacey.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Overnight-Oatmeal-Pin.jpg”>This Blueberry and chia seed overnight oatmeal is delicious! Make it at night and you will have a yummy and healthy breakfast waiting for you in the morning!

 

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13 Replies to “Overnight Oatmeal with Blueberries and Chia Seeds Recipe”

  1. I’m going to have to try out this recipe! I think I have everything I need in the kitchen already! And now I’m going to be thinking of chia pets every time I see a recipe with chia seeds.

  2. This looks yummy! It makes for an easy morning too!

    1. Yes, fast to put together at night and super easy to take out of fridge to enjoy in the morning.

  3. I have really wanted to try overnight oatmeal! Mornings are so hectic in our house. This looks delicious!

    1. This makes mornings extra easy! And it is quick to put together in the evening. Let me know if you try it – I’d love to hear what you think.

  4. Oatmeal with fruit in it is very good. I love the idea of this recipe. I can make it at night and I will have a healthy energizing meal in the morning. I wonder how bananas and strawberries will hold up in this recipe. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. Kelly said that she has made it with banana – I think I will try that.

  5. I recently made overnight oats for the first time and I love them! I made banana and blueberry ones that were quite tasty. I will definitely be trying out your recipe, I love adding chia seeds to smoothies, so this will be yummy.

    1. Oh that’s good to know that banana works well. I have thought about adding banana, but I wasn’t sure how it would hold up overnight.

  6. Hahaha I love that you included the chia pets commercial!!!! 😀 😀 I’ve done overnight oatmeal a few times when I was breastfeeding (to help supply) and I really liked it! It’s such a convenient breaskfast!

    1. How wonderful that it was shelfful for breastfeeding. I didn’t know there was a connection. It is convenient!

  7. I loved the post! I was actually looking for ways to create meals with chia seeds, rather than just smoothies. This is great!

    1. Oh then you will love this! I am new to using chia seeds.I usually added flax seeds to my smoothies – not chia 🙂

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