I’m one of those strange health nuts that loves having oatmeal for breakfast. But it’s just a little to hot in the summertime to enjoy a warm meal. Since visiting Germany over the spring, I’ve been experimenting with the traditional muesli recipe, adding different ingredients and coming up with new combinations to keep it interesting. This one is just a classic summer berry. Overnight oats are SO easy to make! And as an added bonus, it tastes like dessert. Enjoy. 🙂
Chilled Berry Summertime Oatmeal – Overnight Oats Recipe
|Recipe: Chilled Berry Summertime Oatmeal|| || |
- ⅓ cup oatmeal
- ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt
- ⅓ cup coconut milk
- 1 tsp of chia seeds
- ⅓ cup blueberries
- 1 tsp Tupelo honey
- Prepare oatmeal as you normally would, adding just enough hot water to cover the oats. Allow them to soak and cool.
- Next, mix in the coconut milk and chia seeds
- Layer the oatmeal mix, yogurt, honey, and blueberries in a glass jar. You can add more honey and berries depending on how sweet you prefer it. You can also sprinkle in some almonds or walnuts for a bit more crunch and protein.
- Cover and chill overnight to have ready for breakfast the next morning.
- This recipe is for one serving. I typically make a big bowl of it, adding in 4x the amount in order to make multiple servings for the week.
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