BlueNana Overnight Chia Oats
Welcome back ya’ll!!! So as promised I am sharing the delicious and nutritious BlueNana Overnight Chia Oat recipe that was recently featured on Nashville News Channel 5 Talk of the Town for easy, breezy back-to-school breakfast ideas. Over night oats are nothing new on the scene but they are such a great way to plan ahead a healthy breakfast and run out the door the next morning. Basically all you need to do is assemble in a mason jar the day or night before, give it a good shake and pop in the fridge overnight. In the morning, shake one more time, grab a spoon and voila, a healthy breakfast is served!!. Pre-Planning is a key element when sticking to a healthy eating pattern and overnight chia oats are one of my very favorite ways to keep the morning easy and healthy!!! Tbis recipe is simply a guide, I encourage everyone to play around with their favorite indgredients and enjoy making their own version of Overnight Chia Oats. Here is your recipe. Enjoy!!!
Overnight Blue-Nana Chia Oatmeal:
yields 1 serving
1/2 rolled oats, steel cut, or old fashioned oats
3 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt or coconut yogurt
1/2-3/4 cup skim milk or coconut milk, almond, or hemp milk.
1/2 cup chopped bananas
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 tsp local honey- optional
In a mason jar dividing the ingredients evenly in layers start by adding 1/4 cup oats to the bottom, layer next with chia seeds, next layer 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, next layer 1/4 cup oats, 1/4 cup blueberries, 1/4 cup chopped bananas, layer 1/4cup yogurt over fruit, top with remained fruit, pour milk over the top, put top on jar and give the jar a good shake. Place in refrigerator overnight and breakfast will be ready to grab a spoon and go in the morning! If the oatmeal is too thick just add extra milk for desired consistency. Other fruits like strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, or peaches, can be substituted. This can be a really fun breakfast to make with children the night before eliminating breakfast preparation the next morning. This breakfast combines fiber, protein, and healthy fat to give them a healthy jumpstart to the day! Enjoy!
Recipe by: Jenny Beth Kroplin RDN, LDN, CLC