Winter break is over.
Cue the gasps, screams, and horrified groans
And so is my period of extra time; time to do nothing but bake, relax, and eat everything I’ve baked.
This means that, being used to mornings where I could wake up at 11 and didn’t have to get dressed til 2 PM, I usually run out of time in the morning.
So I’ve had to turn to one of my old favorites… Overnight Oatssss! (cue the angel singing)
These overnight oats are so simple to make. They literally took me less than a minute to whip up. Less than a minute!! That saves you about 10-15 minutes in the morning, when you’d otherwise be making breakfast, and after a whole week of this… You’ve got yourself over an hour of extra time.
And they only take three ingredients: oats, yogurt, and blueberries.
It’s basically as basic as you can get. Pour the oats in a bowl, add some yogurt, then mix in frozen blueberries. I prefer to use frozen because they give it more of a sweetness, plus as they thaw in the fridge overnight, the extra blueberry juice soaks into the oats and makes them even more blueberry-ie.
In the morning, I simply grab the bowl (or mug! I actually love making my oats in a mug because then you can just grab it and go, and it easily fits into a cup holder in the car if you’re forced to eat on the road) and top it with extra blueberries. Or if I’m feeling really fancy, I mix some coconut cream with sweetener (such as agave) and dollop it right on top like whipped cream. And trust me when I tell you this will be the best whipped cream you’ll ever taste!
So although school has started back up, and I’m definitely not looking forward to studying for tests and quizzes and doing hours of homework again, at least I have these oats to look forward to each morning!
Quick & Easy Blueberry Oats
- 1/3 c rolled oats
- 6 oz blueberry yogurt (I used blueberry coconut milk yogurt)
- 1/4 c frozen blueberries
Pour oats into a bowl, mason jar, or mug of choice. Add yogurt and stir until combined. Stir in frozen blueberries. Place in the refrigerator overnight, or for at least 8 hours. Remove in the morning, top with more blueberries, coconut cream, or additional fruit and enjoy!
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 1 serving)
Nutrition information calculated with Trader Joe’s Cultured Blueberry Coconut Yogurt. Not including yogurt it is as follows: 117 calories, 2g fat, 24g carbs, 4g protein. Simply add the nutrition information of your yogurt (calories, fat, carbs, etc.) to get the total calories, fat, etc.