Experimenting with a variety of overnight oat flavors this week, I decided to start the week off bold with raspberry and lemon. I originally got the inspiration off of this Raspberry Lemonade slushie that my husband gets at our local Graeter’s Ice Cream. You know a combination works well if it’s a repeated bought treat. Luckily, that same combination works just as good for some overnight oats!
Chobani is my favorite, favorite yogurt brand. I haven’t met a flavor I don’t like, so it was the obvious choice to go with their lemon greek yogurt. To add a more fresh side, I threw in a handful of raspberries and zest of a lemon. Because I’m doing the overnight oats, I used old-fashioned oats but this would also do wonderfully with some granola if you’re not an oat kinda gal or guy. Just make sure you add a little bit of almond milk to help soak the oats. I don’t imagine dry oats are too delicious.
Raspberry Lemonade Overnight Oats
- 1 container of Chobani greek lemon yogurt
- ½ cup old-fashioned oats
- ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
- handful of fresh raspberries
- ½ teaspoon lemon zest
- Using a mason jar, layer overnight oats with old fashioned oats followed by almond milk, lemon yogurt and raspberries. Top with lemon zest and store in a refridgerator for up to 3 days.
Let’s face it. A lot of us aren’t morning people and even if we were, how many really want to cook a well-balanced breakfast each and every morning? I know I don’t. Especially after a hard workout or a late night. It’s more ideal to have something already prepped and ready to just pop in the microwave or in a bowl.
There’s a lot of quick and convenient store-bought breakfasts that you can buy, but why trust manufacturers to actually produce something entirely healthy? Half of the stuff listed on the nutrient guide of packages I can’t even pronounce. I feel so much safe when I know what ingredients are used in the foods I cook because I put them there.
With Overnight Fridge Oats, you can choose from any sort of fruit to your liking as well as added ingredients. This makes them flexible to those with a vegan, gluten-free and paleo diet as well. You just need a few ingredients and a container to store them in. I use mason jars for mine. But best part? They stay fresh and impact in the refrigerator for up to 4 days! So you can make four breakfasts in one meal-prep session.
Add all ingredients in order for the best results:
1/2 cup of Step 1 Basic Ingredients: Old-Fashioned Oats. Mulesi.
1/4 cup of Step 2 Basic Ingredients: Yogurt. Almond Milk. Whole Milk.
1 Tablespoon of Step 3 Basic Ingredients: Honey. Artificial Sweetener.
1 teaspoon of Step 4 Basic Ingredients: Peanut Butter. Chia Seeds.
1/2 cup of Step 5 Basic Ingredients: Blueberries. Tart Cherries. Strawberries. Banana. Apples.
1 Tablespoon of Optional Step 6 Toppings: Mini Chocolate Chips. Cinnamon.