I’m always one for a quick minimal prep breakfast so I can great straight to work {it seriously feels so good to love what I do that I want to jump on the computer before even eating 🙈}. I have been loving getting up a little earlier and starting my day off with something that will keep me full. I don’t by any means want to stuff myself early in the morning but I have been noticing I’m much more productive when working on a full stomach! I added this overnight oats recipe to my Instagram story 2 weeks ago and was getting a lot of questions on how to prepare it, how long can it last for etc. so I decided to add it to the blog as a permanent recipe as well!

Blissfully Lively Overnight Oats

The great thing about oats is they fill you up quickly so you only need a small helping to feel satisfied. Prepping a larger portion of these guys can last you a few days {up to 7} and what I love about oats the most is you can dress them up with any toppings you want. Bananas, cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg, berries, granola, etc! They’re the perfect base for whatever you’re craving.

Oats are the perfect whole grain, abundant in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins & minerals.They’re a good source of carbs and contain more proteins and fats than most grains. Oats also have anti-inflammatory affects & are seriously one of the most nutrient dense foods you can eat!

Overnight Oats Recipe

If you guys know one thing about me it’s that i’m pretty obsessed with eating whole real foods {and if you don’t you’ve got to check out the nutrition philo.}, and this breakfast is kind of the jackpot! A whole food {oats} enriched with other whole foods {milk/topping of choice, banana, cinnamon, & blueberries} makes for a pretty simple and healthy meal!

Blissfully Lively Banana Coconut Overnight Oats

Blissfully Lively Overnight oats

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  •  1/3 cup greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup milk {coconut, almond, etc.}
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 chopped banana
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • handful unsweetened coconut shreds

Directions

  1. Whisk all ingredients together in medium sized bowl.
  2. spoon into jar with tight-fitting lid.
  3. Close and refrigerate for at least 4 hours {preferably overnight}.
  4. Top with more fruit/ unsweetened coconut before serving!

xo,

Lauren

Need more breakfast inspo? Check out the recipe for the Spinach Turkey Sausage Breakfast Frittatas!