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overnight oats with frozen fruit

Overnight Oats with Frozen Fruit

Summer Yule
Can you make overnight oats with frozen fruit? Absolutely! Try my recipe for overnight oats with frozen berries and yogurt to get some protein and phytonutrients into breakfast.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 384 kcal

Ingredients

  • 200 grams frozen wild blueberries or other frozen berries (this is equivalent to over half of a 10-ounce bag)
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice (fresh squeezed)
  • ½ tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ cup rolled oatmeal, dry
  • ½ cup plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt (non-fat)
  • ¼ cup milk, 2%
  • ¼ teaspoon orange zest
  • teaspoon dried culinary lavender

Instructions

  • Combine the blueberries and orange juice in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the blueberries are fully thawed and can easily be mashed with a potato masher. It will take 5-10 minutes.
  • After mashing the blueberries, stir in the chia seeds. Let the berry mixture sit for 10 minutes to give it time to thicken and cool. While it sits, work on the oatmeal.
  • Put the oats, yogurt, milk, lavender, and orange zest in a medium bowl. Mix well to thoroughly combine.
  • Put half of the oat mixture into the bottom of a wide-mouth pint canning jar.
  • Layer half of the blueberry mixture on top of the oats in the jar.
  • Add the rest of the oat mixture to the jar, followed by the rest of the blueberry mixture. You can top with additional fresh or frozen blueberries, if desired. (This is optional and not included in the nutrition information.)
  • Put the lid on the jar and refrigerate overnight. Enjoy your soaked oats in the morning!

Notes

This is a level 1 recipe (may help support fat loss). Since this recipe is a little low in protein, I'd add a hard-boiled egg on the side. Even with the egg, this remains a level 1 (i.e., low-calorie) recipe. For a higher energy meal, use whole milk and whole milk Greek yogurt.
Feel free to make several of these for a breakfast meal prep. They keep for 3-4 days in the fridge.
If you normally use sweetened (i.e., flavored) yogurt, these oats will probably not be sweet enough for you. One thing to try is using plain lactose free milk. It tends to taste sweeter than regular milk, though it contains no added sugar.
Another option is to add a sugar substitute to the berries and/or the oat mixture. Of course, you could always use your favorite sweetened Greek yogurt in this recipe. This will add added sugar and change the nutrition information.
Chobani makes a line of "less sugar" Greek yogurt if you are looking to cut back on the added sugar in your diet. Two Good makes flavored Greek yogurt with no added sugar that is sweetened with stevia. There may be other similar brands available if you live outside of the United States.
If fresh blueberries are in season in your neck of the woods, you can add some to the top of your jar of overnight oats. I mostly did this for aesthetic purposes; the oats are great without them.
Nutrition information is for one serving of the recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 384kcalCarbohydrates: 61.2gProtein: 19.6gFat: 6.8gSaturated Fat: 1.5gSodium: 97.5mgPotassium: 295.3mgFiber: 12.8gVitamin A: 9.4% DVVitamin C: 15.8% DVCalcium: 27% DVIron: 15.8% DV
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