Blueberry overnight oats are a delicious and healthy way to start the day, and there's no cooking involved!
My daughters go back to school today, which is bittersweet.
I love having them home, but I also know they can get a bit stir crazy at the house.
It's been an overwhelming Christmas break, though, let me tell you. We've dealt with lice, sickness, negligent teachers, Jade's first bra (a personal trauma), and more than a few toddler-led meltdowns.
The positives always outweigh the negatives, though, and there's more often than not a silver lining and a new day to wake up to.
I'm grateful (begrudgingly, at times) for all of it, because even the bad times teach me something. (P.s. If any of you mamas need lice advice, hit me up.)
In light of impending rushed mornings and hungry bellies, I've created a fun, new overnight oats recipe to send them off with.
Simply blend blueberries with some milk and a bit of sweetness, mix it with oats and vanilla, and voila!...a scrumptious, blurple batch of overnight oats.
For sweetness, I personally just use stevia, but I blend in one date for the kids.
Vanilla powder and cinnamon are both excellent additions, as would be a few chopped walnuts or pumpkin seeds, depending on your allergy situation.
File this one under, 'I need a fast, healthy breakfast that requires me to do absolutely nothing but open the container'. 🙂
Blueberry Overnight Oats
- 2 cups milk of your choice see Notes
- ⅔ cup blueberries (I use frozen blueberries)
- sweetener, as desired see Notes
- scant 2 cups rolled oats
- good pinch sea salt
- ½ tsp vanilla powder (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
- The night before you want to eat this, blend the milk with the blueberries and sweetener until smooth.
- Combine the 'blueberry milk' with the oats, salt, and vanilla.
- Place in a glass jar or storage container.
- Cover and refrigerate.
- In the morning, enjoy, adding an extra splash of milk, if desired.
I like to use my Homemade Coconut Milk for this recipe, as it adds a natural sweetness (and it tastes yummy!).
For sweetener, I usually use a few drops of stevia for myself, but for the kids, I use one date. Just blend either in with the milk and berries until smooth.
Top with extra blueberries, some coconut, or a few walnuts for pizazz.
Some items I use in this recipe include:
Add in the blueberry milk...