Blueberry Overnight Oats

Good morning!!!! Rise and Shine!!!!

We finished our 5th Whole30 yesterday. Woohoo!!!

I am going to my friends wedding next weekend and I wanted to not look so blah, so we started another Whole30 on April 1st so that it would end in time for me to enjoy the wedding, while still feeling great from the month of eating clean.

Clear skin and losing some lb’s… yes please!

Besides the wedding, I wanted to just feel good since I’m busy running around after 2 kids now. Plus, we spend a lot of time at the pool, splash pad, and the beach, so I want to look better in a bathing suit. Whole30 isn’t a weigh loss focused program, but it helps reduce bloating and plenty of people have lost weight doing it. Since I lost over 12 pounds the first time I did it, I know that my body reacts well to it.

So, while I love doing Whole30 and all the NSV (non-scale victories) I have when I end it; it does get tiring. I get tired of cooking, tired of the clean up, tired of the same old foods, and tired of eggs.

Oh, the eggs, so many eggs for breakfast!

 

I miss plenty of things, but I really miss the ease of breakfast in the form of cereal, yogurt, a smoothie, oatmeal, bagel, etc. I certainly know that not all of those things are great choices – hence our 5th Whole30. (Ah one day, we will really have Food Freedom!)

I think that one of the things I missed the most was oatmeal.

Overnight oats is a favorite of mine since they are so easy to prepare and are so delicious.

Overnight oats are so flavorful as they get to soak in the flavors overnight. The blueberries are naturally sweet, but the honey helps sweeten it up just a bit more. The chai and flax both give it a healthy boost, plus give it a great fun texture that hols up well to the soft oats.

Some recipes for overnight oats suggest warming them up, but I prefer mine cold. I also like to top overnight oats with yogurt to amp it up and make it a bit like a parfait.

I really hope you will enjoy these Blueberry Overnight Oats as much as I enjoy them (when not doing Whole30!)

 

Blueberry Overnight Oats

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups old fashion oats
  • 3 1/2 Cups milk
  • 1 pound frozen blueberries
  • 1 Cup flax seed meal
  • 1 Cup vanilla yogurt, preferably whole milk yogurt
  • 1/2 Cup Chia seeds
  • 1/3 Cup honey
  • Serve with: yogurt & fresh blueberries

Process

  1. Combine all of the ingredients from oats to the honey together in a large bowl.
  2. Equally portion out the oatmeal into 6 containers.
  3. Refrigerated overnight.
  4. Top with yogurt and fresh blueberries prior to enjoying.

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