The Perfect Summer Breakfast: Overnight Oats & Berries


I may not be a great food stylist, but damn I make a killer overnight oat bowl!


This is hands down my favorite warm weather breakfast and as the weather has (finally) turned, I’ve got it firmly back in my rotation.


It keeps me full without being too heavy plus this is FULL of all the good stuff: protein, iron, calcium, fiber...and all the vitamins & antioxidants from the fruit you choose.#nobrainer


I will tell you right now, I don’t really measure stuff so if you’re looking for a precise recipe, I’m not your girl. Here’s what I do and my rough amounts...you’ll need to play around a bit to get yours just how you like it...


Use a roughly 1:2 oats to milk ratio. (I like mine on the wetter side but I use this to start.) Make sure you use old fashioned oats...NOT the instant ones.


You can use whatever milk you like plus I use plain kefir too. If you haven’t tried kefir yet, it’s usually near the milk in the grocery store and it tastes like yogurt (please don’t get the flavored kind packed with sugar) Kefir is a great source of probiotics...


Mix your oats/milk/kefir and let it sit in the fridge for at least an hour or as long as overnight.


When you take it out, you’ll see a lot of the liquid has been absorbed by the oats. Here’s where I add more milk/kefir to get the exact consistency I want. I also dump in a bunch of chia seeds....maybe 1/8 cup??? Mix and let it all sit while you get your fruit ready.


Use whatever fruit you have! My favorite is a berry combo and once peaches & nectarines are in season I’ll use them too. You can also use frozen fruit. You really can’t go wrong here.


Mix the fruit into your oat/chia concoction and you’re all set!!


If you end up trying it, let me know! I’d love to hear what combos you like!!


#simplewellness

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