Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Raspberry Vanilla Overnight Oatmeal

This is what I have for breakfast pretty much every week day. It's so easy to do, really tasty, and healthy too! And with summer just around the corner this makes a nice cold breakfast. A great variation to traditional porridge.

All it takes is 5 minutes in the evening to throw it together in a jar, chuck it in the fridge overnight and that's breakfast done for the morning.

Now my lab mates will finally know what the heck I am eating out of a jar every morning. I must look like such a weirdo, sorry about that guys!

There is no reason that you have to stick to raspberry and vanilla (those just happen to be my two favourite things). As long as you keep the base the same you could add whatever flavours you like.

Raspberry Vanilla Overnight Oatmeal 

Serves 1

1/4 Cup Rolled oats
1/4 Cup Light Greek yogurt
1/3 Cup Trim milk
1 tsp Chia seeds
1/4 tsp Vanilla essence
1 Tbsp Raspberry jam
1/4 Cup fresh or frozen raspberries

1. Chuck everything except the raspberries into an old jam jar or something similar. Give it a good stir or put the lid on and shake.

2. Add the raspberries, refrigerate overnight. It will keep in the fridge for a few days.

That's it. Simple.

Nutritional Info:

Calories 230
Carbs    51 g
Fat        4 g
Protein  11 g
Fibre     8 g
Calcium 20% RDI


  1. Sounds yummy! Where do I get chia seeds?

    1. You can get chia seeds at any supermarket. They are in the health food section =) They are quite pricey but since you only use a small amount at a time they last for ages!