Fall mornings and the weather is getting colder… I should be gravitating away from the smoothie bowls and towards the hot oats.
Yet what am I doing? Still make cold overnight oats. They’re easy to grab in the morning and when you’re waking up at 7:30am for an 8:30am class, they’re most convenient. Every time I think of a breakfast I always do a smoothie or oatmeal. I just bought eggs this past weekend and I have yet to crack one open. I’m too stuck on the idea of a simple breakfast.
The overnight oats I made today were my favorite thus far. I love layering different fruits, yogurts or nut butters between each portion of oats so with each bite I get a taste of something new. Of course after my first few bites I just end up mixing everything together to get it nice and creamy so it doesn’t matter in the end.
I usually have a banana a day and start my mornings with frozen bananas yet this morning I figured I’d branch out. Be different. Go with some new fruits. Therefore I used blueberries, peaches and raspberries. A pretty good combo if you haven’t tried it.
- ½ cup gluten-free oats
- ¼ cup So Delicious Greek Style Yogurt (Plain)
- ½ cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Milk
- ¼ cup Purely Elizabeth Original Granola
- Frozen peaches
- Frozen blueberries
- Fresh Raspberries
- Start by putting ¼ cup of your oats into a glass, followed by ¼ cup milk.
- On top, layer your choice of fruit. I did 2-3 frozen peach slices followed by blueberries.
- Next, put your greek yogurt on top, followed by granola.
- Repeat the layer and end with some berries on top!
- Place in fridge and let sit 5 hours minimum - I do overnight for best results.
My glass was filled to the brim once I finished putting on the last blueberries but in the morning once I packed it down a bit more, I was able to fit more peaches on top.
I was extremely impressed with how the cold almond milk turned the oats into such a creamy consistency and the dairy-free yogurt made it so much better. The first few times I tried a greek style dairy-free yogurt I must say I was not a fan. I occasionally would buy ones that had a funky texture/looked like they had gone bad. However, within the last month I’ve purchased them I’ve been quite pleased. I buy these rarely for the expensive price and sugar content but when I do, I always go with the plain flavored ones (the least sugar and additives). No need to buy flavored yogurts when you can easily flavor them yourself — and with REAL fruit!
So-Delicious’ yogurts are non-GMO, certified organic AND vegan. The plain flavored Greek Style one I purchase only has 7g of sugar in a 6oz. container and using half for my oat parfait always goes a long way!
I used to make overnight oat parfaits my senior year of high school with peanut butter, greek yogurt and oats. Honestly they taste similar to a dessert. Although mine didn’t have nut butter in it this time (shocking because I practically live off of nut butters), the granola + milk + yogurt were good as is.