Foodie Friday: overnight oats

a cup of oats

Oats are good for breakfast (Photo: jacqueline via flickr)

If like me, you aren’t a morning person and struggle waking up, then you’ll understand the struggle of trying to have a super healthy and nutritious breakfast whilst getting ready for the day ahead of you. (Honestly I swear time goes faster in the morning than it does during the rest of the day!)

We’ve all been lectured on the importance of a healthy breakfast to promote a healthy lifestyle and encourage weight loss, but there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Until now!

Overnight oats have become a life saver for me, especially when I know I’ll be rushing about the morning to follow. They’re so quick and easy and so versatile that they’re practically impossible not to love!

With a calorie count ranging between 250-350 calories, overnight oats are a brilliant breakfast! The calories really depend on the amount of fruit you use and the fruit itself! But remember breakfast should always contain a decent amount of calories, it’s the meal that supports your day!

So this is my overnight oats recipe! (You can change the fruit about if you wish)


  • Small handful of blueberries
  • Small handful of raspberries (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup of oats (pure oats for me and anyone else who needs gluten free!)
  • 1/4 cup of almond milk or natural yogurt
  • 1 table spoon of flax seed (optional but flax seed has became my holy grail).


  1. If you aren’t that bothered about the presentation, this method is perfect for you, it takes about five minutes to make and even less to eat!
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, preferably with a wooden spoon.
  3. Once the mixture is a nice oatmeal consistency (I like mine extra thick) pop it into a food container, then pop the container in the fridge!
  4. Leave it in the fridge over night for the oats to absorb the milk/yogurt and for the whole mixture to chill.
  5. The following morning take it out the fridge and your breakfast is served!
  6. Doesn’t  it look so good!
  7. If you do prefer the presentation side then this method works just as well but will take a little longer!
  8. Blend or mash your chosen fruit together and put to one side for later.
  9. Start with a layer of yogurt at the bottom of your container (for this I used a small tumbler).
  10. Next place a similar sized layer of oats on top of the yogurt.
  11. Continue layering the yogurt and oats on top of each other until you have used up both ingredients or have about half an inch left of your container.
  12. Then take your fruit mixture and place that on top of the layered yogurt and oats mixture.
  13. Place in the fridge overnight.
  14. In the morning, take the mixture out of the fridge. You can either eat the overnight oats as they are or mix it together, both ways taste great!