Blueberry lemon zest overnight oats is the perfect on-the-go breakfast recipe: filling, delicious, and ready for you when you wake up! ~Blueberries, oats, Greek yogurt, honey, lemon zest~
Can I just say... holy blueberry and lemon. What is this beautifully delicious combination that you and I both need more of in our lives?? Just think of the last time you had something blueberry and lemon flavored (hopefully not never). Okay, now remember how awesome that experience was. We're taking all of that awesome and putting it into a healthy, high-protein breakfast recipe that cooks itself overnight in the fridge. Oh, P.S. It's incredibly tasty. Wait, what?
Don't get me wrong, I love love LOVE to cook, but I'm all about finding delicious recipes that are ready for me when I wake up or when I get home from work. Basically that boils down to either slow cooker recipes, or overnight oats. I first became a fan of overnight oats a few summers ago when it was ungodly hot out, and I wanted some cooler breakfast options that wouldn't wake up my roommates at the time (fact: blenders are loud).
Moreover, it was the summer of my first-ever internship (and a 30-minute bicycle commute to work), so anything that could save me time in the morning was a blessing. Lo and behold, one day as I perused Pinterest, I spotted this shiny new idea called overnight oats, and they forever stayed in my breakfast rotation.
If you've tried them before, you just know, and you're already on board (I hope). But if you haven't, even if you're not much of a hot breakfast cereal person, now's your chance to shake up the ol' breakfast routine... with blueberry lemon zest overnight oats. Did I mention all the time you would save? And how nutritious your breakfast would be?
Well then, let's make this thing.
How to Make Blueberry Lemon Zest Overnight Oats
Overnight oats. They're so so easy and healthy, and you can really get creative with flavors. For blueberry lemon zest, all you have to do is combine the oats and chia seeds in a jar. Pour in your fave milk, yogurt, honey (or maple syrup or agave), lemon juice and zest. Then put the lid on the jar and give it a good shake. Alternatively, you can combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk them together. Either way, just make sure they're well combined.
Next, put them in the fridge aaaaand... go to sleep! That's seriously it. They'll be there for you in the morning, essentially 'cooked' in that the oats will have absorbed all the liquid just like they otherwise would have in a pot on the stove... just without heat. When you're ready to eat, just add in your blueberries, and you're all set. I typically like to wait to add the fruit until morning, because it's a little bit more fresh. But you can add them the night before if you wish... you do you 🙂Print
Blueberry Lemon Zest Overnight Oats
A healthy and filling overnight oats recipe flavored with bright flavors of lemon zest and blueberries. Prepare them the night before, and breakfast will be ready when you wake up!
- Prep Time: 5
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Chill overnight
- Cuisine: American
- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- ½ tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup milk (I like unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
- ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- juice and zest of 1 lemon
- ½ tbsp honey
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- In a mason jar, combine all ingredients except blueberries.
- Shake well to incorporate.
- Allow mixture to sit in fridge overnight. In the morning, divide into two servings. Top each with ½ cup blueberries and any other desired toppings (umm coconut?!).
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