These strawberry chia overnight oats pack a nutritional punch and will help keep you satisfied through the morning.
I’m pretty proud to say that I was one of the early adopters of the overnight oats trend. I even had a really popular recipe blog post on my old blog about them. Over the years, I tended to follow other emerging trends and moved to breakfasts rich in protein.
But things do change and these strawberry chia overnight oats are now a favorite nearly every single morning lately. I think the trick is that I figured out the secret to make these taste like the quaker strawberries and cream oatmeal packets. The secret is freeze dried strawberries.
I’m not sure why they make or break this recipe, but they do. I even tried using regular strawberries because they are cheaper and more readily available but it doesn’t taste the same. I’ve decided that since I have these strawberry chia overnight oats most days, then the freeze dried strawberry splurge is well worth it. You can find them fairly cheap on amazon, trader joes and even Whole Foods has a good price on them believe it or not.
In this recipe, I use agave nectar as the sweetener, but feel free to use whatever sweetener suits you best. Personally, I like to put some vanilla protein powder in mine for an extra filling kick.
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These vegan & gluten free strawberry chia overnight oats pack a nutritional punch and will help keep you satisfied through the morning.
3/4 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
1 tbsp Chia Seeds
1 cup Almond Milk (or milk of choice)
1 tbsp Agave Nectar (or sweetener of choice)
1/4 cup Freeze Dried Strawberries
1 16oz Wide Mouthed Mason Jar
Add all dry ingredients to mason jar.
Pour in milk and sweetener and stir to fully combine.
Close jar with lid and let sit in fridge for at least 4 hours.
Add nuts, seeds, nut butter or preferred toppings and enjoy!
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