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Strawberry Overnight Oats with Chia Seeds

I’ve been so busy!!!

I thought I would have more time to cook once I got back to school and I wasn’t trying to spend every waking second with friends or family back home, but boy was I wrong! Turns out taking 3 computer science classes is a LOT more work that I had anticipated!

My one gen-ed I’m taking this semester to keep me sane with all the computer science is a karate class. It’s so interesting and I’m having a lot of fun with it, only the class is waaaay on the other side of campus and it’s at 8:30 in the morning. Yuck!

Now I am NOT a morning person at all. It’s all I can do to get out of bed in the morning, let alone make and eat breakfast. Luckily I have an hour break between karate and my next class so the first week of class I set out to find something I could make ahead and bring with me to eat then.

That’s when I discovered overnight oats. I had no idea what I’ve been missing all these years of barely eating breakfast cause I’m too tired/lazy in the mornings, these things are so good and sooo easy to make the night before! They’ve saved my mornings!

So for my first post after being back at school for over a month of the busiest semester ever is one of my favorite ways to make overnight oats. I give you, Strawberry Overnight Oats with Chia Seeds!

Strawberry Overnight Oats - VeggieHacked.com

Strawberry Overnight Oats - VeggieHacked.com
Strawberry Overnight Oats with Chia Seeds
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Servings Prep Time
1 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 5 minutes
Strawberry Overnight Oats - VeggieHacked.com
Strawberry Overnight Oats with Chia Seeds
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
1 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup oats old fashioned
  • 2-3 strawberries
  • 3/4 tbsp chia seeds *
  • 1/3 cup milk **
  • vanilla to taste
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Cut up the strawberries into small pieces so that they mix in well.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a mason jar or some other kind of seal-able container that can go in the fridge.
  3. Put the top on and shake it up!
  4. Refrigerate at least a few hours, ideally overnight, before enjoying.
Recipe Notes

*could also use flax seed, or leave it out entirely if you don't have chia. It's not vital, I just think it adds some nice texture and a little extra nutrition to the mix. Keep in mind that chia soaks up liquid so it'll be a little runnier without it so you may have to adjust.

**for the milk, play around with the quantity to get it how you like it. I use 1/3 cup almond milk with a full tablespoon of chia and 1/3 cup oats and it comes out more like oatmeal texture. If you like it less clumpy (which most people do) reduce the amount of chia or increase the amount of milk. Play around with it until you find how you like it!

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Strawberry Overnight Oats - VeggieHacked.comStart by cutting up your strawberries. I bought a thing of strawberries about a week ago and I’ve been sooo happy I did, having fresh fruit in my breakfast every morning has been amazing. I like to cut them up really small so they mix in well and you get some in each bite.

Strawberry Overnight Oats - VeggieHacked.comStart adding ingredients to a mason jar or something of the sort that can close up good and be put in the fridge. I’ve got a couple smaller sized mason jars I save for this. I love how nice it looks with just the dry ingredients in the jar! I’m drooling already.

Strawberry Overnight Oats - VeggieHacked.comFor the milk, I like to use almond milk, not just because that’s what I always use but also it gives it a little extra flavor. But that’s just me, use whatever your favorite variety of milk is. I use 1/3 cup and a full tablespoon of chia seeds and the texture comes out kinda like lumpy oatmeal. However, I know I’m weird and most people don’t like lumpy oatmeal so for the recipe I reduced the chia seeds to 3/4 tbsp (but not in the pictures). Since chia soaks up liquid just like the oats do this should make it a little runnier but play around with the milk and chia amounts to get it how you like it. I also don’t like to tell people how to use their vanilla, mostly because I pretty much ignore any vanilla measurement ever and put like double in. I start with about a teaspoon, but play around with that too!

Strawberry Overnight Oats - VeggieHacked.comOnce you have everything in there, you gotta mix it up. What I’ve found easiest (and also the funnest) (yes I know funnest is not a word) is to just put the cap on and shake. Keep shaking until everything seems good and mixed up. It might get all over the sides and top and everything but it’ll settle while it sets. After it’s mixed stick it in the fridge for a good 4-5 hours at least, although overnight usually gets you the best results. I like to make mine just before bed and it’s all ready to go when I leave then next morning. Enjoy!

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