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Blueberry Overnight Oats

Blueberry Overnight Oats | Well and Full | #vegan #oats #recipe

The inspiration for today’s recipe was borne out of the fact that I don’t have any overnight oats recipes on this blog, butΒ it was about damn time I posted one. It’s funny, I feel like I’ve posted so many recipes to this space (120 to be specific), but there’s still so much I haven’t done. For example, I don’t have a popsicle recipe. No pizza recipes. And a troublesomeΒ scarcity of snacking recipes. Which, to be honest, is almost criminal – because snacking is probably my favorite hobby. No matter! I shall rectify these matters immediately, starting with my overnight oats recipe today.

These blueberry overnight oats are a great way to have a complete and nutritious breakfast, packed with fiber and nutrients, but for anyone who doesn’t have time to cook a big breakfast in the morning. I love oats because they’re such an underrated nutritional superstar. They’re a great source of the minerals manganese, selenium, and phosphorus, and are also a fantastic source of soluble dietary fiber. This type of dietary fiber is important because it binds to bile acids in the small intestine and removes them from the digestive system. It’s also worth mentioning that this type of soluble fiber helps lower your bad cholesterol levels (LDL), by reducing its absorbability into the bloodstream. Who knew that oats were so amazing? So when you dig into a bowl of these delicious blueberry overnight oats, you’ll also be nourishing your body in the best possible way.

Blueberry Overnight Oats | Well and Full | #vegan #oats #recipeBlueberry Overnight Oats | Well and Full | #vegan #oats #recipe

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Blueberry Overnight Oats
 
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These blueberry overnight oats are a breeze to put together, made with fresh blueberries, creamy banana, and just a hint of cinnamon. A complete and nutritious breakfast!
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ½ Cup Blueberries
  • ⅔ Cup Almond Milk
  • ½ Banana
  • ⅛ Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats
Instructions
  1. In a blender, combine blueberries, almond milk, ½ banana, and cinnamon. Blend until smooth.
  2. In a bowl, combine blueberry mixture with oats and mix well, until oats are evenly covered.
  3. Spoon oats into small jars (I used mason jars). Cover, and leave overnight in your refrigerator.
  4. In the morning, heat oats up in the microwave and serve with almond milk, berries, and coconut flakes (if desired).
  5. Sweeten with a little maple syrup or honey if you like.
  6. Enjoy!

Blueberry Overnight Oats | Well and Full | #vegan #oats #recipe

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28 Comments

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    Abby @ Heart of a Baker
    June 9, 2016 at 10:16 am

    I can totally relate to this! I have maybe 2 cake recipes on my site, what?! I’m starting to think about my birthday cake so I’ll be adding one more soon :) Love a good overnight oats recipe!

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      Sarah
      June 9, 2016 at 1:47 pm

      Only two cake recipes!? ;) A new birthday cake recipe will definitely set that right! :D

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    dixya | food, pleasure, and health
    June 9, 2016 at 10:39 am

    love oats in general…and overnight is the way to go for me as well. i havent made one in a long time, needs to change that.

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      Sarah
      June 9, 2016 at 1:47 pm

      Thanks Dixya!

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    Emma
    June 9, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Love the simple recipe and the gorgeous photos. Nice!

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      Sarah
      June 9, 2016 at 6:58 pm

      Thanks Emma!! :D

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    Thalia @ butter and brioche
    June 10, 2016 at 3:11 am

    i am so making this recipe. i’m all about oats right now – i’ve just rediscovered my love for them! Xx

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      Sarah
      June 10, 2016 at 10:26 am

      Thanks Thalia!! :D

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    Traci | Vanilla And Bean
    June 10, 2016 at 9:01 am

    When I discovered overnight oats, I was in my early 30s. I wondered where in the world they had been all my life! They are the ultimate fast food – grab and go on those busy mornings. Now between overnight oats, porridge and chia pudding, I don’t even have to think about breakfast in the morning! It’s always ready! (save the weekend pancakes and waffles!). This is so delicious and perfectly in season! It’s soooo good! Have a beautiful weekend!

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      Sarah
      June 10, 2016 at 10:27 am

      Thanks Traci!! They really are the ultimate (healthy) fast food :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    Amy | The Whole Food Rainbow
    June 10, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    These look and sound so good! Traci’s right, f you prepare then there’s always healthy gorgeous food to eat, foods like this are a godsend to have in the fridge :)

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      Sarah
      June 10, 2016 at 2:02 pm

      It certainly helps me keep my diet on track when I have good food like this to go in the fridge ;) Thanks Amy! :D

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    Shelly @ Vegetarian 'Ventures
    June 10, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Love hearing about the nutritional benefits of oats – so amazing that something so delicious can be so good for us!

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      Sarah
      June 10, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      I know, isn’t it amazing? I love the healing power of foods!! :D Hope you have a great weekend, Shelly!

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    Emilie @ Emilie Eats
    June 11, 2016 at 12:43 am

    The simplest of breakfasts are most of the time, the most delicious! Is it weird that sometimes I eat my oats cold in the morning? Especially now on hotter days. Either way, they’re always a good breakfast.

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      Sarah
      June 11, 2016 at 10:36 am

      I’ve never tried cold oats before! But I love hot breakfasts even in summer :) Thanks Emilie!

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    Valeria
    June 11, 2016 at 11:27 am

    I am starting in vegetarianism. Why overnight the oats?
    Is there nutritional or absortion diffferece?
    Thanks a lot from Costa Rica

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      Sarah
      June 11, 2016 at 11:35 am

      Well first, congrats on becoming vegetarian!! You are taking a great step towards helping your health + the environment. :) The oats are soaked in the banana-blueberry mixture overnight to soften them, and also for convenience sake… You can prep them at night and have them ready to go in the morning! :) Thanks for stopping by Valeria!

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    Aimee / Wallflower Kitchen
    June 11, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Oh you don’t have to sell me on oats – they’re amazing stuff. Although, if I did need convincing, this recipe would certainly do the trick! That colour is absolutely gorgeous and blueberries and oats together are so delicious.

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      Sarah
      June 11, 2016 at 8:49 pm

      Thanks Aimee!! :D

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    Alli
    June 14, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Any recommendations on other milk to use? I think i may be allergic to almonds (skin reaction) so almond milk won’t work, but I understand that almond milk has a good consistency for overnight oats, any thing else similar that would work?

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      Sarah
      June 14, 2016 at 8:12 pm

      I would try rice milk or coconut milk!! Both would work just fine :)

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        Alli
        June 14, 2016 at 8:29 pm

        thanks so much! great recipe!

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    Ally
    June 15, 2016 at 6:51 am

    Hi these sound great but can you cook them on the hob just like porridge?
    I don’t have a microwave :(

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      Sarah
      June 15, 2016 at 9:15 am

      You could definitely cook them on a hot plate instead of microwaving them! :)

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    Amber
    December 5, 2016 at 3:25 am

    I’m allergic to bananas, any suggestions?? :-)

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      Sarah
      December 5, 2016 at 8:46 am

      If you’re allergic to bananas, I’d recommend using 1/3 cup applesauce :)

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