A blueberry and lemon overnight oats parfait is the perfect way to start your day.
In fact, after you try it, it may be your sole purpose for getting out of bed in the first place.
A few days ago, I was lucky enough to receive a large shipment of yogurt from our amazing friends at Chobani. I flipped with excitement when I received it, and my brain went into overdrive as I started creating a list of recipe ideas in my mind. I can't wait until y'all see all of the cool things I have planned, and I even have some tasty and guilt free ideas for Valentine's Day too. Swoooon!
But first let's start with breakfast.
Like everyone else on the planet, I absolutely adore overnight oats. I know it's cold outside so most of you want your oats warm, but honestly I don't have the patience to cook oats in the morning. I don't want to have to measure and stir and cook or microwave nothing. Aint nobody got time for that.
I need instant gratification in the AM, minions. Only my Keurig and pre-made breakfasts can help me accomplish that.
I first made a batch of pineapple overnight oats using the measurements from a 1,200 calorie diet as my guide thinking that would help me keep the calorie count down since overnight oats do tend to be calorie heavy sometimes. The good news is that they were delicious, but the bad news was that, without even realizing this would be an issue, I switched out the ½ cup of old fashioned oats with a ½ cup of gluten-free steel cut oats which caused them to be, like, 500 calories because a serving size of the steel cut oats was a ¼ cup!
My calorie counting was completely screwed that day.
This recipe though? This recipe is an absolute masterpiece.
It's quick, filling, delicious and, with less than 250 calories per jar, I'd say I nailed it.
Note: Sorry for the lack of photos today. My computer cord decided to break on me last night and the battery died before I could get any editing done, so I have to work on the hubs computer until I can get a new one. Luckily, I uploaded this photo yesterday so at least I have one to show you!
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Blueberry & Lemon Overnight Oats Parfait
|Prep time||5 minutes|
|Meal type||Breakfast, Snack|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Serve Cold|
- 2 cups Quick cooking whole grain oats
- 1.5 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon flax seeds
- zest from one fresh lemon
- juice from one fresh lemon
- 20-30 Nunaturals liquid stevia drops, to taste (or 1-2 packets to taste)
- 1.5 cups Chobani blueberry non-fat greek yogurt
*WWpts= 5 pts per serving*
*WWpts+= 6 pts per serving*
|In a large bowl combine all ingredients (except yogurt) and stir until well combined and the mixture begins to thicken.|
|Evenly divide about a ½ cup of the blueberry yogurt into four small glass jars or cups, spoon a bit of the oat mixture into each jar as well, then continue layering the yogurt and oats until the jars are full.|
|Wrap each parfait with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.|
|Before serving, add nuts, fresh blueberries, granola, etc. as desired.|
Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says
I'm obsessed with overnight oats too--I love this version! I'm also so groggy in the morning that even pouring cereal is just beyond me. I totally need something ready to eat.
I've never made overnight oats. I'm not opposed to throwing something simple like oatmeal or a smoothie together in the morning. I more commonly eat a large bowl of oatmeal with fruit as low-cal dinner (though it would be a sort of high cal breakfast). The blood orange is my favorite Chobani flavor. I'm not a big coffee drinker - so no Keurig.
I love Chobani yoghurt too! I usually get a large no fat Greek yoghurt and smaller single serve flavoured ones to share with the other half. I love the honey and he loves the blueberry and lemon 🙂 Just found your page and really liked reading it; excellent that you include the WW points as I am currently doing the program. Have a lovely day.
I love the honey one too! So good! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to "see" you around! 😉
Yum! And can I please ask where you got that adorable spoon from? 🙂
Hey, Amber! Sorry it has taken to long to respond. I've been busy with a newborn! I got the spoon as a wedding gift, but it is Fiestaware. I'm pretty sure you can get them wherever fiestaware is sold. Bed, Bath, & Beyond & Belk, etc. Happy Holidays!
hiya:) how long is this good in the fridge? can i make the 4 and eat it 4 days in a row? thanks!
I would think they would stay good in the fridge for at least a week. I think making four and eating them four days in a row would be fine!
Beth a Calkins says
I make a week's worth on Sunday nights and they're good for the whole work week! Chobani lemon is the best and no I don't cook in the mornings, I can barely get the Keurig going in the mornings. Luckily hubs makes my coffe and brings it to me while I'm getting ready for work!
That's amazing! My hubs takes care of our 1 year old in the morning so I can sleep in. It's pretty amazing have awesome husbands, huh? 😉
Jane Churchon says
I'm curious why the jar needs to be wrapped in plastic wrap. I'm willing to do it but the scientific part of me wants to know why!
Hey, Jane! I'm sooooo sorry for the late response! I'm recovering from brain surgery so my blog has had to take a back seat in recent months. I always just wrap in plastic wrap to avoid the tops getting hard and gross or from taking the change of tasting like refrigerator (if that makes any sense. Ha!). That's always been my experience.