Do you struggle to put together a quick and healthy breakfast? This strawberry banana overnight oats recipe is perfect for those mornings when you are on the go and don’t have time to cook a full blown breakfast. And this recipe is only 4 SmartPoints per serving.
I have a confession. I can get breakfast at work (I get scrambled eggs and 2 chicken sausage patties), so trying to find a quick and easy breakfast recipe is not really always on my radar. But I have to admit that eating my scrambled eggs and chicken sausage patties everyday for lunch gets tiring. And I actually love being able to bring in my breakfast (like I do my coffee). I feel so much more productive in the mornings without having to take an extra break to grab breakfast.
So, I decided to take charge and start making overnight oats. This is my first attempt at them and I have to admit that these are delicious, and it’s so easy to make. Barely any chopping. You only really need to measure, scoop, and place in a container that can be refrigerated. I call that a win in my book. But seriously, these are so easy to make. I plan on making a few different versions for the blog, so look for newer versions soon.
The key ingredient to these overnight oats is honey. I know that honey is a lot of SmartPoints, but as a sweetener (and the only sweetener except for the fruit), it sure beats sugar. I like to use more natural sweeteners in my foods instead of something that has been processed to death. Call me crazy, but I do think that honey beats sugar any day.
Now, I also believe that having ripe strawberries is key to this recipe as well. You really can’t do much if the strawberries aren’t ripe and delicious – and organic, like I mentioned in this list. There is something to be said about a ripe strawberry…the way the juice runs down your mouth and chin and that super sweetness that comes from that small strawberry. I’m craving some right now!
Anyways, I got off topic there…strawberries are my jam right now and it’s a good thing that it’s summer because they are abundant here.
If you have ever been strawberry picking, I am so jealous of you. I haven’t done that yet, but I can tell you that this recipe is so easy and a great way to use up those strawberries that you either bought or picked. I also love the addition of peanut butter in this recipe. Yes, peanut butter…it’s a perfect compliment to the oats and Almond milk.
Do I have your attention yet?
To make this strawberry banana overnight oats recipe:
In a medium bowl, mix together all the ingredients. Once mixed, cover the container and place in the refrigerator.
Refrigerate overnight. Stir again before serving.
It’s really that easy!
Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats
- 6 oz container of plain Greek yogurt
- 2/3 cup regular oats
- 2/3 cup Almond milk or another low-fat milk
- 1 medium banana sliced
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 Tablespoon low-fat peanut butter
- a handful of strawberries sliced
- In a medium bowl, mix together all the ingredients. Once mixed, cover the container and place in the refrigerator.
- Refrigerate overnight. Stir again before serving.