OVERNIGHT OATS » 5 ways, healthy & easy


We all have busy and hectic mornings sometimes but it doesn’t necessarily mean we need to be skipping on breakfast. light music… So today we’re gonna be whipping up 5 different overnight oat recipes in different flavors, in different combinations to keep it all very interesting. It takes just a few minutes to whip together the night before and then it’s ready, grab-and-go breakfast come morning. We did make all of these recipes with wholesome ingredients, but with things like nut butters, and fruits and creamy plant-based yogurts, I feel like it kinda tastes like having dessert in a jar, for breakfast. Let’s get started. First up: the peanut butter and jelly version. This is an ode to my favorite breakfast when I was a kid, but this time made with super wholefood ingredients. To a jar, we’re gonna add half a cup of old fashioned rolled oats and a tablespoon of chia seeds two tablespoons of peanut butter, we used the version made from 100% roasted peanuts with no other added ingredients. A quarter teaspoon of ground cinnamon and half a cup of plant-based milk of your choice. Then give it a mix until it’s all thoroughly combined At the very end, we’re gonna add in about half a cup of frozen berries, and stir it until it’s just combined. If you over-mix, it does end up mushing the berries a fair bit. Ideally, you wanna put this jar in the fridge for at least two hours if not overnight, just so it can thicken up really nicely but through the beauty that is YouTube, we’ve already gone ahead and done that. So this here is ready to eat, out of the jar, grab it and go but if you do have an extra 1 to 2 minutes in the morning, we’re gonna give you some topping ideas- just to jazz it up a little bit more. For the optional toppings: here I’ve added a couple heaping tablespoons of plant-based yogurt here we used soy yogurt and some fruits of your choice. Here we topped it with some fresh berries, or you could use some stewed frozen berries if you prefer. And finally, some chopped toasted peanuts for a bit of crunch. This recipe is loaded up on the fiber, both soluble and insoluble types, so it helps to keep us: fuller for longer and it helps to make sure we maintain regular bowel movements. If you’ve ever been a fan of the peanut butter and jelly combination, then this is a classic one to start with. Chocolate is kind of my kryptonite, so if a recipe can be made wholesome with chocolate in it you can sign me up and this recipe kind of reminds me of Ferrero Rochers with its hazelnut/chocolateness. So to a jar, we’re gonna add half a cup of old-fashioned rolled oats, a tablespoon of ground flax seeds, which is a source of omega-3 fats, a tablespoon of cocoa or cacao powder, a little sprinkle of salt if you’d like, it just helps to bring out that chocolatey taste a bit more, and then give it a stir at this point, cause we don’t want the cocoa powder to clump when we add in the liquids a bit later. Then we’re gonna add a tablespoon of hazelnut butter, which is what makes it taste a bit like nutella to me, you can sub it for another nut or seed butter if you’d like. Then we’re gonna add in about half a cup of plant-based milk. If you’re feeling like making it a little extra decadent, you can even add in a little spoonful of some dairy-free dark chocolate chunks. Give it a stir, screw on the lid, pop it in the fridge overnight. Come morning, it’s ready to eat as is. If you’ve got some time, maybe top it with some yogurt, here we’re using some coconut yogurt, some fresh or stewed frozen fruit, like strawberries works really well with chocolate and if you’re a nut butter fanatic like I am, you can drizzle some on top, too maybe some hemp seeds, call it a day. When Robin tried this one, he said it was like eating dessert for breakfast, and that is a win in my books. I think if you’re a chocolate lover, it’s safe to say you’re gonna love this one. For this next recipe we’re changing things up in a couple of ways. For one, we’re using couscous in place of the oats. Couscous, actually being a type of pasta made from durum wheat and by popular request, this is a savory version for those who prefer it over the sweet variety. So to begin we’re gonna measure out a quarter of a cup of couscous and add it to a jar along with two tablespoons of tahini which is a sesame seed paste, we have a recipe on how to make tahini yourself at home if you’d like so, I’m gonna leave that link for you in the description box. And for its beautiful color and anti-inflammatory properties, we’re adding a quarter of a teaspoon of turmeric powder. Three quarters of a cup of plant-based milk. And about half of a teaspoon of fresh orange zest. Then give it a mix, pop on the lid and pop it in the fridge. The next morning, give it a stir, and although the base itself is savory, you can give it a touch of sweet by topping it with some pomegranate seeds, which is one of my absolute favorite fruits. You can also top it with some crushed pistachios, some roasted coconut flakes, just for presentation purposes we also garnished it with a bit more orange zest and some mint leaves. This breakfast idea kind of reminds me of these middle eastern desserts I grew up enjoying as a kid with the tahini, and the pomegrante seeds, and the pistachios. It’s just something different to try, if you’re looking to change up what you’re having in the morning and if you don’t like your breakfasts too sweet. Believe it or not, I never really liked overnight oats. But this here recipe is the one that converted me into loving the whole concept. To a jar, we’re gonna add half a cup of rolled oats, a tablespoon of ground flax seeds, which is loaded on healthy fats and fiber, two tablespoons of almond butter, we do have a recipe for how to make your own almond butter at home if you’d like link is in the description, plus a tablespoon of chopped dairy-free dark chocolate. Add to this half a cup of plant-based milk of your choosing, and give it a stir. Sound of stirring… Once it’s thickened up overnight We’re then gonna top it with some banana coins, maybe whatever other fruits you enjoy, I love it with some raspberries, and for some crunch I added some chopped roasted almonds, and a bit of chocolate shavings, honestly just for presentation (Laughing sound…). It’s thick, it’s creamy, it’s so decadent, I love the taste and mouthfeel of this one. Highly recommend starting with this recipe if you’re a newbie to the world of overnight oats. For the last recipe, we’re combining the comfort of oats with the flavors and feel of the tropics. By now you know the drill, add half a cup of old-fashioned rolled oats to a jar. We’re gonna add a tablespoon of chia seeds, for the extra fiber. We’re gonna add about half of a fresh mango that’s been cut up, alternatively you can use three quarters of a cup of frozen mango here. I’m adding in a tablespoon of almond butter, half a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract, and half a cup of plant-based milk, coconut milk from a carton works especially well for this recipe if you’ve got it. Then stir it, let it thicken up overnight, and in the morning you’re ready to take this with you on the road. If you’ve got time, you can top it with things like coconut yogurt, some fresh fruit, some toasted coconut flakes, and that’s it. If you’re in the northern hemisphere like we are, It is starting to get cold outside, but if you have the taste of the tropics in your breakfast, I feel like that’s a breakfast worth waking up for. I hope that this video gave you some new wholesome breakfast ideas that you can add to your arsenal. Especially if you’re somebody who feels like: “I just don’t have time to make breakfast in the morning!” or “I don’t have the patience for it!” Well now you know, it can take just a couple minutes the night before, and then it’s grab-and-go in the morning. As always, the full breakdown to all of the recipes can be found on the blog, along with some tantalizing pictures. Those links are in the description box below. Hope you enjoyed today’s video, if you did it always means a lot when you give it a thumbs up! Thanks a lot for watching! Pick up limes signing off, and we’ll see you in the next video. Sound of light music continues… Sound of light music continues… Sound of light music continues… Sound of light music continues… Sound of light music continues… Sound of light music continues… Sound of light music continues… Sound of light music continues… Sound of light music continues… Sound of light music diminishes…

100 thoughts on “OVERNIGHT OATS » 5 ways, healthy & easy

  • Psssst: if you want, you can also heat up the oats on the stove or in the microwave for just a couple minutes if you’d prefer it warm.

  • Honestly all these look great but i would really recommend adding a teaspoon of maple syrup or honey if not vegan to the sweet ones… It really makes it taste like dessert with extremely little sugar!

  • The only problem with Pick Up Limes is that there're nuts in almost everything she makes. Plant based diets are so difficult if there's a nut allergy in the family. 🙁

  • Wonderful recipes, I'm totally in need of them for work. Also, I'm new to quinoa salads and recepies and I was wondering if you have any special recipes on that. Thanks so much for your content.

  • I made two of the recipes in the past two days. Both I and my partner liked them better than our regular morning muesli! They’re more filling and better for digestion, and just taste great – what’s not to like!

  • I made an overnight oats recipe once at home and I absolutely hated it.

    I am now in a phase of my life where I skip breakfast (intermittent fasting) but I can see myself making this for a snack between lunch and dinner for university

  • Very interesting! 😮 How long could these last in the fridge? Could I prepare a couple on Sunday and eat them throughout the week?

  • Annnnnnd am converted! Really solid recipes and it's great to not have to cook tomorrow morning at oh god early o clock!

  • Just a tip; it's better if you grind the chia seeds with like a seed grinder, because you get more out of them rather than just pooping them.
    Loved the recipes💚

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  • Do you have advice for pre-diabetic diets and diets for hormones-pre menopausal /pmt etc thanks S ✨💚and of course plant based for these issues

  • Sadia, thank you for all of the positive content you present, I have a question though about your pans, do they have Teflon coating or not and what kind do you use?

  • where did you get your bag? I have been looking for a good backpack that isn't overly bulky but will still hold a laptop and a snack or two. =)

  • these all look so delicious! Does anyone know if it's ok/healthy to prepare these all for the week and put it in the fridge? (kinda like meal prepping)

  • You must be so rich to afford those berries.. Coco powders… Hazelnut butter.. Blah blah blah.. Please do suggest some simple healthy affordable diet dish😁

  • Some very good recipies for my (grown up) kids. They are not very fond of heaving breakfast, but these recipies have convinced them to enjoy breakfast in the morning ! If you are facing the same problem, it is worth a try 🙂

  • Hey love your Videos, helped me a lot in my first year of uni! It's still very overwhelming though to shop, plan and cook all your meals… I would love to see a video for student meal preps for a week or a few days!!! <3

  • Wow almost two million subscribers! That's amazing! You deserve it! And I hope you're still enjoying making the video's as much as in the beginning or even more.

  • Is Downshiftalogy is related to your channel? Both having same kind of videos, even same language used. Both started in 2016 too. I was following your channel but all of sudden one day youtube started showing me suggesstions for Downshiftology too and I am wondering why.

  • Ok, I went to the kitchen to improvise…oats, chia seeds, peanut butter, goji berries, prunes, rice milk. If a monster gets born in the morning, it’s your fault :DDD

  • I read somewhere that chia seeds should always be soaked first because one of the benefits is that it holds 9 times it's weight in water which we all need otherwise it absorbs water in the body . Is that true?

  • Thank you for these great ideas. I tried the Almond and Chocolate oats today – delicious but very filling and I also needed to add a fair bit of liquid in the morning. I might use less ingredients next time 😉

  • Will definitely be making the nutella one soon! I absolutely love overnight oats and you gave me new inspiration to change things up ✨

  • You're the best Sadia! I love coming back to your videos to unwind and get inspiration. Since I've been living in the Netherlands, I'd love to meet you one day 🙂 let us know if you do any public event or meet-up!

  • Mam, It's been 10 months I have started body building. While it necessary contains phases like bulking and cutting with which we have a crazy amount of difference in our calorie intake. My only fear is whether it's healthy or not to eat like a feast for a 6-8 months( though everything I use is wholesome and not processed/packed) and 3-4 months of eating calorie deficit. Does it affect my health in a good/bad way in a long term? Sorry if this is a lil' offchart but I really don't know whom to ask to while you seem to have a great knowledge about food and nutrition. Thank you love your content.

  • Calories in each? I have type 2 diabetes, so can't have much calories like normal people. Have to prepare in small amounts i guess…😑

  • Those looks delicious! Do you know how long they would keep for? For example if on a sunday night I want to make my breakfast for the week would it be ok to make 5-6 jars in one night or would they start to go bad quickly?

  • Can you speak to the concern of using soy products? I keep hearing people say it can disrupt hormonal levels at different quantities, but love the idea of variant soy products.

  • Nice video, almost makes me want to try oatmeal again, although I dislike the texture ^^ would you make a video for breakfasts when we have a little bit more time in the morning ? Like what to eat on a weekday but not to much preparation? Thanks for your videos, I really love the apaising feeling that you bring 🙂

  • These recipes are so good but a little more experience than a regular breakfast but yeah because every ingredient is a plant – based

  • Hi Sadia, I am so new to your channel, but instantly hooked. I must have watched a few videos back to back. Can I please ask which plant-based milk do you use most times?

  • Could you do some diabetic friendly breakfast ideas? Vegan breakfasts are really carb rich, vegan meals period. Are there any vegan diabetics friendly meals….not just salad? If anyone can do it and make it delicious, I bet you can.❤ Thanks in advance.

  • For preparation and decoration purposes its really good
    But its very difficult to eat ots
    Especially non vegetarian people,,,,,,,,
    How many people accept it

  • This is the best thing that could ever happen to a student who barely has time to sleep, let alone make b.fast in the mornings. Thank you PUL!🤗❤️✨✨✨✨

  • I have been doing basic overnight oats for some years now, and it is a breakfast that once I was used to the texture, I LOVED and enjoyed the action of eating in the mornings. Last week, I came across this product called Oats Overnight which has packets of flavored oats that you prepare in a blender bottle and you can DRINK it the next morning! This idea sounded vile to me, but after thinking about it on my way to sleep, I got up and made my own version in my blender bottle. The next morning, I tentatively took a sip, and it was actually delicious! The point to all of that is that I am so happy to see this video on flavors for overnight oats, because now I have options for spicing up my week; The tropical version and the almond chocolate seem like they are going to be amazing in the blender bottle!

  • Having a hard time finding hazelnut butter or plain hazelnuts so I can make the butter on my own. Can I just add in Nutella or another hazelnut butter spread with cocoa?

  • Enjoyed the presentation and each breakfast has special day for a hungry belly. Blessing JFK USMC Marine Corps Family Blessed

  • I have a question sadia
    Im your new subscriber
    Is the oats raw or cooked one
    And could u suggest the best plant based milk plz

  • Oats need to be cooked! Soaking them overnight is great, but they still need to be cooked. Nowhere in traditional historical cooking have they been consumed this way. Following this trend and eating them raw is incredibly harsh on the systems of the body. Don't be fooled, I know this woman's intentions are good but do your own research and eat what feels good, not what seems good. Overnight oats WILL make you feel like crap bc grains were never meant to be ingested raw.

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