Tropical Overnight Oats

Updated on August 2, 2018
LeahsKosherFix profile image

Leah is a mental health counselor who enjoys cooking healthy in her spare time. She focuses on whole foods cooked quick and simply.

The finished product.
The finished product.

Overnight Oats

Overnight oats have been a thing for quite a while, but I've just recently jumped onto the bandwagon. I have never enjoyed oatmeal very much until now. I'm big on textures, and the gooey, thick consistency of cooked oatmeal just never appealed to me. Plus, they're kind of tasteless. Sorry if you're a true lover of oatmeal, it's just my personal thoughts on it.


I've been eating yogurt with fruit for breakfast every single day for months now. And I finally decided it's time to switch things up a bit. Last night, I made a recipe with coconut cream (the thick stuff that rises to the top of a can of coconut milk) and didn't want to waste the coconut milk. I checked the pantry and saw a huge container of oats (my dad loves them).


This got my wheels turning. I decided to use some ingredients with antioxidant and superfood qualities and let them refrigerate overnight. Since they aren't cooked, the texture is very different than traditional oatmeal.


This morning, I discovered that I like my overnight oats warmed up, so a minute in the microwave and I had an awesome breakfast with next to no prep time. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!

Cook Time

Prep time: 2 min
Cook time: 8 hours
Ready in: 8 hours 2 min
Yields: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 can (8 oz) coconut milk, canned, cream removed
  • 2.5 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2.5 tablespoons coconut flakes, unsweetened
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • agave or honey, to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a sealable container - think mason jar or tupperware. If you want your oats sweeter, add honey or agave at this point.
  2. Let sit overnight in the refrigerator. Enjoy cold or warm in the microwave for about a minute.

Health Benefits

The ingredients in this quick and easy breakfast have been shown to have numerous health benefits. These include:

  • Oats: These are a super healthy whole grain. While carbs may be viewed as the devil, they aren't all made equal. Oats are a complex carb, meaning they digest slowly and help us stay full while maintaining a steadier blood sugar level than a simple carb, which causes blood sugar to spike and then crash. Oats are a nutrient dense food, full of antioxidants, fiber, nutrients, and even protein (surprise!) These incredible grains can also help lower cholesterol and improve gut health by increasing the good bacteria in our intestines.
  • Chia seeds: These tiny South American seeds have been around for ages, but have crossed into mainstream society as a superfood. They're packed with fiber, protein, antioxidants, healthy fat, calcium, and other nutrients. While the nutrition profile shows a lot of carbohydrates, almost all of this is from fiber, making them a low-carb food. If you've ever put chia seeds into water, you'll notice that they become jelly-like. This is due to the large amount of fiber in them, and they help keep us full. This is especially important for a breakfast food. Paired with a healthy diet, chia seeds may even lower risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
  • Blueberries: these tiny yet mighty fruits have been shown to have positive effects on memory and our ability to learn, as well as improving motor skills and reducing risk of depression. They are cholesterol free and full of fiber, helping us to feel full for longer while reducing risk of heart disease. They're a great food for people trying to lose weight, as they don't have a lot of calories either. The antioxidants packed into blueberries may also help protect us from cancer and slow the aging process, which is always a good thing in my book.

21 Day Fix Container Counts

This is a great breakfast for 21 Day Fix. I tend to feel better when I eat my carbohydrates earlier in the day, plus it literally takes about a minute to get them ready. I put them in the fridge and this way I can grab and go!

Container counts are as follows for half of this recipe:

  • 1 yellow container
  • 1/4 blue container
  • 1 orange container
  • 1/2 purple container
  • teaspoons for honey/agave to taste

Dietary Restrictions

I am well acquainted with dietary restrictions, both mine and others. Here's some changes you can make to accommodate:

  • Gluten-free. Make sure the oats you use are certified gluten-free.
  • Dairy-free. This recipe uses coconut milk, so there's no dairy in it. No changes need to be made.
  • Vegan. I love the taste of honey, so I chose to use it in this recipe. If you're vegan or just don't eat honey, use agave or maple syrup (or any other sweetener you prefer). If you don't want them sweetened, leave it out.

What Do You Think?

Cast your vote for Tropical Overnight Oats

Questions & Answers

    © 2018 Leah

    Comments

      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment

      No comments yet.

      working

      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, delishably.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://delishably.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

      Show Details
      Necessary
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Features
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Marketing
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Statistics
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)