You can make this Sugar Free Overnight Banana Chia Oatmeal for a healthy and delicious on the go breakfast or snack.
I love that you can make this the night before and just take it on the go.
Sugar Free Overnight Banana Chia Oatmeal
Oatmeal with Greek Yogurt, and a few other healthy goodies, is my favorite breakfast on the go meal.
The convenience of preparing this treat ahead of time makes it a good idea. The ingredients that are added to this make it a great idea!
Like with some people, I am that person who saves a nifty spaghetti sauce jar for reuse at a later date.
I am especially fond of the mason-style jars that come with a delicious sauce from Aldi. I save these jars and reuse them all of the time for food storage, homemade gifts and for my food on the go ideas.
Overnight oats are such an easy and smart idea for breakfast on the go!
Overnight oats require no cooking, baking or big preparation
You simply place the ingredients into the jar and then place the jar in the refrigerator.
Preparing a few overnight oatmeal jars in advance is a great idea for someone who has to head out the door early for work or school. Grabbing my overnight oats on my way out of the house helps me have a filling meal when I get to my work.
In this recipe I am using bananas as my fruit.
Using fruit that is in season is a great idea for this recipe. If you cannot find good fruit that is in season, using a banana works just fine.
Adding oats and chia add to the texture of this overnight breakfast.
The texture makes the overnight oats more interesting to eat and thus, more satisfying. Adding oats also makes this meal more filling which is nice when on the go with a busy day. Adding chia gives this the ‘superfood’ charge that people find to be important. Flax seeds and granola are alternative foods that can be added.
People like to use Greek Yogurt in overnight oats.
Greek Yogurt is a popular choice for dairy due to personal preferences. Substitute almond or skim milk for part of the yogurt will make for a thinner consistency, which is what some people prefer.
Keeping the sugar as low as possible or as natural as possible is another goal.
The sugar that is added to this comes from the ingredients that are added to it. Fruit, such as bananas, have natural sugar which is allowed within moderation in many diets. Honey can be added for taste as long as the sugar is taken into consideration. Also, be aware of any sugar that is added to the yogurt and milk that is added.
The Recipe for Sugar Free Overnight Banana Chia Oatmeal
A healthy and easy on the go meal or snack idea.
Oats- rolled are preferred 1/2 cup
Greek Yogurt (as sugar free as possible)- 1 cup
OR Greek Yogurt 1/2 cup+Almond Milk (low in sugar) 1/2 cup *
Banana- 1/2 mashed + slices
Chia or other seeds- 2 teaspoons (can mix chia+flax as I like to do)
Optional- honey 1 tsp for taste.
Add the oats and yogurt to a mason-like or similar jar with a lid that easily closes,
Stir together and then add your remaining ingredients EXCEPT for the banana slices.
When well blended, top with the banana slices.
Cover and the refrigerate overnight.
Don’t forget to take a spoon with you!
* Combining Greek Yogurt with Almond milk will make a thinner base for this recipe. Using just Greek Yogurt will result in a thicker recipe. Choose products that are unsweetened or as low as possible in sugar.
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