Red White and Blue Overnight Oats

Red White and Blue Overnight Oats

I was so excited to share this recipe with you guys until I realized that it’s already almost the Fourth of July. How?!? It feels like summer just started, and here we are almost halfway through the season. Craziness.

 

The Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite times of year. It’s close to my birthday & I have so many special childhood memories of spending the holiday either up at my grandparents’ cabin in Grand Rapids or with my cousins in the Twin Cities. Barbecues, bonfires, fireworks and sunshine – there’s truly nothing better than that!  This year, Joe and I will be at home for the Fourth but we at least get to go up to the cabin the weekend before.

 

Okay, okay – let’s talk about the reason why you came to this post: overnight oats! It has been a while since I put together a recipe for the blog – life has been happening and I’ve really just been enjoying not having to write down everything that I am putting in my food & taking photos of it. I was doing that ALL the time for a while and it was getting old and uninspiring. My goal with this blog now is only to share recipes that I feel inspired by and that I know you will all love. Hence why I am sharing this recipe!

 

Red white and blue overnight oats

 

 

With all of the summer parties this time of year, it can be tricky to come across healthy foods. But if you start your day with red, white & blue overnight oats, you’ll get a dose of disease-fighting antioxidants, fiber, immune-boosting vitamin C, and several other vitamins and minerals. They’ll keep you full and energized for your days full of summer activities. And of course leave you feeling festive for the Fourth of July!

 

Overnight oats are just so refreshing this time of year. I don’t know about you, but I don’t enjoy eating hot oatmeal during the summer months. By making overnight oats, you can enjoy them cold and don’t have to miss out on their comfort & deliciousness.

 

Red White and Blue Overnight Oats
Serves: 2-3 Servings
 

Ingredients
  • Red layer - ⅓ cup oats, ⅓ cup almond milk, ⅔ cup raspberries, 1 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • White Layer - ⅓ cup oats, ⅓ cup almond milk, 3 tbsp coconut flakes, 1 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • Blue Layer - ⅓ cup oats, ⅓ cup almond milk, ⅔ cup blueberries, 2 tbsp Greek yogurt

Instructions
  1. Mix the ingredients for each layer separately.
  2. Store and cover each layer in separate bowls. Place in the fridge overnight for 8-12 hours.
  3. After the oats have soaked overnight, add the red layer first, then the white, then the blue (or in whatever order you would like) to a medium mason jar.
  4. Top with berries, granola & any other toppings of your choice!
  5. Enjoy!

 


St Paul Minnesota Registered Dietitian

 

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