Bright, lemony flavor with sweet, juicy blueberries make this easy Lemon and Blueberry Overnight oats a summer favorite. Just an overnight in the fridge and you’ve got a cool, refreshing, and healthy no-cook breakfast (or snack) ready and waiting. Trim Healthy Mamas, this is a delicious THM E recipe with healthy carbs and low in fat.
Even though I don’t eat a lot of oats (grains aren’t as friendly to my blood sugar as sweet potatoes or other non-grain sources of carbs) my kids love them.
So, overnight oats are a terrific way to have a healthy breakfast or snack ready and waiting for them in the fridge.
That’s especially true on hot summer days! Mister, our 12 year old, has been helping his dad fix and stain our fence. It’s been super hot and humid lately and a cold breakfast just sounds good.
Just a few minutes in the evening and breakfast is ready and waiting when he gets up. Since he’s a (rapidly) growing young man who’s working hard I add a little extra fat for a THM Crossover.
But, as written these summery lemon and blueberry overnight oats are a low fat THM E.
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How To Make Lemon and Blueberry Overnight Oats.
There are 2 ways that I make overnight oats. One is with non-fat Greek yogurt. For one, the acid in the yogurt helps neutralize phytic acid in the oats. This makes them more digestible and the nutrients more available to your body.
The second way I make them is for Sister, who doesn’t care for the tanginess of that much Greek yogurt in her overnight oats. I use almond milk, add a scoop of THM Pristine Whey Protein Powder, and just a tablespoon or so of either Greek yogurt or the whey that collects at the top.
So, whichever way I’m making them I mix the liquids, powders, and extracts together first then stir in the oats and blueberries.
Mason jars are the quintessential overnight oats vessel but honestly, any container with a lid works just fine.
I absolutely adore blue glass, so these beautiful blue mason jars are perfect! They even come with chalkboard labels, how cool is that?
Finally, pop a lid on whatever container you use, stick them in the fridge, and you’re done!
Or, maybe you’d like a Baked Blueberry Oatmeal?
How To Fit My Summery Lemon And Blueberry Overnight Oats Into Your THM Meal Plan This Week.
Always consult the Trim Healthy Mama Plan Book for complete information on how to put together your meals.
As written, this is a low fat, healthy carbs THM E recipe. It has 18 grams of protein with the Greek yogurt, more if you use protein powder.
THM YOUR WAY: Some find that they need extra protein with THM E meals. If that’s you, feel free to use more yogurt or add whey protein or collagen.
You can also just add some collagen to your morning coffee or tea.
Nutrition Information Notes:
The nutrition information in the recipe card below shows a total of 5 grams of fat. Only 1.25 grams is added fat, the rest is the fat naturally present in oats.
We only count the added fat grams in our THM E meals, provided the protein source is ultra lean.
This means you have 3.75 grams of added fat available for your meal. You could add a teaspoon of MCT oil if you like, for example.
Do you like overnight oats? What’s your favorite flavor? I sure hope you enjoy my bright, summery Lemon and Blueberry Overnight Oats!
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 to 3 "doonks" THM Pure Stevia Extract, or sweetener of choice to taste.
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest, finely minced
- In a pint size mason jar or bowl whisk together the almond milk, yogurt, lemon juice, vanilla, and sweetener.
- Stir in oats, blueberries, and lemon zest, making sure all the oats are completely covered/coated with almond milk mixture.
- Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 serving Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 287Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 49mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 6gSugar: 12gProtein: 18g
Nutrition information is approximate and based on the best knowledge available at the time of recipe publication. Your results may vary due to differences in ingredients. You can make your own calculations if this recipe does not include nutrition info by using an online calculator such as https://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calculator.asp