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As a Culinary Nutrition Expert/Figure Competitor, I’m always looking for simple healthy breakfast ideas that will save me time in the morning. I recently became hooked on Overnight Oats. Not only do they have an excellent nutritional profile, but they also taste amazing!

When I’m training for a fitness competition, I usually stick to plain oats with warm water and cinnamon. But in my off-season, I like to kick it up a notch.

So, whether you are trying to improve your health, lose weight, enhance your performance in the gym or boost your energy, this make-ahead, nutrient-dense meal is delicious any time of day. Overnight Oats make the perfect on-the-go snack as they can be eaten hot or cold. The best part of all: Overnight Oats can be customized, making them a great snack for kids too!

My easy-to-make Overnight Oat recipe is delicious and provides the perfect amount of protein, carbohydrates, fibre and healthy fats to make it a proper meal.

Strawberry Cream Overnight Oat Recipe

(Makes 2 servings)

1 cup of Oats (high in fibre, protein and low-glycemic carbs)
1/4 cup of Non-Fat Plain Greek Yogurt (high in protein and probiotics)
2 tbsp of chia seeds (high in protein and Omega 3 healthy fats)
1/2 cup of chopped strawberries (high in anti-oxidants)
1 -1.5 cups of almond milk or water
1-2 tbsp of no sugar added jam
1 mason jar or clear glass container


  • Pour 1 cup of oats into a glass jar or container
  • Add 1-2 tbsp of Chia Seeds
  • Cover the oats with 1-2 cups of Almond Milk or water
  • Stir the milk/water and the oats to combine
  • Cover the jar or container and put it in the fridge overnight
  • In the morning, remove the jar from the fridge
  • Top with 1/4 cup of plain yogurt, a layer of jam and fresh chopped strawberries.

Sprinkle with 1 tsp of chia seeds. Enjoy or put back in fridge until later.

Nutrition (per 1/2 cup serving)

264 calories
20.5 g protein
43.5 g carbohydrates
12.5 g fibre
9 g fat


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