Strawberry Overnight Oats

It’s been a long time since my last post, mostly because life happens and I have been trying to find the motivation to get back to cooking and writing about it.

One thing I have needed is a quick, healthy breakfast that both my husband and I like. This is where overnight oats step in. I know many have been making and sharing this recipe but I decided to share the recipe I made and love the most. One of the questions I get most is what type of oats to use, I recommend any quick oats that you prefer. I find that quick oats tend to get good flavor and also texture when they sit over night.

1/4 cup milk

1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt plain

1/3 cup of low fat milk

1/4 cup chia seeds

1-2 tablespoons of honey

1/4 cup sliced almonds

1 cup of chopped fresh strawberries (or as desired)

I like to layer my ingredients and then in the morning shake it all together. I prepare these a night before or over the weekend. I also include a bit of milk and drizzle it on top to help soak the oats. The recipe is for one jar which I end up eating half in the morning and the other as an afternoon snack if needed. Jake can eat the whole thing for breakfast but also mentioned that it keeps him full right up to lunch!

Make sure to seal up your jars and pop them in the refrigerator overnight, wake up give them a shake and enjoy! This truly is an extremely easy on-the-go recipe and good for you!



Strawberry Limeade- Jazzin it Up with J9 (Guest post)

Jazzin it Up with J9 – Post 8

My summer is officially over! School is back in session so that means this is my last guest post for the foreseeable future. So sad!!!
I thought there was no better way to end the summer (and guest posting) then with a COCKTAIL! I found this drink on the Make Life Lovely Blog
Don’t forget you can still follow me on Pinterest

Strawberry Limeade:
16 oz. fresh strawberries (1 lb. container)
1 cup sugar
1 cup fresh lime juice
6 cups water (I cup for syrup, 5 cups for final mixture)
Wash strawberries and cut off green tops. Puree in a blender until it reaches desired consistency. I pressed “Puree” on my blender and then did “Liquefy” for the last little bit. I don’t like pulp but if you do by all means keep it on “Puree” for a short time and you are good to go!
Then make simple syrup by mixing one cup of sugar and once cup of water. Stir and boil until the sugar dissolves. Let cool.
Combine the strawberry puree, syrup, lime juice, and 5 cups of water into a pitcher. Add your desired booze of choice (I did vodka but you could do gin or rum) Stir, and serve over ice.
(This mixture without alcohol has lasted me about one week in glass container in fridge and still taste great!)