Strawberry Chia Overnight Oats

Strawberry chia overnight oats are a delicious, creamy tasting and healthy breakfast option. This sweet tasting, nutritious breakfast will ensure you have a great start to the day and a filling one too!

Strawberry chia overnight oats is a delicious creamy tasting healthy breakfast. This sweet tasting nutritious breakfast will ensure you have a great start to the day. And a filling one too!

Game, set and match to……?

Well I guess we’re just going to have to wait and see who the winners of the ladies and gents Wimbledon Singles finals are this weekend aren’t we?

So I thought wouldn’t it be brilliant if we could enjoy the traditional Wimbledon strawberries and cream right at the start of the day so we wouldn’t have to wait until the match starts?

Also maybe we could enjoy strawberries and cream as a healthier breakfast option without the cream?

So I put together this amazing strawberry chia overnight oats recipe and I guarantee you are not going to be disappointed!

In a fact you may well want to have this INSTEAD of strawberries and cream because it’s just so yummy!

Strawberry chia overnight oats is a delicious creamy tasting healthy breakfast. This sweet tasting nutritious breakfast will ensure you have a great start to the day. And a filling one too!

It’s not just in tribute to Wimbledon that I created this recipe but also the fact that the Scottish soft fruit season is in full flow.

Strawberries are as fresh as I can get them without actually going to the farmers field to pick them myself. Which I would do if I had the time.

In fact when I lived in Dundee I used to pick strawberries and raspberries during the soft fruit season for local farms and get paid for it. I’d say about half of what I picked went into my basket destined for the shops and the other half went in my mouth!

Anyway it would be a shame to go past this time of year and not have a brand new recipe using theses amazing fresh sweet delights!

Strawberry chia overnight oats is a delicious creamy tasting healthy breakfast. This sweet tasting nutritious breakfast will ensure you have a great start to the day. And a filling one too!

In this strawberry chia overnight oats recipe in order to get the creaminess I substituted cream with just 4 tablespoons of 50% reduced fat crème fraiche.

That substitution as well as the addition of chia seeds helps to reduce the overall calorie content but still gives the desired “creamy” affect of actual cream.

Crème fraiche makes for a fantastic lower calorie alternative to fresh cream, provided it’s a lower calorie version that you’re using.

Strawberry chia overnight oats is a delicious creamy tasting healthy breakfast. This sweet tasting nutritious breakfast will ensure you have a great start to the day. And a filling one too!

Indeed, if you’re looking for other healthy recipes to cut down on your fat and calorie intake but still want to enjoy that creamy texture and taste, I’ve got you covered :-

Healthy strawberries and cream smoothie is a naturally sweet smoothie. Made with only 4 ingredients and no actual cream. which could be another Wimbledon option to keep you cool during the matches?

Cream of celery soup is a healthy vegan, low cost and low calorie creamless soup.

For my moules marinieres recipe I’ve made an alternative to the traditional cream based recipe again with no cream.

Recipes like these just go to prove that you don’t need a ton of cream to enjoy a creamy tasting recipe.

Now don’t get me wrong, I do love cream, I’m not knocking it in any way, it’s just I much prefer to leave my indulgence of cream to my cheesecakes and pudding recipes! All part of the 80/20 rule for eating.

Anyway Wimbledon. I say bring it on! 🙂

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Strawberry chia overnight oats is a delicious creamy tasting healthy breakfast. This sweet tasting nutritious breakfast will ensure you have a great start to the day. And a filling one too!
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Strawberry Chia Overnight Oats
Prep Time
5 mins
 
Strawberry chia overnight oats is a delicious creamy tasting healthy breakfast. This sweet tasting nutritious breakfast will ensure you have a great start to the day. And a filling one too!
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 381 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 80 g porridge oats
  • 250 ml skimmed milk
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 4 tbsp reduced fat Crème fraiche
  • 8 chopped strawberries
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl place the oats, milk, chia seeds, vanilla, honey and crème fraiche. Mix everything together until well combined.
  2. Place the bowl, covered, into the fridge overnight.
  3. Before serving mix in 4 of the chopped strawberries.
  4. Top with the remaining strawberries before eating.

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Chia Overnight Oats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 381 Calories from Fat 112
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.4g 19%
Saturated Fat 4.3g 22%
Cholesterol 17.2mg 6%
Sodium 85.3mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 52.3g 17%
Dietary Fiber 9.5g 38%
Sugars 19.2g
Protein 14.2g 28%
Vitamin A 25%
Vitamin C 56%
Calcium 40%
Iron 18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Strawberry chia overnight oats are a delicious, creamy tasting and healthy breakfast option. This sweet tasting, nutritious breakfast will ensure you have a great start to the day and a filling one too!

Well folks, my work takes me up to Inverness and Aberdeen next week, and indeed all over Scotland for the next month with the project I’m currently working on. I’ll attempt to post a few photographs on Instagram, if the weather is favourable!

Recipe wise I’ve been working to ensure I can still bring you the usual Tuesday and Thursday recipes.

Next Tuesday is the final Hawaiian inspired recipe from our trip and I really think I’ve saved you the best till last. Check out that Hawaiian Banana Bread Pudding here.

Then on Thursday more of our fresh berries in action in a delectable new dark chocolate and raspberry healthy muffin recipe.

Until next week then, have a great weekend and I hope you can join me for both recipes!

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Strawberry chia overnight oats are a delicious, creamy tasting and healthy breakfast option. This sweet tasting, nutritious breakfast will ensure you have a great start to the day and a filling one too!

Comments

  1. Neil – it’s been a long while since I watched a Wimbledon match – but, wow, I remember those bowls of strawberries and cream at the end – as a teen my dad would make sure we had strawberries and cream whenever we partook in watching a Wimbledon tennis match on the telly! What a fantastic idea to make this delicious overnight oats recipe based on it!
    Btw, safe travels to Inverness and Aberdeen next week – looking forward to following ya on IG – and that final Hawaiian-inspired dish! Hope you and Lady Lynne have a wonderful weekend!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Well Shashi, when I wrote this I was thinking that at least there might be a British man or woman in the finals. Lol! But near eh?

      Anyway, at least I’ll be able to eat bowls of this strawberry breakfast as a consolation. 😉

      Hope you have a great weekend too and I’ll catch up with you next week!

  2. I love how creamy and thick chia seeds make a porridge 🙂 So good!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Absolutely. I always soak even my porridge that I heat up the next day, overnight with a tablespoon of Chia seeds to give it that extra creamy affect! 🙂

  3. I really wanna do the whole chia seed thing and mix it with coconut milk because I know it expands and gets thicker and I know my mouth would love that texture!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I would love to hear how you get on with that GiGi!

      Thanks so much for taking the time to comment and have a great weekend. 😀

  4. What a fun post, Neil! I watched part of the ladies final this morning, and I can’t wait to see the gentlemen’s final tomorrow…I must admit that I’m pulling for Federer! Anyways, this recipe is totally perfect for this time of the year. We are loaded with fresh berries in our area, too, and I’m digging the idea of using strawberries with chia as an overnight treat. Perfect for us as the Wimbledon finals are at 9am our time tomorrow. Enjoy the match, my friend! And have fun up in Inverness. Keep an eye out for Nessie up there, ok? 🙂

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I only just caught the score the the ladies final after it was on David, but I’m thrilled that Muguruza one. Venus is fabulous but it’s always nice to have someone new win in my eyes. Again I’m jealous of you being loaded with fresh berries in your area! One day as I’ve said before I hope to be growing things in my garden. I’ve made a start looking into it and will get some assistance from my brother who knows what he’s doing. Hope you are enjoying the weekend and I’ll catch you later as I prepare for my trip. I’ll be sure to look out for Nessie for ya! 😀

  5. This would be my perfect breakfast recipe! I will definitely prepare them soon!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Agness 🙂

      We still have strawberries in season here so I hope to be enjoying them for at least another month yet before they are past their best.

      Hope you enjoy this breakfast.

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