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!
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!
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!
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.
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! 🙂
- 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
- In a large bowl place the oats, milk, chia seeds, vanilla, honey and crème fraiche. Mix everything together until well combined.
- Place the bowl, covered, into the fridge overnight.
- Before serving mix in 4 of the chopped strawberries.
- Top with the remaining strawberries before eating.
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.
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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