Overnight Oats have become one of my families all-time favorite breakfasts! Simple prep the night before, leading to a delicious, healthy, satisfying, grab-and-go breakfast the next morning. Who doesn’t love the sound of that?!
Since my Chocolate Strawberry Almond Overnight Oats were such a huge hit (if you haven’t tried it yet, you are missing out), I decided to create another wonderful combination…Orange Blueberry Vanilla Overnight Oats. I came up with this amazing combination when thinking of ways to use all the wonderful sweet home-grown navel oranges my mom and in-laws kept delivering whenever they visited the last few months. Of course our number one way to use them is simply making freshly squeezed orange juice, but after boxes and boxes of sweet large navel oranges, I knew I had to come up with a few creative recipes using them, two of which I’ve already posted – my Orange Coconut Blueberry Green Smoothie and Orange Julius Popsicles.
This recipe is a delightful combination of freshly squeezed orange juice, blueberries, almonds, and some vanilla extract. I decided to sweeten these overnight oats with bananas and a tiny bit of pure maple syrup (which you can easily omit). Of course, as always, I like to pre-process my oats in my Vitamix so that they are coarsely grounded. This, in combination with chia seeds, makes for a creamier texture. To make the prep easier, I typically process a bunch of oats at once and keep a stock of them in my pantry. Add in the other usual healthy ingredients, top it off with some almond milk, and you have yourself another delicious dessert-like overnight oat combination!
Stay tuned for a few more orange-inspired recipes coming to the blog soon!
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