Strawberry Chia Overnight Oats
Strawberry Chia Overnight Oats
Bariatric Breakfast Recipe, Strawberry Chia Overnight Oats
We love healthy, easy to prepare, and easy to take treats that sustain us for hours! So, we decided to whip up a delicious overnight oats recipe idea for everyone to enjoy with us! We all know how important it is to start each day after weight loss surgery with protein. You can even add more protein by adding in your favorite flavored or even unflavored protein powders. Just make sure to add a little more almond milk to keep the consistency.
Among the several nutritious offerings this meal has (calcium and potassium from the Greek yogurt, and protein from the chia seeds), this recipe also contains ingredients typically found in most kitchens of health-conscious foodies, so it saves a trip to the store! And if you are looking at this recipe, then you likely are a health-conscious foodie! If not, just stick around our recipes long enough and you will discover several uses for everything that is listed here! We also love simplicity that comes with great flavors, and this recipe definitely meets that criteria! Creating this dish is as simple as throwing ingredients in a bowl and mixing – no need for specialty kitchen equipment, and very little clean up required! Perfect for the busy body or the person who hates doing dishes after every meal!
A tasty rendition of your typical yogurt dish, the rolled oats and diced fruit provide a satisfying texture to the yogurt, while the stevia helped to add some sweetness to the Greek yogurt and unsweetened almond milk. We only used one packet in the video, however, if you have more of a sweet tooth, try experimenting with an additional packet of stevia or two. We added a little extra to our mixture and found that the stevia helped the natural flavor of the strawberries come out.
After all of the ingredients are combined in a bowl, we recommend finding some cute containers with lids to separate and store the oats for a breakfast that is easy to grab on your way out and can be easily eaten at your desk, at the library, or even the couch! If you are meal prepping for the week, this is a great option to mix up your gastric sleeve or gastric bypass diet.
If you would like to use this recipe in the pureed phase of your diet after weight loss surgery, you will need to blend the ingredients much better. If you are on the puree diet, please check out our blog that offers many different pureed recipes. Recipes to get your through the pureed phase You will be glad you found this!
Strawberry Chia Overnight Oats Ingredients
½ cup rolled oats
⅔ cup almond milk
⅓ cup Greek yogurt
½ tbsp chia seeds
½ cup diced fruit (we used strawberries, but you can choose your favorite!)
½ tsp vanilla extract
⅛ tsp salt
1 packet of stevia
In a medium sized bowl, stir all ingredients together. Then, spoon into containers and chill overnight!
Scoop mixture in proper portion size containers and let sit in the refrigerator overnight.
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We recommend our WLS Afterlife viewers follow their doctor’s dietary guidelines, regardless of our recipe instructions.