Overnight Oats with Berries (3 ways)

Overnight Oats with fresh berries in tulip jars with spoons

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The best way to refuel post-workout? Overnight oats with berries. The combination of protein, complex carbs and antioxidants from berries can help rebuild muscle and reduce muscle soreness. Get three different recipes for easy overnight oats here, plus gluten-free friendly and vegan friendly as well! 




Overnight Oats Base:

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (can also use quick oats)
  • 2 TBS chia seeds
  • 1 cup yogurt (Greek or plant-based)
  • 2 cups milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1 serving of protein powder, optional (whey or plant based 1)

Strawberry Banana:

  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 small banana, sliced

Chocolate Raspberry:

  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 2 TBS mini chocolate chips or chopped chocolate chunks
  • 1 TBS cocoa powder (or chocolate protein powder)

Lemon Blueberry:

  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • zest of 1 lemon plus 2TBS juice
  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract or essential oil


  1. Make the overnight oats base: In large jar combine all the ingredients for the “Overnight Oats Base”. You can use Greek yogurt for added protein, or plant-based yogurt and plant-protein if dairy-free or vegan. Depending on if you want more than one flavor for a batch, you can divide the mixture evenly between 2 or 4 jars if you’d like or make one batch of one single flavor.
  2. For Strawberry Banana version – add chopped strawberries and sliced banana. Stir and close lid; refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  3. For Chocolate Raspberry version – add raspberries, cocoa powder and chocolate chips (if desired). Stir and close lid; refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  4. For Lemon Blueberry version  –  add blueberries, lemon juice, lemon zest and lemon extract/oil. Stir and close lid; refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  5. Mixture should take about 2 hours to thicken. If the mixture is too thick for your liking, simply add a couple more tablespoons of milk, stir, and place back in fridge.
  6. Overnight oats should be consumed within 3-4 days time. Enjoy!


1 If using plant-based protein you may need a couple more splashes of liquid. If mixture is still thick after chilling, just stir in another tablespoon or so of milk.  You’ll need 2 16oz jars for the overnight oats base recipe, or smaller jars if dividing up the recipe and making the different flavors.


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