Make these tasty fruity overnight oats before bedtime so they are ready to enjoy first thing in the morning. All you need is 5 minutes and 5 ingredients! Thank you Alove Yogurt for sponsoring this post! The content and opinions expressed in this post are all my own.
Fruity Overnight Oats
I’ve always been a huge fan of bircher muesli.
I can’t get enough of the thick and chewy texture of oats, nuts and seeds, the tart and sweet taste of fresh and dried fruits, all wrapped in a creamy yogurt blanket.
The first time I ever tasted bircher muesli was in Phuket, Thailand. I had taken my mother to this beautiful resort by the beach where a lavish breakfast buffet made its appearance daily, from six until ten. It was served in a room outfitted with rattan furniture and giant ceiling fans, which complemented the French windows from where swaying palm trees could be seen. For eight straight mornings we hightailed it to breakfast and were greeted by a baby elephant and two beautiful hostesses dressed in sarongs, their hair perfectly tied in a bun.
My mother filled her plate with exotic fruits like papaya, mangosteen and passion fruit while I was on a mission to try every single dish on the menu. Crêpes, omelettes, pastries, okayu (Japanese porridge), dim sum, salted fish, cereal, sausages, bacon, and of course, bircher muesli.
Once I tasted bircher muesli I was instantly hooked.
I didn’t know what it was but I knew I loved it intensely. All these beautiful flavors – fruity, nutty, tart and sweet – coming together in one perfect bite.
It was heaven in a bowl!
Fast forward 20 years later and I’m still eating bircher muesli for breakfast. The only difference is that I now make it at home and instead of being greeted by an elephant and two hostesses, I get leg rubs from an orange kitty incessantly meowing for his food, and a blurry eyed husband who NEEDS COFFEE NOW.
I also prefer to call it overnight oats since my recipe is more simple than the traditional Swiss version.
If anything, this recipe is more Japanese than Swiss because I’m using Morinaga Alove Yogurt as the creamy element. It’s a personal favorite of mine because it tastes like aloe vera (super refreshing grassy flavor) and has aloe vera bits in it (chewy, almost like jelly).
The taste of aloe vera yogurt is something I associate with Japan because I ate it almost every day when I lived in Tokyo. I would visit the nearest conbini (Japanese grocery store) after work and grab a few containers to take home. And nowadays whenever I go to Japan for a visit, my mother makes sure to stockpile her fridge full of aloe yogurt for me to devour.
It’s one of those cravings I need to fix while I’m there.
What I hadn’t realized until recently was that I could buy aloe yogurt in the US.
It was during a recent trip to the Japanese grocery store that I noticed a white container with Alove Yogurt written on it. I was browsing through the cold drinks section when I saw stacked neatly to the left, a shelf full of aloe yogurt.
And there were so many flavors to choose from!
While they only sell the original aloe flavor in Japan, here you can get flavors like vanilla, peach, blueberry, kiwi and strawberry. This makes it more fun for me because it means I can match yogurt flavor with the actual fruit for my overnight oats.
My Quick And Easy Recipe For Overnight Oats
Because this yogurt is already packed with flavor, there is no need to add peanut butter or sweet ingredients like honey or maple syrup.
All you need is Alove Yogurt (check for a location near you here), rolled oats, chia seeds, almond milk and chopped fruit. Mixed the first 4 ingredients together and pour in a jar or a storage container. Top with fruit and that’s it – you are done!
Leave it overnight in the fridge and you’ll have a yummy, kid friendly breakfast the next morning.
Itadakimasu (let’s eat)!
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Fruity Overnight Oats
A delicious and nutritious breakfast you can take to work!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 jar 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Cuisine: American
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/4 cup almond milk (or other milk of your choice)
- 1 6oz container Morinaga Alove Yogurt
- 1/2 cup chopped fruit
- Mix rolled oats, chia seeds, almond milk and Alove Yogurt in a bowl and transfer to a jar or food storage container.
- Top with fresh fruit and close with an air tight lid.
- Leave refrigerated overnight and serve.
Overnight oats will last 4-5 days in the fridge as long as they are stored in an air tight container. I suggest eating them sooner rather than later because the texture of the oats and fruits will continue to soften as they sit in the container.
Keywords: recipe, oatmeal, berries, kiwi