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Overnight Oats: 5 Ways

Hello from sunny (and smoky) Australia!

I migrated here in the beginning of December 2019 and I LOVE it. This is the first city that I’ve lived in that truly feels like home: being near the ocean, living close to the city, taking the train, walking to new cafes, etc.
I am currently trying really hard to find a job and find a routine, and so I thought I would get back into blogging and cooking – especially now that I am settled in.

The holidays were ROUGH. Not only being away from my family for the 2nd year in a row, but also the amount of food I consumed was…absolutely insane. I am now on a bit of a health-kick trying to get back on track.

Part of this is eating a consistent 3 meals a day again (instead of, yanno, the one giant meal in the middle of the day and then just snacking and drinking until I fall asleep).
I decided to get back to my roots and start all over with these 5 Overnight Oat recipes – because as long as you have a great base, you can basically never go wrong with Overnight Oats.

The Base

Literally that’s it.

**If you want less: add 1/4 – 1/3 c. of oats instead of a full 1/2 c., then add 2 tbsp. of yogurt and milk (add to texture: more milk/yogurt is more runny, less is more thick)

I also use Coconut Yogurt and Oat Milk for my personal preference – making this base VEGAN; but, you can use whatever yogurt and milk makes ya feel good
(dairy is not making me feel good momentarily so I am staying away from it)

The Zest Variations:
Peanut Butter & Jelly


Blueberry Vanilla


Orange-You-Glad-to-Add Honey


Apple Pie


Mixed Berry Bliss

I had Overnight Oats 5 days this week and it was perfect, not that I was busy in the mornings – but it saved me having to think of something to eat and also saved me buying breakfast out.
I also felt so much better eating the serving size I did – it was a nice balance of carbs, protein, and fruits that kept me energized throughout the day.

How do you make your oats? Leave a comment and let me know or message me on Instagram and I might feature it in my story or next post!
I am always looking for more ways to be inclusive and also get some more ideas.

I am currently meal-prepping every day, so I am not really cooking extravagant meals (see: chicken and rice for literally. every. meal. – however, once I explore some more on Pinterest, get some inspiration from the new culture around me, and do some planning, I will be back with new recipes!


Author: Claire Elizabeth

My name is Claire Elizabeth and welcome to my lemon zest life! It all started back in 2015 when I began creating healthy recipes to support my busy lifestyle between the gym, full-time work, and full-time university. Four years later I have updated my healthy recipes but am still living that busy lifestyle. This is catered for the full-time employees, students, parents, and everyone in between that lives a lemon zest life, like me. xo.🍋 ​

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