Green Overnight Oats

We love oatmeal, we eat it almost every morning. I try to spice it up some days but most days it’s the usual raisins, nuts and some type of fruit on top. We’ve been rotating between the usual, the Orange Creamsicle Oatmeal and this one lately. This is really easy to make the night before and it’s great to be able to pull breakfast out of the fridge, heat it up and go. I’m out the door in a hurry most mornings, rushing off to Crossfit so this recipe is perfect!

Green Overnight Oats

Not to mention, it’s a GREAT way to sneak in your much needed serving of greens per meal! The added chia seeds are a double bonus. Our toddler LOVES this!

Toddler approved!

The original recipe is from a fantastic vegan food blog, Oh She Glows. If you haven’t checked out her site yet, set aside some time to do so. She has a bunch of really great recipes!!

The original recipe was written to make one serving but I’ve adjusted it to make a bigger batch, with a few other changes. :-) Sometimes I add 1/2 cup of white beans to the mix too.

Green Overnight Oats

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 large handful fresh spinach or 2 handfuls of kale
  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds (necessary for thickening)
  • 2 cups almond milk 
  • 1 cup regular, rolled oats

1. In a blender, blend together the spinach, banana, chia seeds, and almond milk until smooth.

2. In a large plastic or glass bowl/container, add the oats and then pour the smoothie on top. Stir well until combined.

3. Place in fridge (uncovered is fine – I always cover it myself) overnight. Give it a good stir in the morning and then enjoy it cold, straight from the fridge or warm it up a bit, if you prefer. 

We like to add walnuts, shredded unsweetened coconut, berries, bananas…. anything you wish!

Fresh spinach… yummy!

Add all ingredients (except oats) to blender or food processor and blend well

Add oats to your container

Ready to combine!

Stir in the green “smoothie” and stir until combined

Store in your fridge overnight. Mine is nestled next to my organic spring salad mix and leftover kale salad :-)

Take it out in the morning, stir and serve with your favorite toppings!

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  1. Okay, green oatmeal? Not sure if I would like that, but if your daughter likes it, then I do trust her! I am going to try this! I actually never thought of eating greens for breakfast, but its such a great idea!! Thank you!!

  2. I’ve done green pancakes but never green oatmeal. This is a total must try for me and my kids. I’m all about quick & easy in the morning.

  3. Jodi Reply

    So, do you not cook it? It sounds great!

    • No cooking necessary! How awesome is that!

  4. Mari F Reply

    I made this last night/ate it this morning and I was SO surprised! When I tasted the mix as it came out of the blender I thought I had just wasted a banana and some kale! But I had faith and let the oatmeal do its work in the fridge overnight, and after my morning work-out I had a delicious banana strawberry oatmeal treat waiting for me. THANK YOU for posting this! A drizzle of agave brought this HOME for me :)

    • Yay! SO glad you liked it! We eat this often, in fact I need to use up a big bag of spinach so I’ll make it tonight!! :-)

  5. Natalia Reply

    Do you think it would thicken if I used ground flax seeds instead of chia?

    • I don’t know… did you try it? I imagine it would!

  6. Nicole Reply

    I tried this and loved it.