This Superfood overnight oatmeal is a favorite make-ahead breakfast. A healthy meal prep breakfast idea that can be made and prepped 2 ways to meet your dietary needs. Enjoy it immediately as breakfast to go, or meal prep it for later in the week.
Before we begin, let’s focus on what we’re making. SUPERFOOD power!
This recipe uses frozen blueberries, making it incredibly convenient and easy to make. Packed with superfoods like chia seeds, flaxseed, and antioxidant-rich blueberries, these overnight oats will fuel your body for the day ahead!
Phew, now that we know this recipe will make us feel SUPER, let’s chat about the habits we need to create to make that feeling last. .
I’m a firm believer of creating healthy habits. But here’s the thing….
In order to make healthy habits stick, we first need to define what’s healthy to us and then make it CONVENIENT!
Yes, even right smack in the middle of the holidays and after, am I right?
To me, healthy eating means making time to create healthy meal prep meals. It means focusing on properly FUELING our bodies.
I know that is sometimes easier said than done. It helps to be sure healthy foods are always in the refrigerator and pantry, ready to grab and eat when the urge strikes.
For that reason, I love having a stash of frozen fruit in the freezer. It’s especially convenient in the winter months when it can be difficult to find good quality fresh produce. Nothing worse than paying off-season prices for a pint of blueberries, only to find that half of the container is mushy, bland fruit, am I right?
Thankfully, frozen blueberries are here to save the day. Or in this case, to save the healthy meal prep breakfast!
Health Benefits of Blueberries
These little blue gems are called superfoods for a good reason – they are packed with nutrition!
FACTS: one serving (a handful or a cup) of blueberries provides 15 percent of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps the immune system work like a charm.
Frozen blueberries picked at the peak of ripeness and individually quick-frozen (IQF) preserve their taste and nutritional density.
Want to make more things with frozen blueberries? Give these a try:
- Low FODMAP Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins
- Blueberry Carrot Cake Bars with Granola (another great breakfast to go!)
Now, what else is in the healthy overnight oats? I’m so glad you asked!
Superfood Overnight Oatmeal
Blueberries and Cream Overnight Oatmeal has not one, not two, but THREE superfood mix ins! Actually more but here are my top three!
- Antioxidant-rich blueberries
- Chia seeds and Flax seeds – these little seeds are very rich in omega–3 fatty acids and fiber. Although, chia seeds have even more so than flax seeds. OMG!
- Cinnamon – rich in antioxidants and can help to fight fungal, bacterial, and viral elements in foods
This healthy meal prep breakfast is high in fiber, rich in omega 3 fatty acids, vegan, dairy-free, and gluten free.
BONUS SUPERFOOD FACT about Gluten Free Oats- Soaking the oats overnight breaks down the phytic acid in the grain. Which allows for better nutrient absorption and easier digestion.
Healthy Meal Prep Breakfast for Two
This superfood overnight oatmeal recipe makes enough to fuel two hungry bods.You will need 2 glass jars or meal prep containers and the following:
- Frozen blueberries at the bottom of the cups.
- Gluten-free rolled oats to each. Can’t have grains? No prob! I have a solution in below!
- Next, add 1 tablespoon chia seed into each cup followed by 2 teaspoon ground flaxseed and ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon.
- Almond milk or coconut milk and a touch of maple syrup on top (if desired).
- Stir gently, then place in the fridge for 2 hours or up to 24 hours.
- This meal prep overnight oatmeal can be kept in the fridge for up to 4 days.
There are 2 ways to prepare this overnight oatmeal to go.
In a cup to eat on the go (as seen above), or in meal prep containers so you can add EVEN more nourishing food and save it for later.
Option 1: VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY-FREE – Blueberries and cream overnight superfood oatmeal, plus grapefruit for extra vitamin C and mint for digestion support.
Option 2: MACRO BALANCED – This makes a great post-workout recovery meal or breakfast to go! Blueberries and cream superfood overnight oatmeal, plus hard boiled eggs for vitamin D and protein, plus walnuts for extra omega 6 fatty acids. A healthy meal prep breakfast at its best!
Can’t have oatmeal or doing whole 30?
I GOT YOU COVERED! Simply sub the oats for squash or sweet potato puree like I did in this AIP friendly porridge. The chia and flaxseed still help it bind together for a tasty breakfast. See bottom container. Omit the maple syrup for whole 30 option.
After you try this overnight oats recipe, be sure to try Cranberry Pumpkin Overnight Oats with Cinnamon Cashew Cream and then maybe some Energy Boosting Honey Sesame Strawberry Overnight Oatmeal.
I think I gave you enough incentive to get this whole healthy habits things started, right? It’s time to meal prep a healthy breakfast and then grab some Blueberries and Cream Superfood Overnight Oatmeal to go!Print
Stay tuned for MORE MEAL PREP RECIPES COME! What’s your favorite way prepare oatmeal in advance?