Overnight oatmeal is one of the many trends that has been floating around the food blog world. There’s a variation for every season and dietary need. Do a quick search for “overnight oats” and you’ll find many options to choose from. This is a basic adaptation and a good place to start your own experiment! And, with whole, natural foods, it is a great make-ahead breakfast choice!


1/2 cup of rolled oats (traditional, not instant)

1 cup of plain yogurt (or, add flavor with your favorite flavor, this recipe uses plain, non-fat)

2 tablespoons chia seeds

1 tablespoon Rodelle Pure Vanilla Extract

1/2 cup strawberries or fruit of choice

1/2 cup milk (any variety, this recipe used 1% organic)



  1. Mix together all the ingredients and divide into two containers. Refrigerate overnight.
  2. In the morning, top with additional strawberries and, if desired, a dollop of your favorite nut butter for additional protein. The second serving can go to someone that doesn’t mind running the risk of getting a chia seed stuck in his/her teeth, or can be kept refrigerated for your breakfast the next day.  Enjoy and let us know what you think!

Note: This breakfast is not particularly sweet, so feel free to add additional sweetener: Vanilla Paste, stevia, monk fruit,  fruit juice instead of milk, extra fruit or a tablespoon of maple syrup are great places to start.