Video: Overnight Oatmeal is an Ideal Way to Start the Day

By: Renown Wellness Team

February 22, 2016

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Oatmeal is a classic breakfast go-to, but you’ve probably never tried it this way: Here’s an unconventional but healthy recipe, which is delicious cold from the fridge or warmed up, depending on your preference. This truly is an ideal way to start any day.

Looking for a heart-healthy way to jump start your morning? You can organize your morning meal the night before with this easy, refrigerated, ready-to-go oatmeal breakfast.

Watch: Overnight Oatmeal is Healthy, Convenient

Oats are full of omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and potassium. This fiber-rich superfood can lower levels of LDL (or bad) cholesterol and help keep arteries clear.

Overnight Oatmeal with Bananas and Walnuts

  • Course: Breakfast, On the Go
  • Cuisine: American

  • Servings 1 person
  • Prep Time 5 minutes
  • Cook Time 1 minute
  • Passive Time 7 hours


  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup almond milk skim milk may be used as well
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup


  • Place all ingredients in a small dish or jar and mix with a spoon.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • In the morning, stir and microwave 45-60 seconds.
  • Top with your favorite fruit, chopped nuts and add additional milk, if desired.

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