This strawberry shortcake overnight oats recipe is an easy and healthy breakfast for runners or post-run snack. Make it ahead of time so you don’t have to worry about making breakfast (and can use that time to stretch).
The good news is strawberries are in season! I’ve spotted the local farms selling them from booths set up all around Orange County in random parking lots. That’s how I know they’re in season – and they are so delicious fresh from the farms!!
So strawberries were on my mind but I didn’t get them from the local farm booth… that was a mistake. I have 2 pounds of the fruit and this batch is not very sweet. Womp womp.
But I used them in this Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats and it was delicious!! (My original recipe suggested using a tablespoon of sugar on the chopped strawberries – it’s optional but does help them breakdown and get even more juicy overnight.)
Overnight oats is a great post-run meal or snack because it has a good combo of carbs and protein to refuel your body. This can be mixed together before a run or overnight – just make sure you let it set for at least 2 hours.
Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats
Ingredients: [makes 2 servings]
- 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 cup oats
- .5 cup milk
- 1/8 tsp vanilla extract & salt
- 1 Tb. chia seeds (optional)
- 1 cup chopped strawberries
- chopped nuts or nut butter
Combine yogurt, oats, milk, salt and vanilla – mix well.
Layer oats and strawberries, dividing them between 2 containers. (I used small mason jars, but any small food safe container with a lid may work.)
Store in fridge overnight OR for at least 2 hours.
Top with nuts before serving.
You can make this first thing in the morning… run and then come back to delicious ‘over-run’ oats instead of overnight (depending on your schedule).
The serving size is 2 – so it’s a good meal prep option giving you breakfast for 2 days OR you can share it!
Other strawberry recipes to try:
- Strawberry Protein Pancakes
- Chocolate Covered Strawberry Oatmeal Recipe
- Adult Strawberry Milk Recipe
- Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie Recipe
- Easy Strawberries and Cream Cake
Thanks for that recipe! I’ve been trying to cut down on sugar and that fits the bill perfectly. After my run (getting back into pre-training after injury so just a quick treadmill run) I ate some yummy sriracha carrot hummus with red pepper ‘chips’, almonds and clementines.
Virginia R says
I had eggs and an English muffin with cream cheese- this is such a comfort food for me.
Laurie Gannon says
Love the recipe! And I’m so jealous! The BEST strawberries are in California. 🙂
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
Ugh, this looks so good. I love overnight oats (anything to make my mornings convenient because I’m so last minute when it comes to waking up!) ❤️❤️
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
Linda @ the Fitty says
Hah, forget strawberry shortcake and just make strawberry overnight oats instead xD