This oatmeal bowl is a great on-the-go breakfast and is also made probiotic-rich with the addition of kefir. This bowl is best enjoyed cold becuase the active cultures in kefir are sensitive to heat. Resist the urge to microwave the oats, keeping it chilled for maximum benefits.
1 1/3 cups plain low-fat kefir (such as Lifeway)
2/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
2 teaspoons honey
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup sliced strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries
2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted
Est. added sugars 6
How to Make It
Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight; stir. Divide oat mixture between 2 bowls. Top servings evenly with berries and coconut.
I don't like plain kefir normally so I was hesitant to try this but I like the idea of probiotics in my breakfast so why not. Plain kefir is super tangy but somehow in this recipe, it cuts the tang down by a lot! I love overnight oats more than I like hot oats but I was pretty much doing the same thing every time so this was a pleasant change for my morning routine. I wasn't a fan of the coconut, it was like eating wood chips for me so i just won't put that in anymore.
I'd never tried kefir before but I loved it in this recipe! I've tried all sorts of overnight oat recipes and the Greek yogurt versions are usually a bit tangy for my taste, so this kefir version was the best of both worlds in that it was still nice and thick but much less tangy. The honey didn't mix in too well since the cold kefir hardens it up. I'll just drizzle that on top next time, but the cinnamon, fruit, coconut combo was great!