Tropical Spirulina Overnight Oats

Spirulina overnight oatmeal with dragonfruit and kiwi balls, blueberries and coconut. Sweet, creamy and filling.

Tropical Spirulina Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are perfect for people who think they don't like oatmeal. It's a cold breakfast (no cooking like typical oatmeal) that's creamy and filling that you can season in nearly infinite combinations. While some of the more popular flavor profiles of overnight oats are dessert oriented, you can also go fruity. Hell, you can even go tropical even though it's January and single digits. Today's healthy breakfast recipe is for those of you with a sweet tooth, but maybe aren't into chocolate.

This recipe for spirulina overnight oatmeal with dragonfruit and kiwi balls, blueberries and coconut is filled with fiber. It tastes light thanks to the fruit but with a hint of earthy because of the spirulina. I personally love the taste of spirulina paired with sweet things, which is why these spirulina meringues dipped in white chocolate is one of my favorite recipes. I've also done a spirulina sugar fruit salad which is essentially the same flavor concept: sweet + spirulina. 

So why is spirulina good for you?

It's a blue green algae (hence the color) that's rich in protein. It also contains B complex vitamins, and minerals like manganese, zinc, copper, iron and selenium. Spirulina is especially useful during winter illness season since studies indicate it may be useful for immune support. 

How do I use spirulina?

I personally like the powder version over the tablets since it allows be to use it in cooking. We add it to oats (like this recipe) but more often to smoothies. 

Tropical Spirulina Overnight Oats
Tropical Spirulina Overnight Oats
Tropical Spirulina Overnight Oats
Tropical Spirulina Overnight Oats

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Tropical Spirulina Overnight Oats
Tropical Spirulina Overnight Oats

Tropical Spirulina Overnight Oats

Makes 1

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup coconut milk/vanilla almond milk/ milk of choice 
  • if not sweetened, add 0-2 T of maple or honey
  • 1 teaspoon spirulina powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon Siggi's 0% vanilla yogurt

Toppings:

  • Blueberries
  • dragon fruit
  • kiwi
  • flaked coconut

Directions

Mix all ingredients in bowl (except toppings). Stir to combine. Add to a jar with a lid and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours. Add toppings and enjoy. 

Note: You can add the fruit before you put it in the fridge if you'll be in a rush the next morning, however if you're going to make several for breakfast the next few days, I would advise adding the fruit either the night before consuming, or morning of vs 2+ days in advance. 

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