Kefir, chia and walnut overnight oats

My clients often come up with this basic lifestyle question: How do you make a quick and healthy breakfast if you are too busy in the morning to make one?  And here is my answer to the question: Well, you don’t have to. You can prepare your perfect breakfast in advance, plus, no cooking is involved in making this. It is not something new or unheard, yes, I am talking about overnight oats. Healthiest breakfast preparation can't be simpler than this!!

The combination of all the ingredients in this recipe can keep you full for longer. Walnuts are rich source of protein, antioxidants, vitamin E, omega 3, alpha-linolenic acid and minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus. Both walnuts and oats can lower bad cholesterol. Kefir is a cultured yogurt drink. A cup of it can provide billions of friendly bacteria. Needless to say, it is particularly beneficial to digestive health and immunity. Another super ingredient of this recipe is chia seed. These are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acid, fibre, protein, vitamin B1 and B3 and minerals such as iron, manganese, copper, calcium, magnesium and zinc. Both pomelo and kiwi fruits are good source of fibre, vitamin C and potassium. Both of them helps to boost immune system and aids digestion.

So here is my overnight oats recipe for all the busy bees!!


½ cup Rolled oats
1 ½ cup Kefir
1tbsp Chia seeds
½ cup Pomelo fruit pulp
1 Kiwi fruit
4-5 Walnuts


In a small bowl, mix 1 tbsp. chia seeds with ¼ cup kefir. Keep it aside and let the chia seeds swell up a bit.

Pour 1 ¼ cups of kefir into a glass jar. Add rolled oats to this. Give it a stir and keep it aside.

Meanwhile, take the pulp out of a pomelo fruit by opening the segment of the fruit. Then roughly chop kiwi fruit and walnuts.

Then gently pour the chia seed and kefir mixture over the soaked rolled oats. Layer it up with pomelo fruit pulp, kiwi fruit and walnuts. You can use any other fruits of your choice instead.

Cover tightly with a lid and refrigerate oatmeal, 8 hours to overnight.


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