This Green Tea & Ginger Overnight Oats recipe takes just 5 minutes to prepare so that you can have a nutritious and delicious breakfast ready to run out the door with you on those busy mornings.
Antioxidant-rich Green Tea
Food and drinks are more than just food; they have a way of connecting us to some of our favorite memories in time, the ability to bring us back to a special moment, and remind us that some of the greatest experiences in life are actually the most simple.
Growing up, some of my warmest and most comforting memories started with a hot cup of tea. Tea was the comfort food of choice for everyone in the family
I will always cherish the memories of family dinners at home with my mom, dad, and sister, and as we cleaned up the kitchen, my dad would ask us all
We drank so much tea that eventually my dad had a hot water dispenser installed in the kitchen, so perfectly hot water was always immediately available.
I can’t wait to have one installed in my own kitchen one day. My mom also loves to tell us a story about how her family used to joke with her about giving my sister and me a ‘tea baba’ before bed!
Like warm milk before bed, a warm cup of tea has the ability to soothe, the ritual evoking a sense of calm and comfort before drifting off to sleep.
As an adult with a little boy of my own, tea continues to be an important staple in our house. And yes, on occasion, my little buddy has gotten a ‘tea baba’ of his own.
Green Tea for Health
As I continue my journey to learn more about how food and drinks impact our health and how we feel, a holistic approach to self-care, I have learned how tea can continue to play a pivotal role in that journey.
There are many different types of tea that can be used for a variety of purposes, but I am always drawn to green tea due to its nutritious benefits and versatility.
For the Perfect Cup. Brew & enjoy your green tea at the proper temperature, between 140-185 degrees F. If you brew your green tea with water that is too hot, your tea will become bitter and astringent due to a release of polyphenols known as tannins. Brewing at a lower temperature will preserve the sweet and delicate flavor of the tea.
Green Tea & Ginger Overnight Oats
Breakfast is one of the most difficult times to eat a healthy meal due to lack of time and convenience.
That is why I love preparing overnight oats because they require just 5 minutes of prep work before bed, and when you wake up in the morning, you have a nutritious and delicious breakfast ready to run out the door with you.
Instead of making overnight oats with plain water, green tea is a great way to add flavor and nutrition. Green tea has a naturally refreshing taste and pairs well with ginger and figs, making it the perfect complement to this delicious breakfast that is the perfect uplift for a positive day.
- 4 bags of Lipton® Green Tea, each brewed in individual mason jars with 8 ounces of water
- 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger, divided
- 4 teaspoons honey (or agave syrup), divided
- 4 teaspoons chia seeds, divided
- 3 cups old fashioned oatmeal, divided
- 8 dried figs
- Place each Lipton® Pure Green teabag into a mason jar.
- Pour hot water over the tea bags and brew for 2-5 minutes, depending on how strong you want the flavor.
- Remove bags.
- In each mason jar, stir in 1/2 teaspoon of ginger, 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of chia seeds.
- Add ¾ cup of oatmeal into each mason jar.
- Add a top and shake well.
- Let sit in the refrigerator at least 6 hours (ideally overnight) before enjoying it.
- You can enjoy this delicious recipe either hot or cold, depending on your personal preference!
- Top with dried figs, and additional honey as desired. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: jar
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280Saturated Fat: 1gCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 9gSugar: 15gProtein: 9g