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.
This delicious and easy-to-make Green Tea & Ginger Overnight Oats recipe is brought to you courtesy of my proud partnership with Unilever.
Lipton Pure Green Tea
Food and drinks are more than just food; the 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 Lipton® 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, Lipton® 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 Lipton® Pure Green Tea due to its nutritious benefits and versatility.
It is easy to add a little goodness to each day with Lipton® Pure Green Tea. With its naturally refreshing taste, Lipton® Pure Green Tea can help you make the most of every day whether it is enjoyed in a single cup brew or infused into your favorite recipes.
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.
A Passion for Sustainability
As an avid gardener, you may already know that I am passionate about sustainability and the impact that our actions have on the environment and the world around us.
One of the reasons I am so proud to have partnered with Unilever this past year is that the Lipton® Pure Green Tea used for this recipe is Rainforest Alliance Certified and each bag used shows the commitment to sustainability and the planet.
With every serving of Lipton®, you make much more than a cup of tea. Lipton® works with the Rainforest Alliance to help provide access to education, a brighter future, for families across the tea plantations.
Rainforest Alliance Certified Farms also ensure sustainable farming practices and improve quality of life for tea vendors. In fact, Unilever has helped the Rainforest Alliance train over 500,000 smallholder farmers, set up 1685 Farmer Field Schools and trained over 450,000 farmers in better growing practices.
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, Lipton® Pure 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 Tea bag 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.
- You can enjoy this delicious recipe either hot or cold, depending on your personal preference!
- Top with dried figs, and additional honey as desired.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: jar
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280 Saturated Fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 53g Fiber: 9g Sugar: 15g Protein: 9g
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Hi there, I’m Emily Kyle, a nationally recognized media dietitian & nutrition communications expert on a mission to help you create the happy & healthy holistic lifestyle you deserve. To help you on your wellness journey, I offer holistic health counseling and resources that focus on holistic health & wellness, anti-inflammatory, whole food recipes, and my love for gardening inside #TheMillennialGarden.