Strawberries & Cream Overnight Porridge

I really like my teeth.

I appreciate that I have them all, and that they are in mint condition. Thanks, healthy diet! [and mom. and dad.]

Yet, there is something comforting about ooey-gooey, creamy food that requires little chomping action. Yogurt, ice cream, pureed soups…this kind of food falls into a craving category all its own. It reminds us of our babyhood, a time when we were cared for, and everything was effortless, including our meals.

My yearning for “gummable” food is rare—mostly, I’m a more-texture-the-better kind of gal. But every now and again, on sleepy mornings while I’m still cozy in my pjs, I want something that’s done most of the work for me.

Today’s recipe is one such dish. It’s cool, soothing, easy to eat and easy to digest. The flavor is as subtle as the texture, reminiscent of a decadent dessert and of summer. I squealed with delight when I enjoyed this on a balmy 55 degree January day.

This recipe is also magnificently easy to make: 1) throw in all the things 2) blend. You will love not having to think about breakfast for a few mornings in a row. If you want to  include toppings, you certainly can, but the chia seeds, flax meal and yogurt lend enough extra fiber and protein to make it a complete meal as-is.

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Strawberries and Cream Overnight Porridge

Yield: 3 servings


  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons coconut cream (optional, but it adds a layer of healthy decadence)
  • 1 6 ounce container plain yogurt (coconut or grass-fed dairy)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons flax meal
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar or 4 drops organic liquid Stevia (can also substitute 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey, but reduce almond milk to ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons)
  • ¾ cup frozen or fresh organic strawberries


  1. Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Empty in a bowl, cover and refrigerate overnight before consuming.

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Optional topping ideas // Sliced banana, sliced strawberries, coconut flakes, almond butter, peanut butter, hemp seeds, goji berries, chocolate chips, mulberries, cinnamon, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, other berries