If you’re not a morning person (I’m not) you mostly like don’t have the time or the energy to make a healthy breakfast before rushing out the door. When I was working a normal, boring 9-5 I was always late, and never ate breakfast, mainly, because I didn’t have the time to whip anything up before leaving the house.
Say hello to overnight oats. Overnight oats are an easy and delicious way to plan and prepare healthy breakfasts for an entire week, and take almost no time to make. It’s filling, and packed with protein and good fats. Having a breakfast high in protein can optimize your brain’s ability to send messages to the rest of your body, which will help you, wake up, and can ward off hunger– keeping you energized until lunch.
I mix all my ingredients together, place it in the fridge at night, and just forget about it until morning. I love chocolate, so this is my favourite recipe, but you can change up the ingredients, adding fruit, nuts, and spices as you see fit.
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- 1½ cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ ripe banana, mashed
- 2 Tbsp raw cacao powder
- 1 Tbsp peanut butter, room temperature
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder, I use Tao Nutrition
- ½ tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp Salt
- Optional toppings: coconut flakes, nibs or peanut pieces
- In a small bowl, mix together peanut butter and banana.
- Mix in cacao powder, chia seeds, coconut sugar, chocolate protein powder, vanilla, cinnamon and salt until well combined.
- Add in almond milk & oats until they are thoroughly coated.
- Pour oats into tupperware or mason jars.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight until the oats soften and the liquid has been absorbed.
- This dish can be eaten cold, or microwaved for 30-60 seconds for a warm chocolaty breakfast.
- Top with favorite toppings and enjoy.