Thursday, May 30, 2013

Tropical Overnight Oats

Tropical Overnight Oats recipe

Overnight oats are a fantastic breakfast.  Whip them up before bed and grab them on your way out the door to school, work, etc.  It makes eating a healthy breakfast a no-brainer, and what could be better when most of us are bleary-eyed and barely awake yet, but in need of fuel to get us through our day!?

The recipe is adapted from Kath Eats Real Food, who is apparently the queen of overnight oats.  You'll find tons of other enticing flavor combinations on her blog.  These will be a great go-to breakfast for me this summer, since there is no need to turn on your stove to make this oatmeal and it is served cold!

Tropical Overnight Oats recipe

Tropical Overnight Oats

Adapted from Kath Eats Real Food

1/3 cup oats
1/3 cup vanilla coconut milk
1/3 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
1/2 mashed banana
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use Vemma's Chris Powell Bode Shake)
1 tablespoon chia seeds
Dash of cinnamon
Unsweetened toasted coconut

Stir together oats, coconut milk, yogurt, mashed banana, cinnamon and chia seeds in a mason jar.  Cover the jar and place in the refrigerator overnight.

In the morning, top your oats with fruit, nuts, and coconut. Drizzle with honey and serve.

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