Happy Tuesday ya’ll! How is your week going so far? Mine has been good, just very busy. Yesterday was one of those days that I worked and worked and worked, yet didn’t seem to get much crossed off my to-do list. Things just took longer than they should have…like making over 100 granola bars for my clients for National Nutrition Month – I know, who knew March was National Nutrition Month? I didn’t until last week. (Apparently it is National Peanut Butter Lovers Day too…) I will gladly participate in this day 🙂
So in honor of keeping with the nutrition theme for the first day of March, I’ve got a great recipe for you today! I am all about simplicity when it comes to the mornings (I set my coffee the night before, set out my clothes and work bag, wash/curl my hair the night before, etc.) so I don’t run around like crazy and end up forgetting something. This breakfast recipe is perfect to prep ahead the night before and is all ready to go in the morning for a quick bite at home or at the office.
I love the quality ingredients in this recipe that help to keep me full for hours. My usual smoothie does not keep me full as long and I usually end up needing a mid-morning snack. But not with this recipe! I adapted this recipe from one of my favorite instagrammers/bloggers – Powercakes. Here is her original post.
I changed the recipe based on the ingredients I had on hand and my preferences.
Adapted recipe for dark chocolate overnight oats:
1 cup raw oats
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons dark chocolate cocoa powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Mix all the ingredients together and store in the fridge overnight.
I spooned mine into an almost empty jar of peanut butter for easy transport to work in the morning.
It tastes just as good in a bowl!
And even better with unsweetened coconut on top!
I actually ended up dividing this portion in two because it is so filling! I hope you will give it a try! Dark chocolate for breakfast is A-Okay in my book everyday! Have a great day you guys!
- Favorite make-ahead breakfast recipe?
- Do you like overnight oats or do you prefer your oatmeal cooked?
- Favorite way to eat peanut butter?