There are a ton of great recipes out there for overnight oats, but this combination has got to be my favorite.
I especially love it warmed up – perfect for these chillier winter days. It’s also ideal for those of us who lead active lifestyles, and need something that provides plenty of energy to help us get through the day. Whip up this easy recipe at night, store it in the fridge, and in the morning it’s ready to be enjoyed.
Not only does this combination of ingredients taste amazing, but it’s also so good for you. Rolled oats are high in protein and fiber, while the chia seeds are packed with antioxidants, fiber, protein, essential omega-3 fatty acids, and are known to provide a powerful dose of sustainable energy. Bananas are rich with the electrolyte potassium, another great source of natural energy, and almonds (among their many benefits) can also help with energy production by providing necessary calories in small doses.
Energizing Overnight Oats
makes 1 serving
1/3 cup organic rolled oats
1 cup almond milk
1 banana (sliced)
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp maple syrup
Add all ingredients to a 16 oz mason jar and mix together thoroughly, seal the jar tightly and let it sit in fridge overnight. Top with chopped almonds and brown sugar if desired — I also like to sprinkle a little bit of brown sugar on top!
In the morning it will be ready to eat! It can be enjoyed cold but I prefer it warmed up.
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