Thursday, November 6, 2014
Nutty Chocolatey Overnight Oats
Let's talk breakfast. I started my day with a juicy smoothie from the Oh She Glows cookbook because I've been feeling a bit under the weather all week. Can't go wrong with oranges, lemon juice, ginger and a pinch of cayenne pepper!
Sage is sleeping on my lap, but as soon as he wakes up it is time for my real breakfast. Enter: Nutty Chocolatey Overnight Oats.
I tend to only make overnight oats each time I have a little bit of peanut butter or almond butter left in the jar. Getting those last scrapings of goodness just calls for overnight oats.
Then I started thinking about the Silk Dark Chocolate Almond Milk I had in the refrigerator, because chocolate is always a special way to start the day.
Overnight oats come together so simply and so magically I can hardly call this a recipe, but here I go:
In to the jar:
2/3 cup quick oats
1-2 tbsp. almond butter (or jar remnants)
1/2 cup Silk Dark Chocolate Almond Milk
1 1/2 tsp. chia seeds
2 tbsp. pecans (add in the morning)
Mix it up, mashing that banana with everything else!
Put in the refrigerator overnight.
Morning = ENJOY! I add more milk in the morning, plus the pecans, and give it a quick stir before eating.
Now if only I had another jar of almond butter almost at its end. All in good time.
What do you think of chocolate at breakfast?
Have you been hit with a cold this fall?