Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats

What’s better than dessert?? Dessert for breakfast!  Healthy dessert breakfast that you can gobble up without a second thought that is!  I love chia seed pudding, and overnight oats and chocolate, so it only seemed fitting that I mix them all together and call it breakfast.  This breakfast is high in fiber, protein and omega-3s, so it will keep you full and energized all morning!  I added raspberries to mine, but other frozen berries or any fruit I’m sure for that matter would be great too 🙂

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

1/3 cup old fashioned oats

2 tablespoons chia seeds

¼ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp pure vanilla extract

1 pinch sea salt

¾ cup chocolate soy milk

 

Instructions:

  1. Place the oats, chia seeds, cinnamon and salt into the container you’ll store it in and stir together. I like to use a mason jar because they’re easy to seal and eat on the go!
  2. Add vanilla and soy milk to the mixture and stir well with a spoon. Be sure you do mix well because sometimes when I just give it a quick whirl, I end up with a dry chunk of seeds or oats at the bottom.  Toss in a few frozen berries (this is my current favorite combo, because who doesn’t love berries and chocolate??) or try bananas, pears or whatever you have around the kitchen!
  3. Cover and put in the fridge overnight-I’d say probably for at least 6 hours, but I’ve never done less- and let the magic happen!
  4. Enjoy the next morning or up to three days after. Sometimes I like to make a big batch for the week and it works great!  You can also heat it up and eat it warm if that tickles your fancy.

 

This is such a simple recipe, but such a quick and easy breakfast when you know you won’t have time in the morning to eat at home or let alone cook something.  It’s the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth with a food that’s packed with healthy protein and fiber to keep you full all morning!  If you want to the lower-sugar content, feel free to use half unsweetened soy milk and half chocolate.  Do be careful with some non-dairy milks because some are really high in sugar and low in protein, that’s why soy milk is such a great go-to option for me!  Not a chocolate fan?  Check out our previous post for Cinnamon Apple Raisin Overnight Oats!

 

What’s your favorite way to eat overnight oats?

Peas and Love ❤

 

 

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