Mornings are hard enough, and although I love drinking my coffee from my extra large Wonder Woman cup, sometimes I need something with a little more substance. Let’s get this cook caffeinated!
Overnight oats are lazy people’s oatmeal. You put some oats in a jar with some liquid and leave them overnight in the fridge and that’s how you get overnight oats! Another great thing about overnight oats is that they are delicious and crazy simple. Add whatever you like to your oats, chocolate chips, chia seeds, shredded carrots, cherries, or anything you desire! You can make a few a head of time and keep them around for a week’s worth of breakfasts!
Traveling is a breeze and with no cooking, you don’t have to worry about anything with your overnight oats! This has been my favorite recipe since I’ve been bitten by the overnight oats bug because of the Black Ice Brew I get to use!
I was inspired by this delightful recipe I found by Melissa King‘s blog, My Whole Food Life who has a ton of healthy recipes! Check her out when you have a chance!
I have changed it a little to fit my desires and what I had in my kitchen at the time (you know how it is):
Cold Brew Overnight Oats
1/2 cup gluten free steel cut oats or rolled oats
1/4 cup soy milk (or milk of choice)
1/4 cup Black Ice Brew cold brew coffee
1 tsp chia seeds
1/2 a scoop of chocolate protein powder
1 tbsp of Mapel syrup
1 tbsp Chocolate chips (for toppings)
1 tbsp Unsweetened shredded coconut
Put all ingredients into a jar (I like to use Mason jars) Add the chocolate chips and coconut on top or mix it as you go.
Some chocolate protein powder has a tendency to get thick so if you would like to add a little bit more milk to the mixture in the morning.