I have always liked the idea of overnight oats. Totally love the taste of raw old fashioned rolled oats. But I was always a little unhappy that the end result was a little too thin for me, just not “hearty” enough to have for breakfast alone (the recipes that used Greek yogurt in them were thicker but I just did not like the taste that the yogurt brought to the table). I kept looking at recipes and trying them out and finally decided that I would mix a little of this recipe and that recipe and see what happened. That’s how Chocolate Overnight Oats with Chia and Coconut came about and I couldn’t be happier. Finally I can now have a healthy, hearty breakfast packed with fiber, protein and nutrients with absolutely no cooking!!!
21 DF container count: 2 yellows, ½ orange
2 tablespoons chia seeds
¼ cup rolled oats
¾ cup unsweetened milk alternative (I like to use cashew milk)
½ tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes
½ tablespoon agave nectar
1 ½ tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (I like to use Dutch Processed cocoa powder
Throw all ingredients into a jar with a tight fitting lid. Stir with a spoon, cover jar with the lid and shake vigorously. Place in the fridge overnight and you have a delicious, chocolately, thick oatmeal ready for breakfast when you get up! ENJOY!!!