I'm not a huge meal prepper. I'm home at random times during the day so I have enough time to make lunch or dinner and eat at home. Breakfast, however, is sometimes eaten on the go - before I get to the gym, or have an appointment with my client. So I like to prep overnight oats. They're so simple to make, can be stored in the fridge for the week, and easy to grab and eat on the ride - just need a mason jar & a spoon!
With this new year, I have been focusing on nourishing my mind, body, and soul. So tons of yoga, strength training and limit pushing, personal development books (right now I'm reading The Universe Has Your Back by Gabby Bernstein). More on that and my goals in tomorrow's blog post. One way I nourish my body is by eating foods that make me feel good. So I've been drinking smoothies daily, healthier breakfasts that can leave me feeling full until lunch, and dinners with tons of vegetables. I've been loving the way my body has been reacting, and I've been happier than I have been in a long time, despite the obstacles that always find their way to me. Remember, obstacles are detours in the right direction!
Back to the overnight oats... I love making these especially when I have ripe bananas. I'll either freeze the bananas for smoothies or make oats. I chose to do both this time! So some went into little bags in the freezer, and the 3 left over I threw into a bowl and started to make my overnight oats!
Weekend Chocolate PB Overnight Oats
3 ripe bananas
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 scoop chocolate protein (I love Pure Protein Complete by Young Living)
2 tbsp natural peanut butter
1 cup almond milk (add more if you like them more watery)
2 cups oats
2 tbsps shredded coconut
1. Mash bananas in bowl.
2. Add all other ingredients and mix together.
3. Pour into mason jars.
I got three and a half small mason jars out of this recipe - thus why I call them Weekend Overnight Oats, because there is just enough for the weekend! They're so good, but I'll be eating my last one tomorrow and I need to get more bananas to make more!
Let me know below when you've tried them! I'd love to know what you think!