5-Ingredient Overnight Chocolate Oats
It’s no secret.
I’m a sucker for chocolate anything.
I’m also lazy(ish).
And I don’t like weird ingredients or too-many trips to the shops.
And that’s pretty much why I created this 5-Ingredient chocolate overnight oats recipe. 💁
So this recipe is awesome for meal prep ahead of a busy week (if that’s your jam).
That said, I’m more of a ‘oh-crap-Its-the-last-minute-and-I-was-too-busy-to-prep-food-but-now-im-hungry’ kinda girl so I just make this as I need it.
As a dietitian (and human being who is trying her best to ‘adult’), I think this Chocolate Overnight Oats recipe is fab because it’s:
Tasty… and healthy food should never taste sad.
High in fibre (both insoluble and soluble) for a healthy gut
Great for a meal prep ahead of a busy week.
Quick and easy and should help keep you feeling full for while.
Made using pantry ingredients you probably already have. #Winning.
Oh… and there’s only 5 ingredients in this quick + easy chocolate overnight oats recipe! 💃
Here’s the thing.
You don’t need to buy overpriced or hard-to-find superfoods to be healthy. The five ingredients in this recipe are some of my favourite.
1. Rolled oats are insanely wonderful. They’re cheap. They’re sustainable. And they actively help to lower cholesterol levels while giving you some wholesome fibre for a healthy gut. #winning
2. Milk is an awesome way to get some easy protein and calcium. Use the milk you love best (I love dairy). If it’s a plant-based milk, just made sure it’s got added calcium and unsweetened is best.
3. Chia seeds are lovely sources of healthy fat and fibre. They do get stuck in your teeth (and hair… and everywhere). You’ve been warned.
4. Cacao is different from cocoa powder in that it’s got a little more antioxidants and vitamins. Is it a big deal though? Heck no. In the context of your diet, it’s not worth worrying over. Use what you got/can afford.
5. 100% maple syrup is my go-to instead of maple-flavoured syrup. That’s cause you’re getting a more wholefood/real product. It is more expensive though… so I also like to use honey if I want a cheaper option.
Well, I hope you enjoy this for a healthy breakfast idea! Or healthy snack idea. Or meal prep idea!. Any way. However you want to eat it… enjoy!
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Quick + Easy Overnight Chocolate Oats
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