Chocolate for breakfast without the guilt? You bet! Enjoy 23 grams of protein in this tasty, fiber packed Chocolate Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats.
Overnight oats have become all the rage on Pinterest and food blogs. They are absolutely one of my favorite breakfast items because of the nearly infinite varieties. A huge bonus is the grab-and-go aspect before work or school. Making these Chocolate Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats is quick, easy and a fantastic time saver on busy mornings. Simply toss everything in a jar the night before and Viola, one thing off the morning checklist. This recipe is protein and fiber packed, which will keep you satisfied until lunch. Most overnight oats recipes you will find don’t have as much protein, I’ve added chocolate whey protein powder to boost that muscle building protein content and to help stabilize your blood sugar. It also provides 30% of your daily calcium and 140% of your daily Vitamin C recommendations. Sweet!
If you want to enjoy this breakfast all year round, simply substitute frozen strawberries, they work just as well. You may want to add a touch of stevia or another preferred sweetener to the frozen variety, sometimes they need a little extra. Cacao nibs can be used in place of the chocolate chips if you are looking to reduce the sugar even further, though 1/2 teaspoon of mini chips only has about 1.5 grams. Since everyone’s sweet tooth is a little different, start with less stevia and add more if you need to. Enjoy!Chocolate for breakfast without the guilt? You bet! Chocolate Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats http://wp.me/p4LsrV-4R Click To Tweet
- 1/3 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 scoop (2 Tablespoons) chocolate protein powder (preferably naturally sweetened)**
- 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 packet stevia or preferred sweetener
- 1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, or other preferred milk variety
- 1/3 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1 cup strawberries, sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon mini chocolate chips
- In a mason jar or container with a lid, add the first 4 dry ingredients and stir.
- Add almond milk and stir, then add yogurt and thoroughly combine.
- Stir in strawberries leaving a few aside to garnish the top. Then add final berries and sprinkle on chocolate chips.
- Let sit in refrigerator overnight, and enjoy your tasty breakfast in the morning.
**When choosing a protein powder, look for one with 18-25 grams of protein in one serving and 100-140 calories with less than 5g of carbohydrate. I prefer “naturally sweetened” varieties that contain stevia with no sucralose, aspartame or acesulfame potassium which are all artificial.
Do you love overnight oats as much as I do? Please share some of your favorite flavor combinations in the comments below: