Coconut Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats

So now that I have introduced you all to the wonderful invention that is overnight oats…here is another delicious recipe! As much as I love the peanut butter, chocolate, and banana oats, I do occasionally try to switch things up. I had just bought some fresh strawberries, so I decided to mix those with a banana and then add a tropical coconut twist. Almond Breeze’s Almond Coconut Milk was the perfect addition! Everyone knows my obsession with coconut, so when I first saw this milk at the store I had to try it. It’s like drinking a delicious coconut beverage, minus the beach (although I wish there was a beach involved). It’s delicious on its own but it also made these oats so yummy! I added shredded coconut as well, because you can’t have too much coconut, and I gobbled it right up. I also added some ground flax seed for a nice boost of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. Quick, easy, delicious, and it kept me full all morning – the perfect breakfast!

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Coconut Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Almond Coconut Almond Breeze
  • 1/4 cup yogurt (I use plain Greek)
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 small banana
  • 1/3 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/8 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup (or another preferred sweetener)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

1.) In a small bowl or Tupperware, mash the banana. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir, and cover. It will be slightly watery, don’t panic! Place in the refrigerator overnight.

2.) In the morning, uncover the bowl, grab a spoon, and enjoy!

Nutrition Info (Per serving, from My Fitness Pal):

Calories 421
Fat 12 g (5 g saturated)
Fiber 12 g
Carbs 67 g
Sugars 23 g
Protein 15 g

This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almond Milk.

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Peanut Butter, Banana, and Chocolate Overnight Oats

Overnight oats…what the heck are those? Basically, they are the easiest and most delicious breakfast EVER! Since I am always on-the-go, and not a morning person, they are perfect for me because they are made the night before. Then in the morning I just grab them and go – no heating or cooking required. I had seen overnight oat recipes all over Pinterest for awhile, but never tried them. I think I assumed they would be too much work or something. But once I tried them, and realized how easy they are to make, I’m hooked!

The main ingredients are whole oats, yogurt, and milk. I played around with the proportions of these for awhile until I found the combo that tasted best. Then you just add your other ingredients – fruit, nuts, cocoa powder, peanut butter, coconut, etc. Just stir everything together in a bowl (I usually use a Tupperware so I can take it with me), leave it in the fridge overnight, and in the morning…boom! The oats get thick and creamy and breakfast is ready! So versatile, easy, and yummy. This banana, chocolate, and peanut butter combo is my personal favorite; it tastes like dessert but it’s good for you and super filling. The perfect breakfast (or snack)!

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Peanut Butter, Banana, and Chocolate Overnight Oats

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup milk (I use almond or soy)
  • 1/4 cup yogurt (I use plain Greek)
  • 1 tbsp natural creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 small banana
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup (or another preferred sweetener)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • a few dark chocolate chips for garnish, optional

Directions:

1.) In a small bowl or Tupperware, mash the banana. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir, and cover. It will be slightly watery, don’t panic! Place in the refrigerator overnight.

2.) In the morning, uncover the bowl, grab a spoon, and enjoy!

Nutrition Info (Per serving, from My Fitness Pal):

Calories 434
Fat 13 g (2 g saturated)
Fiber 8 g
Carbs 63 g
Sugars 24 g
Protein 19 g