Chocolate and Banana Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are one of my regular breakfasts—this recipe is filling, delicious, nutritious…and only takes only five minutes to make.

Calories:

579

Carbs:

101g

Protein:

24g

Fat:

11g

Overnight Oats
A Filling Breakfast

By: George D Choy | Oct 20, 2018

I usually prepare overnight oats in the evening. It’s ready to eat in the morning, or you can make it in a tub and take it with you to work.

Sometimes in the winter months, I add a dash of ground cloves, nutmeg and ginger to give it that Christmas feeling.

Daily DRI targets: This recipe provides 104% of your minimum Iron requirements and 66% of your calcium.

Ingredients

 

  • Serves: 1-2
  • Ready in 5 minutes
  • 100g oats (large flakes)
  • 1 Tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp raw cocoa
  • 1/2 scoop of Vivo Perform Raw Cacao plant protein powder
  • 300ml cashew or other plant milk
  • 1 medium ripe banana (spotty ones are sweeter)

579 calories may be too calorific a breakfast for some people. Consider adding a whole scoop of protein and eating it over two days, for only 340 calories per serving.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Mix the ingredients in a bowl (except the banana).

Step 2

Mash the banana into the mixture

Step 3

Consider garnishing with a couple of frozen berries. Leave overnight in the fridge—no cooking required.

Step 4

Serve overnight oats cold in the morning. Delicious

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4 Comments

  1. Richard Blake

    Hi George, I’m planning on making the overnight oats. I haven’t bought a protein supplement before. Why is it important to include protein in this receipe and what are the benefits. (I need to admit I don’t really know what proteins are and how our body uses them)

    • George-D-Choy

      Hi Richard. Thanks for checking out the recipe. When you eat protein it is broken down into Essential and non-Essential Amino Acids. The Essential ones can’t be made by your body, so the only source is the food you eat. Your body uses protein to repair your body, make enzymes, hormones, and other chemicals. It’s an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.

      Protein supplements are only supplementary to food and are not essential.

      For example, 100g of oats will already give you 13g protein. I use the protein powder in this meal purely for convenience, to top it up to 24g in total…it also tastes really nice. The protein I’m using is made with pea and hemp protein. You can find it in the Recommendations section of the website.

      Alternatively, if you wanted to add a little protein, but wanted to use whole ingredients, you can add blended cooked beans or tofu—or just eat some as a side dish.
      Thanks. George

      • Richard Blake

        Thanks George – appreciate the explanation.
        I’m doign some early starts for work so looking to make this to keep me going through to lunch so I’ll definitely being addding the extra protein. I’ll let you know how it goes 🙂

        • George-D-Choy

          Sounds like a great start.🌠 Well done. I’m excited to hear your feedback.
          George

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