Mocha Latte Easy Overnight Oats
Did I have you at “mocha latte” or was it “easy overnight oats”? Few argue that mornings can be particularly challenging, and that few of us stop to whip up the healthiest breakfast we can. While I am a big advocate of healthy smoothies, science also tells us that protein and fiber at breakfast can turn us into little powerhouses for hours afterward.
These Mocha Latte Easy Overnight Oats features a high amount of low fat, high quality protein, a nice jolt of caffeine and a good and slow burning level of carbs from the oatmeal. What makes it even easier is that you make this in a large mug or mason jar and can then grab it on the go or even to savor at the breakfast table.
Is it really as easy as mix and leave overnight? Yes. The trick will be trying to convince yourself to go back to old-fashioned, regular oatmeal every once in a while.
The health benefits of this delicious breakfast dish can’t be beat, thanks to the use of oats, almond milk, Greek yogurt, cacao and banana. Yes, chocolate and coffee flavored foods with a naturally sweet edge can be good for you!
Consider that the overnight oats on their own provides you with a huge number of vitamins and minerals while the oatmeal fiber content attacks higher than desirable levels of cholesterol. It is also an antioxidant ingredient good for the heart and excellent for immune function. Almond milk is next in line and its high levels of protein, calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, vitamin C, folate and other nutrients make it superior to a dairy alternative in terms of fat.
The Greek yogurt can also be a low fat protein source, but the benefits for you are also found in the probiotic benefits, the delicious tang of flavor and the silky texture. Top it all off with that touch of antioxidant cacao and super healthy banana rather than sugar and you will find yourself wondering if you can make it for lunch, too. (Spoiler: You can!)
- ⅓ cup oats
- ¼ cup almond milk
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp instant coffee granules
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- ½ banana
- Topped with cacao nibs, cinnamon & Nutella
- Mix all the ingredients except for the toppings in a bowl, cup or mason jar until well blended. Add the toppings and refrigerate overnight.
- In the morning, grab a spoon and enjoy cold. You can also enjoy them warm if you wish.