I have wanted to put up this recipe ever since I dreamt it up about a week ago. I've had it at least four times since and I'm not tired of it yet! Today I added granola and banana soft serve to make a VOO Parfait, OSG-style. It was sooo fantastic and healthy and filling, this may never get old...
For those of you that are new to overnight oats, they are oats and chia seeds soaked in almond (or other nondairy) milk overnight. By the morning the mixture has thickened up and viola, cold (but delicious) oatmeal! From that basic recipe you can incorporate so many add-ins: protein powder, sweeteners, nuts, nut butter, fruit, granola...the list goes on my friends. I hope you will give overnight oats a try, even if you aren't interested in my version.
Almond Joy Vegan Overnight Oats
1/3 cup rolled oats
1 tbs chia seeds
1 serving vegan chocolate protein powder (you can sub carob or cocoa powder)
2 tbs unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 medjool date, finely diced
2/3 cup almond milk
1/4 tsp almond extract
Mix oats, chia seeds, chocolate powder, coconut, and date in a bowl. Add milk and almond extract and stir until combined.
Note: If you want to add banana or almond butter for example, incorporate these ingredients in the morning.
Nutrition Facts (Overnight Oats only, with protein powder): 299 calories, 12 g total fat, 3.7 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 17.9 g protein, 244.5 mg sodium, 32.1 g carbohydrates, 9.4 g fiber, 7.7 g sugar, 218.8 mg calcium
Making it a parfait would probably tack on another 200 calories but nutrition stats would vary.