CHOATS (Chocolate Overnight Oats)

  • Date February 06, 2015
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Can I make up new words? CHOATS? Chocolate overnight oats with cottage cheese? I think so. Do I have good pictures for this recipe? No. Why? Because its overnight oats and you eat them on the go, which means pictures are taken on the go. I can't tell you how much make ahead overnight oats has saved my breakfast on the go needs. Read more if you are curious about the cottage cheese in oats......


This recipe is in dedication to my dearest friend from elementary school. She wrote me an email recently that her and her family have started doing overnight oats for breakfast and that not only are they saving time in the morning, they are eating a healthier breakfast as a result! I was so pleased to hear this as its one thing to post a recipe to the internet, but the feedback I get makes it all worthwhile. I told her that there are endless variations to overnight oats so that you don't get bored with doing the same one everyday. So here is one variation from my original overnight oats recipe  that includes the addition of cottage cheese and chocolate. 




Cottage cheese? YES! Cottage cheese adds such a great boost of protein to keep you full longer and it makes your overnight oats nice and creamy as well. I realize now that I type this post that this specific recipe might not work for my friend as they have a list of allergies in their family.....but its the thought that counts right? She can at least add in cocoa for her variation!



And for those that have no idea what I am talking about when I say overnight oats......this is the best make ahead breakfast that you make the night before. You do not cook it. The oats absorb up the liquid from the yogurt, cottage cheese and almond milk overnight. You take it and go. You eat it cold. It is DELICIOUS.



Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup yogurt (I use berry flavored)
  • 1 tbls cocoa powder (the costco cocoa powder is a great find!)
  • 1/2 cup oats (rolled quick oats best)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup frozen berries (blueberries are my favorite)
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Sweetener as you desire
400 calories, 29 grams of protein


Directions:

Mix all ingredients together. Place in any container you want. Let sit in fridge overnight. Grab, go and eat!

1 comment:

Autumn said...

I am such a huge fan of overnight oats ...and my kids love it too. I was actually eating a mason jar of it when I saw your new post. Yummmm chocolate...great idea!

My favourite is oats, chia, almond milk, a pinch of coconut, some chopped almonds/cashews/pumpkin seeds and a chopped up date. Yummmmmy!

Thanks for all the great posts! Looking forward to a cooking day together sometime soon!