Vegan Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats

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Start your mornings off the right way with our Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats. Delightfully vegan, perfectly dense, and pleasurably sweet, this protein-filled breakfast is a sure way to amp up your nutrition and keep you full all morning long. It’s so easy to make, too–just add all of the ingredients to a mason jar, go to sleep, and wake up to an incredibly healthy breakfast! A low-stress, nutritious meal is the best way to start your day, and it’s great for the whole family, as it’s a nice alternative to the traditional sugary options. We know that overnight oats are a huge hit in our households, and hopefully they will become a staple in your kitchen, too! For more overnight oat inspiration, check out some of our favorite recipes here, here, and here.

Thanks to the oats, this breakfast is teeming with amazing nutrition, as these whole grains are packed with protein, fiber, B vitamins, antioxidants, and trace minerals, such as iron, zinc, copper, and magnesium. In fact, a diet rich in whole grains has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and some forms of cancer  (1), so it’s important to incorporate these grains in a daily diet. We also love the use of hemp hearts; these little morsels are rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber, and contain 10 grams of protein and 10 grams of omegas per 30 gram serving (3 tablespoons). With so many nutrition boosters present in one recipe, we just know that you will fall in love with this breakfast–you get all the flavors without sacrificing any health benefits, so go ahead and try it out for yourselves!

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Vegan Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats
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Serves: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup mashed banana (1/2 medium banana)
  • 2 tablespoons salted nut butter of your choice
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons hemp hearts
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Toppings:
  • 1 teaspoon vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut
  • 1 teaspoon Coconut & Cocoa Hemp Heart Toppers, optional
  • Equipment:
  • 6 ounce mason jar
Instructions
  1. Place banana, nut butter, and almond milk in a mason jar, and stir with a spoon to combine.
  2. Add oats, vanilla, and cinnamon and stir, then press down with a spoon to ensure all oats are coated in almond milk.
  3. Cover securely with a lid or plastic wrap and set in the refrigerator overnight (or at least 6 hours).
  4. The next day, open and enjoy as is, or garnish with desired toppings.
  5. Overnight oats will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 days, though best within the first 12-24 hours.
Serving size: 1 serving Calories: 435 calories, Fat: 24 grams, Saturated fat: 5 grams, Carbohydrates: 40 grams, Sugar: 11 grams, Sodium: 190 milligrams, Fiber: 10 grams, Protein: 17 grams, Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
Notes
Disclosure: Triad to Wellness is a nutrition consultant for Manitoba Hemp Foods. We were not compensated for this post–all opinions are our own.

(1) Whole Grains Council. https://oldwayspt.org/programs/whole-grains-council

 

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