Meal Prepped Breakfast
The best way to start your day is with a nutritious meal. Our Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats provide an easy solution for you to incorporate into any busy morning routine. Delightfully vegan, perfectly dense, and pleasurably sweet, this protein-packed breakfast is filled with heart-healthy whole grains that will keep you full all morning. Simply add all of the ingredients to a Mason jar, refrigerate overnight, and wake up the next day to an incredibly healthy breakfast! Overnight oats are a perfect alternative to many traditional sugary breakfast options and can be enjoyed by the entire family.
Nutrient Booster: Whole Grains
Thanks to the oats and hemp hearts in the recipe, this breakfast is teeming with amazing nutrition. 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, as well as some forms of cancer. Hemp hearts are rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber as well, and contain 10 grams of protein and 10 grams of omegas per each 30 gram serving (3 tablespoons). With so many health benefits, why wouldn’t you want to incorporate these grains into your daily diet? Your body will thank you for keeping it healthy and you will thank your body for feeling full and energized.
Building a Better Breakfast
You’ve all heard the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? But when it comes to choosing your morning meal, do you find yourself at a loss, looking for options that are both healthy and easy to prepare? With this stress-free recipe, you do not have to sacrifice either. Recent research has shown that consuming moderate amounts of high-quality protein at breakfast may help you feel more satiated for a longer period of time as compared to other high carbohydrate options that may lead to hunger an hour later. With oats, hemp hearts and nut butter, this breakfast is filled with satiating protein–15 grams to be exact! For more information on how you can build a better breakfast, check out this blog.
Vegan Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats
- 1/4 cup mashed bananas, 1/2 medium banana
- 2 tablespoons salted nut butter, 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
- 1 teaspoon vegan chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 teaspoons coconut
Place banana, nut butter, and almond milk in a glass jar (or container with a lid) and stir with a spoon to combine. Add oats, vanilla, and cinnamon and stir, then press down with a spoon to ensure all oats are coated in almond milk. Cover securely with a lid or plastic wrap and set in the refrigerator overnight (or at least 5 hours).
The next day, open and enjoy as is, or garnish with desired toppings.
Serving size: 1 serving Calories: 420 calories, Fat: 24 grams, Saturated fat: 5 grams, Carbohydrates: 40 grams, Sugar: 11 grams, Sodium: 190 milligrams, Fiber: 10 grams, Protein: 15 grams, Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
Disclosure: Triad to Wellness is a nutrition consultant for Manitoba Hemp Foods. We were not compensated for this post--all opinions are our own.