Overnight chocolate protein oats, a quick healthy breakfast for busy mums on the go.
A new year’s goal of mine was to make sure I am having three meals everyday. It sounds crazy but I am actually terrible for making sure I eat breakfast and lunch; I tend to sort the kids out and then I might pick at their left overs or grab a quick snack on the go, something usually full of sugar. With four children and a business to run I need my energy levels to be high all day or the 2pm sluggish fatigue kicks in and I am no good to anyone!
Morning’s in a household with 4 children are never going to be a the picture of tranquility let’s face it. So I’ve been looking for things I can make in advance or make a big batch of. I shared a recipe recently for my breakfast muffins which I have been loving. I thought I would give some overnight oats a try and after a few train and error batches I think I have nailed them!
Overnight oats are great to make in advance, they’re also so versatile so you can really make them to suit any tastebuds.
I am such a chocoholic so overnight chocolate protein oats are the best! These are amazing they take just a few minutes to prepare, they’re super filling and really tasty. I never thought cold oats would be for me but the greek yogurt makes them so creamy and delicious. The protein in the greek yogurt also means they keep you fuller for longer. You can also add in some protein powder to make them even better!
Overnight chocolate protein oats
Ingredients (makes 4 portions)
75g of rolled oats
300g low fat greek yogurt
100ml skimmed milk
3/4 tbsp cocoa powder
Simply add all ingredients to a Tupperware or a bowl you can cover give them a good mix.
Pop in the fridge overnight – simple as that!
This will make a good four portions for me, it is very filling! Top with some strawberries and chia seeds for a little extra goodness or just eat as they are.
Yum, this is such a quick east breakfast that I just love I can grab it on the go and know it’s not only healthy but will keep me going until lunch time.