Easy overnight oats recipe using frozen mango, chia seeds, protein powder and almond milk – with 28 grams of protein to make it a healthy, filling breakfast that is kid-friendly too!
Getting a healthy breakfast in on school days can be tough because…
1.) I’m not the kind of mom who makes healthy breakfast muffins and mini quiches the day before (seriously, who has the time?)
2.) I don’t want a lot of dishes to wash on a work morning, so eggs and waffles aren’t happening.
3.) My kids don’t want to take the time to eat a big meal before school. Cold cereal is all too often what they grab and I don’t feel great about that.
Can you relate?
Recently, we’ve found a solution. Meet the best new food trend at our house: Overnight oats!
Benefits of Overnight Oats
What I love most about this recipe is that it is totally ready to eat in the morning. No cooking, no mixing, it’s just ready. And the kids can help themselves which is the best bonus of all.
The prep is super easy too – no cooking involved here either! Usually I do the prep in the evening – after all the dinner dishes have been dealt with – but you could make it anytime that suits your schedule.
How to Make Mango Chia Overnight Oats
To begin, place all the dry ingredients together into a bowl or Mason jar: rolled oats, chia seeds and protein powder. Then add the almond milk (or dairy milk if you prefer) and stir well.
Finally, add the frozen mango chunks and mix everything up thoroughly.
Cover the container and refrigerate the mixture overnight. Reusable bowl covers are perfect for this!
The next morning, just pop your overnight oats out of the fridge and serve! You can add extra almond milk or other toppings like nuts or shredded coconut if you like, but it’s certainly not necessary.
Something magical happens in the fridge overnight where the oats get all creamy and the flavors melt together. Yum! That’s about the best way I can think to describe it.
So now overnight oats is one of our go-to weekday breakfasts. Believe me, I feel much better about a breakfast of healthy oats, organic fruit, tasty almond milk and nutrition-packed chia seeds than cold cereal! Let me know if you try it – I’d love to know what you think!
Mango Overnight Oats Recipe
Mango Protein Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cups rolled oats can use quick oats
- 3/4 cups almond milk unsweetened
- 1 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1/2 cups frozen mango
- 1 scoop protein powder whey or plant-based
- Mix dry ingredients together in a small bowl or container.
- Add in wet ingredients and mix well.
- Cover and leave refrigerated overnight.
What are your favorite healthy breakfast ideas?
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