Easy Mango Overnight Oats with Chia & Protein Powder

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!

Mango Overnight Oats with Chia and Protein Powder

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!

Mango chia overnight oats

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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.

Mango chia overnight oats ingredients

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.

Overnight Oats Ingredients Mixing

Finally, add the frozen mango chunks and mix everything up thoroughly.

Overnight Oats Ingredients Mixing

Cover the container and refrigerate the mixture overnight. Reusable bowl covers are perfect for this!

overnight oats with reusable bowl cover

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.

Overnight Oats ready to serve

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 with mango chunks

Mango Overnight Oats Recipe

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Mango Protein Overnight Oats

High protein 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.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
8 hours
Total Time8 hours 5 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond milk, chia seeds, mango, oatmeal, oats, overnight oats, protein powder
Servings: 1
Author: Mindful Momma
Cost: $3

Equipment

  • 8 oz glass mason jar optional

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Mix dry ingredients together in a small bowl or container.
  • Add in wet ingredients and mix well.
  • Cover and leave refrigerated overnight.
  • Enjoy!

What are your favorite healthy breakfast ideas?

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Want more recipes? Here’s a big list of healthy, protein overnight oats recipes for you!

6 Comments

  1. Lynn Hasselberger says:

    I am in love with overnight oatmeal!

    1. Me too Lynn! Don’t know why it took us so long to get started on it!

  2. 4 stars
    The timing on this is great. Our family has been transitioning away from cereals (its a very slow transition). The artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, etc make cereal a bad choice for the first meal of the day. This looks like a really great alternative.

    http://agreenleafhome.com/cereal-preservatives/

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