Have we ever talked about overnight oats before?
I was NEVER a fan of oatmeal. In life. Ever.
The consistency was similar to porridge or something equally as goopy and unappealing in my head. I wouldn’t even pretend to entertain the idea of eating it. The texture just seemed so weird. Or maybe it’s me, but I wasn’t going to eat the stuff.
Fast forward to now, I’m older, wiser and with a different more refined palette (at least I think) and its weekly staple in my breakfast routine!
It’s one of those amazing quick breakfasts that I can make at night and customize to my specific tastes. Or it can be my mid afternoon snack; I can add protein powder and boost it’s amazing health properties even more. I can add any extra toppings and create different flavor profiles, I can use different kinds of yogurt and make it creamier or thicker.
Lately I’ve been absolutely obsessed with this method, to the point where I’ll even call it MY FAVORITE OVERNIGHT OAT variation. I have been making this for my breakfast for a good solid 3-4 weeks now. Exactly this way, exactly these ingredients.
I think this is partially because I am obsessed with chocolate and the base for it is a Chocolate yogurt. But i couldn’t help but try the “chocolate mocha” flavor when i saw it. Usually the larger yogurt containers in the store come in 3 boring flavors: vanilla, strawberry and plain.
So what did I use?
Chocolate Mocha Greek gods yogurt
Rolled Oats (uncooked)
chocolate covered espresso bits
I used a 1/4 cup rolled oats to start.
Added in a good handful of chocolate covered espresso bits, the crunch these little babies give when you eat them is so deliciously good!
And then i cover the oats with yogurt. If i find that the mixture is too thick, I add a little almond milk either right after I’ve mixed it or in the morning when I go to eat it.
That’s all! Enjoy !