Adapting overnight oats to suit

The other day a regular email newsletter arrived in my inbox from MyFitnessPal that included some interesting recipes, one in particular peaked my interest. I don’t know if it was just because it mentioned chocolate in the title, but chocolate banana overnight oats really appealed to me, though the photo the included certainly didn’t hurt any either.

The recipe from site Eating Bird Food was a relatively simple one having few ingredients:

  • 1 cup regular, non-quick oats
  • 1.25 cups almond milk
  • 1 banana – half mashed/half chopped
  • 4 tbsp chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tbsp black chia seeds

Combine half-cup milk and protein powder and set aside. Combine all other ingredients then add protein mixture and stir. Place into sealed container overnight in refrigerator.

Since first making the recipe I’ve adapted to suit as I wanted to tweak to my own tastes, especially as I’m not a fan of almond milk, substituting for low-fat lactose-free milk; yesterday I also replaced half the milk with plain chobani yoghurt which made for an extra creamy texture. I have also added melted peanut butter and blueberries. My next iteration I will swap the blueberries for peaches.

The eating bird food website has a number of interesting recipes worth your checking out.

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