Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats

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That’s right – chocolate at breakfast! These oats are made using cottage cheese and chia seeds to provide a boost of protein and fiber. A high-protein breakfast will keep you fill and fueled throughout the morning, preventing mid-day snacking or mindless eating. Protein has never tasted so sweet!

Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats

Serving size: ½ of recipe

Ingredients:

  • ⅔ cups “quick cooking” steel cut oats
  • 1 ripe banana, smashed
  • ⅔ cup 2% cottage cheese
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon unsweetened vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt

 

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a large mason jar; tighten the lid.
  2. Shake it up; place in fridge overnight, or at least 8 hours.

 

Nutritional Information: Calories: 375 Fat: 9g Saturated fat: 3g Carbohydrates: 55g Sugar: 15g Sodium: 358mg Fiber: 8g Protein: 22g Cholesterol: 16mg

Kristina LaRue, RD, CSSD is a registered dietitian and sports nutritionist for Tara Gidus Nutrition Consulting.

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