Happy Monday! Yes it’s a happy one here because we’re starting it off with a S’more Overnight Oats for breakfast! What better way then to start the day with a quick breakfast that includes chocolate? You’ve just woken up from a great nights sleep on your memory foam mattress and now your breakfast is ready and waiting for you. Call it an oatmeal smoothie or overnight oats, I think it should be called a SmOAThie but my girls don’t agree. Not thick enough to be overnight oats, not cold and frozen enough to be a smoothie bowl, it’s more like a very creamy pudding like bowl of oatmeal that yes we make the night before so I guess technically they are probably overnight oats.
Summer is almost over, I know despite seeing everything pumpkin all over the place it is still technically summer. Don’t get me wrong I like pumpkin and for whatever reason the fall bug hadn’t bitten me yet this year (usually hits sometime in August when we get a couple cooler days in a row) but last week when it was cold it hit hard but before I could adjust it and warm up to the chilly temps things changed and the humidity and summer temps rolled back in. If you are like us having trouble adjusting to this uncertain time of the year where it’s hot and cold this breakfast might be for you too. Not only is it delicious and a great grab and go breakfast it can be enjoyed hot or cold, and you can decide in the morning when you wake up. Before the days of our homemade sourdough bread and toast for breakfast it would be smoothie bowls for warmer days, oatmeal on the chilly mornings, and soaked muesli in between since it’s another favorite. Although with later barre classes I’ve been doing muesli for a 2nd breakfast or lunch later in the morning and a smoothie bowl in the afternoon if I didn’t have one in the morning on earlier barre class days.
Since I first made these S’more Overnight Oats for the girls, ok I made myself some too, I make them without protein powder. Instead I made them with Ripple Plantbased Protein Milk. They could also be made with another non dairy protein milk this is just one that is always in our fridge. It helps make these overnight oats thick and creamy and the girls full and fueled until lunch, which is really late this year and has been a big adjustment. They can be made with other milk but they have the best texture when made with a thicker milk like Ripple, homemade nut milk, or a thicker coconut milk. See notes for suggestions and substitutions. Other then that they are quick and easy to make with cacao (for chocolatey flavor and antioxidants), sweeter of choice to taste (will depend on personal preference and milk used), rolled oats, and some fun toppings! Yes chocolate chips, graham cracker pieces, and marshmallows for breakfast! Just a few never hurt anyone and this mom approves for a few reasons. While I get the dessert after dinner idea over the years I’ve thought about it and if you’re going to have sweets wouldn’t it make sense to have them in the morning and then having all day to use the sugar, carbs, whatever vs just before going to sleep? Everything in moderation. This week we need to start it off on a good note and I need major mom points and good vibes to get to Friday. How many days left until Friday? Is it Friday yet?
There is really no reason needed to make these S’more Overnight Oats but trust me a day started with a simple and easy breakfast, did I mention delicious, breakfast like this is going to be a great day.
If you are joining for Meatless Monday, thank you! My co-host Deborah and I are looking forward to seeing all of your recipes and inspiring others with our recipes and the ones linked up below. Happy Monday!A quick and easy healthy breakfast that includes chocolate? Yes S'more Overnight Oats! #plantbased #FitFluential Click To Tweet
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