I’ve realized lately that since I’ve been eating sweet breakfasts rather than savory ones, my sweet tooth hasn’t been nearly as bad as it usually is. Maybe starting off the day with a dessert like brekkie isn’t such a bad thing. This is probably why I’ve been experimenting on a weekly basis with new recipes which is where these Tropical Overnight Pro-Oats come into play. They are so easy to make and you only need 6 ingredients! Ya’ll know that I love easy meals and this is no exception.
You can make these overnight oats with pretty much any tropical fruit that you like such as pineapple, kiwi or papaya. Mangoes are in season right now and I’ve been craving them like no other. They are especially good when they are super ripe and their insides are a bright orange color. They tend to be sweetest when they get that ripe and they have the most flavor. You can also omit the protein powder if it’s not your jam. The reason I add it in is to have a source of protein in my breakfast because it helps keep me full longer. Any time I eat oats by themselves sans protein, I’m hungry in an hour. It just doesn’t satisfy me for a long period of time.
Overnight oats have been a lifesaver during these hot summer months here in Phoenix. It’s nice to have something cool to eat even in the morning. You’d be surprised…it can be in the high 90s when it’s in the dead of summer and the last thing you want to eat is something hot. Now if you like hot oats for breakfast, feel free to warm them up but they are just as tasty nice and cold.
Let’s get to prepping!
Tropical Overnight Pro-Oats
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 scoop vanilla protein
- 2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup cashew milk (or your favorite milk)
- 1/2 mango, cut into squares
- 1/2 banana, cut into pieces
In an 8 oz. mason jar, combine rolled oats, protein powder, shredded coconut and milk. Mix thoroughly with a spoon.
Add in mango and banana. You can mix it in or leave it on the top.
Seal mason jar with lid and place in the fridge overnight.
Prepare your taste buds for a tropical mouf party.
Hope you enjoy this easy breakfast. Tag me on social media at @thehungrylatina and show me your creations using #thehungrylatina! Stay strong my friends!