Chocolate lovers rejoice! Take overnight oats to a whole new level of deliciousness with this thick and creamy Chocolate Overnight Oatmeal Smoothie. Silky and smooth, it’s got that stick-to-your-ribs feeling of a bowl of oats that’ll keep you satisfied for hours. Vegan, gluten-free, and packed with plant-based protein and fiber, this smoothie makes a perfect healthy and easy breakfast or snack!
The addiction is real, my friends.
I’m not sure what the heck is going on, but I haven’t been able to get enough chocolate in me lately. Some might argue that it might be a sign of a mineral deficiency (magnesium, in this case), but I’m more apt to believe that it’s just because chocolate is that.damn.good.
Whatever the case may be, I’ve been trying to figure out more ways to sneak it into my diet. Ways that involve a little more than just chowing down on a handful of chocolate chips, because although that usually gets the job done, we’re civilized people here and we want something a little more fancy. Maybe. No?
Okay, no. Not really. You and I both know that a handful of chocolate chips is more than enough to kill those cravings. Heck, I’ve even been known to attack squares of semi-sweet baker’s chocolate when I need a fix and nothing else is available. But sometimes I just want something a little different. Something healthier that I can eat for breakfast. Something like this creamy chocolate overnight oatmeal smoothie…
I’ve made an Almond Joy version of this smoothie before, and I figured it was time to give a chocolate version a try given my current… err… situation. And I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but I’m going to have to give myself a pat on the back for an idea well conceived. Because this smoothie right here? Soooo ridiculously creamy and comforting. Actually, the texture and taste almost remind me of melted chocolate ice cream…
Cool. Creamy. Silky. Smooth. Only a lot healthier than ice cream, so you could eat it for breakfast if you wanted to. Actually, you should eat it for breakfast since it’s chockfull of fibre, healthy fats, and plant-based protein, meaning it’ll keep you satisfied all morning long. And the little touch of caffeine from the cocoa doesn’t hurt either. Just saying.
Other than that, I suppose I should mention that it’s gluten-free and vegan, and that you could easily make it nut-free by subbing the nut butter for a seed/soy nut butter, and the almond milk for another non-dairy alternative like soy or rice. No matter which way you spin it, I have a feeling that you’re going to love the thick and creamy texture. I wasn’t kidding about the melted ice cream bit…
- 1/2 cup (40 g) rolled oats**
- 1 Tbsp (7 g) chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp (16 g) natural almond butter***
- 2 Tbsp (10 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup (240 ml) unsweetened vanilla almond milk****
- 1 Tbsp (15 ml) maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- The night before, add all ingredients to the bowl of your blender and give it a stir to ensure that everything is well combined. Cover and place in fridge for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.
- The next morning, blend until a smooth and creamy consistency is reached, adding more milk if smoothie is too thick. Transfer back to a bowl or glass, add desired toppings, and enjoy!
** Be sure to use certified gluten-free oats if you need this to be gluten-free. You can also reduce the oats to ⅓ cup and add a scoop of your favourite protein powder.
*** I used almond because it has a sweet and mild taste. Feel free to use your favourite nut/seed butter, but the flavour might shine through a little.
**** If smoothie is too thick, add a few extra splashes of milk to the blender.
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What food can you currently not get enough of?
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