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Healthy Banana (Coco)Nut Overnight Oats

September 5, 2017 Blog, Recipes Detour SMART® with bananas and oatmeal

Mornings can be ridiculously busy. Who has time to make a nutritious meal when you’re minutes away from a day full of things to do and people to see? Well, (if you keep reading) now you do! This simple recipe takes about 5 minutes to whip up, and there’s barely anything to clean up, so it’s extremely convenient to make right before bedtime. Imagine a morning when you open up the fridge, and a delicious, nutritious meal is ready and waiting for you!

What’s even better is this Banana (Coco)Nut Overnight Oats recipe is loaded with essential nutrients like fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids. This quick recipe will keep you full for hours and give you the energy you need to keep up with your busy schedule.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 snack size Detour SMART® Coconut Almond Gluten Free Oatmeal Bar
  • 1/2 cup vanilla or plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (you may need a little extra in the morning)
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 large, ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon (more or less to taste)
  • ½ tsp coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp of honey or agave (optional for additional sweetness)
  • ½ banana (optional for garnish)

Directions:

  1. Chop the Detour SMART® Coconut Almond Oatmeal Bar and the walnuts into tiny bite-sized pieces.
  2. In a separate bowl, mash up the ripe banana with a fork (until it reaches a pudding-like consistency).
  3. Grab your mason jar or an airtight container. Add the rolled oats, greek yogurt, almond milk, mashed banana, chia seeds, chopped up SMART bar, walnuts, vanilla, cinnamon, and coconut flakes.
  4. Close the top (make sure it’s sealed tight!) and shake it until all ingredients are combined. At this point, give it a little taste (you may choose to add honey or agave for additional sweetness).
  5. Now, simply put the lid back on, go to bed, and leave in the refrigerator until morning.
  6. In the morning, you may want to add additional almond milk.

Nutritional Information (Serves 2)

Per Serving
Calories: 571
Fat: 20.9g
Carbs: 68g
Fiber: 12g
Protein: 24.6g


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