These mango coconut overnight oats are a fast, healthy breakfast with tons of tropical flavour! Just add your toppings in the morning then take it on-the-go with you!
Can I be honest about something?
I know I was all jokes about my broken wrist in my last post, but it’s kind of got me feeling in the dumps lately. Yeah, I know it’s a minor injury in the grand scheme of things, but it impacts so much of what I do. I’ve had to alter some of my classes at work when I can’t get extra help – and I’m sure those attending understand, but I feel like I’m not offering the same quality of classes they’re used to. I’ve also lost most of my motivation to go to the gym since I can’t do much there anyways. And also can we talk about what an eyesore my cast is? I don’t know what I was thinking when I decided to choose blue for the colour!
I suppose I feel like a lot of things are just out of my control right now – and I’m sure you fellow control freaks can relate to how much I hate that feeling. But the funny thing is that the more I feel like I don’t have a grasp on my life, the more I lose motivation. Case in point: there’s been a load of laundry sitting in my dryer for a week, I haven’t cleaned the bathroom since who knows when, and I wasted an entire Saturday afternoon napping and taking a bath rather than doing either of these things.
But hey, even if my clean clothes are dwindling and my house is a pig sty, at least I’ve got a handle on breakfast (#priorities, right?). These mango coconut overnight oats are my and John’s latest obsession! Except sub banana for the mango for his bowl because he doesn’t like mango – what a crazy dude. But either way it’s a delicious and healthy breakfast packed with fibre, healthy fats, and protein. Make it ahead of time at night if you have busy mornings or whip it up in the a.m. and let it sit for at least 30 minutes in the fridge if you forgot to make it ahead of time. Then add your toppings (hint: there’s no such thing as too many toppings) and enjoy!
- ⅓ cup quick oats
- ½ tbsp chia seeds
- ⅓ cup coconut flavoured Greek yogurt
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup cubed fresh mango
- 1 tbsp natural almond butter
- 2 tbsp flaked coconut
- Combine the oats, chia seeds, Greek yogurt and milk in a container with a lid (or a mason jar, or just use a bowl and cover it with cling wrap).
- Cover and leave in the fridge overnight, or for at least 3 hours.
- In the morning top it with cubed mango, almond butter, flaked coconut, and any other toppings you'd like.