Having a busy day doesn’t mean you can neglect your health. If anything, you need to protect your health and wellness even more when you’re busy, so you’ll have the stamina you need to get through the tough times. That’s one reason we love to create easy, healthy meals.
This Chocolate Honey Overnight Oats recipe is a perfect example. Simply place it in the fridge the night before and you can wake up to a deliciously decadent, but super healthy breakfast!
Starting your day on right is the most important thing you can do for yourself. Even when you’re super busy, finding and protecting a little bit of time for yourself is critical. That might mean taking five minutes to meditate (we love the 10% Happier app for easy guided meditations), finding 20 minutes for a vigorous walk (even if it’s just around the block) and nourishing yourself with quick but healthy breakfast foods and drinks.
Try this for a week — creating 30 minutes of morning time that is your own — and see if it makes a difference in your day. We find it makes us even more productive. The famous business quote is to go faster, sometimes you have to go slower. That is particularly true in the morning.
The great thing about this Chocolate Honey Overnight Oats recipe, is you can start this process the night before. Pour the ingredients together the night before and that way when you wake up in the morning, at least one thing is already done!
And it’s like a little reminder from yourself: Hey. I thought about you last night and so I made you this bowl of Chocolate Honey Overnight Oats. Enjoy!
The flavor in this Chocolate Honey Overnight Oats is amazing. You might find yourself looking forward to getting up for another bowl tomorrow!
Adapting Chocolate Honey Overnight Oats
The most rewarding thing about making your food at home is you get to adapt it to your own tastes. If you need some inspiration to get started, here are some ideas to make this recipe your own:
- Add a scoop of protein powder to make this a high-protein breakfast too
- Why not add a scoop of peanut butter powder to give some added flavor
- Sprinkle some dried cinnamon or ginger
- Chop the chocolate chips and stir them into the oatmeal
BTW if you love these chocolate overnight oats for breakfast, try our no bake peanut butter granola bars next time!
If you decide to try this project, be sure to take a photo and share them with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!
Chocolate Honey Overnight Oats
- 1/3 c rolled oats
- 1 tbsp. cocoa powder unsweetened
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds
- 2/3 c plant-based milk unsweetened
- 2 tbsp. Waxing Kara Honey divided
- chocolate chips
Place the oats, cocoa powder, and chia seeds in a bowl. Stir to combine. Pour in the plant-based milk and 1-2 tablespoons of honey. Stir to combine.
Cover and refrigerate the bowl for two hours, up to overnight.
Remove from the refrigerator and top with chocolate chips, granola and drizzle with additional honey to serve.
Marly McMillen, MBA, is a COO-turned entrepreneur and earned a plant-based pro certification from Rouxbe Cooking School. She publishes about recipes, health, creativity, living authentically, and the business of blogging at Namely Marly and Chopped Academy.