You read that right, overnight OATS. In a previous post I mentioned that things will be changing a bit around here and one of those things are non-paleo recipes. I used to “label” myself as paleo and I stuck to a paleo diet 99 percent of the time for a very long time. Over the past 6-9 months I started to reintroduced certain non-paleo foods back into my diet. I am extremely thankful and grateful that I followed a strict paleo diet for a few years because it taught me a lot about my body and overall nutrition.
The paleo diet has helped me create my very own healthy eating lifestyle versus sticking to a specific “diet.” The majority of people who “diet” fail because it is simply just not realistic. People cut so many foods out of their diet and end up restricting themselves for far to long. Then, once they reach their goal they binge on all the foods they have restricted themselves from and the weight comes right back on. Why not have your cake and eat it too? Why not learn what foods energizes you and make you feel good? To learn more about how you can gain food freedom check out this post.
I now have a very good understanding of what foods properly fuel my body for my goals, my workouts and what I know will make me feel the best. Many of my meals are still “paleo” because whole nutrient dense foods work for me. Oats, rice and potatoes (to just name a few) also work for me so I eat them. This way of eating has been successful for me because I am not just doing it for 30 days or until I reach a certain number on the scale. I have succeeded and will continue to succeed because I have made it a priority and a lifestyle.
So, here I have my very first non-paleo recipe to share with all of you. I hope you enjoy it and please stick around because yes, I will still be sharing many paleo recipes as well! I have not broken up with paleo, but instead, we have entered into more of an open relationship. This took maybe three minutes to pull together and now I have a grab and go breakfast or pre-workout meal.
Chocolate Protein Banana Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1/2 banana
- 1 tsp pure honey
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1/2 cup chocolate Zico Coconut Water
- Place oats, almond butter, banana and honey in a mason jar (or a container with a lid)
- In a shaker bottle, shake/mix the protein powder and Zico Coconut Water and pour over the oat mixture
- Put the lid on the mason jar and place in fridge overnight or at least 4 hours
- Stir before eating and dive in
- Calories: 459
- Fat: 14 grams
- Carbs: 61 grams
- Protein: 28 grams