Today, I’m bringing you a combination of two of my favorite breakfasts: green smoothie bowls and overnight oats! The vibrant color should tell you it has plenty of vitamin rich greens in it, but it also has fiber from oats + protein from milk for a filling breakfast. And, as a bonus, it’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
It starts with the usual green smoothie base: spinach, banana, milk, chia seeds, and peanut butter. Protein powder is optional, but I like to add a scoop of the Vega Coconut Almond.
Then blend it all up. No need to add ice since it will go in the fridge anyway. Pour into a bowl or tall jar – be sure to leave room for the oats!
Stir in the oats and chia seeds:
Then into the fridge over night. This one will get thicker than normal overnight oats because of the spinach, so you may need a splash more milk. You can check in the morning and adjust as needed :).
You could also blend in the oats and it would be more like a dough boy smoothie. Finally, all the toppings!
Green Smoothie Overnight Oats
Yield 1 serving
- 3/4 cup 2% milk
- 1 handful baby spinach
- 1 tbsp peanut or almond butter
- ½ banana
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- Add milk, spinach, nut butter, banana and protein powder (if using) together to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a bowl or glass jar and stir in the chia seeds and rolled oats. If the mixture looks too thick, add a little more milk (consistency might vary depending on your milk or spinach).
- Cover and chill for at least 2 hours, or overnight, in the fridge.
- Top with favorites!