chocolate chia overnight oats

 Here is a breakfast for the chocolate lovers out there…Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats!

Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats ~vegan, gluten free~

I’m trying to prepare myself for what life is going to be like with a newborn again.  Even though I know it’s impossible to prepare for the endless loop of sleepless nights that roll into the day, I’m going to give it my best shot!    What I do remember from the first time around is being constantly hungry and not having the hands to make myself food!  That’s where overnight oats comes to the rescue…breakfast ready to eat when you wake up!

I figure if there is one thing I can prepare for, it’s stocking the kitchen with good food!  I will be sharing some of my favorite “life with a newborn” one-handed meal ideas and pantry items soon!

Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats ~vegan, gluten free~

Simply whisk all the ingredients together, divide into smaller containers, cover and place in the refrigerator overnight!  It doesn’t get much easier than that!  This recipe makes 4 servings, so you will have breakfast ready for a few days!  I like to add a little more milk to the oats in the morning for a creamier texture.

Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats ~vegan, gluten free~

This recipe (when made with soy milk) contains 10 grams of fiber and 12 grams of protein, which should hold me over all morning long!  This recipe can be made a number of ways and with multiple toppings such as berries, almond butter, toasted coconut or with bananas as shown here!

Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats ~vegan, gluten free~

chocolate chia overnight oats
Makes 4 servings
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 4
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups milk of your choice (I used soy milk)
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons chia seds
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk all ingredients together until well combined.
  2. Divide into smaller containers such as mason jars, cover and place in refrigerator overnight.
  3. Top with fresh fruit and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 317 Fat: 11 Carbohydrates: 53 Sugar: 15 Fiber: 10 Protein: 12

 Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats ~vegan, gluten free~

The superfoods that come into play in this recipe are oats, chia seeds, raw cacao and fruit…providing you with phytochemicals, minerals, macro-nutrients, vitamins, omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants for a supercharged day :)

surprise, surprise…

Baby number two is on its way, due in May!


We are so happy to announce that our family of three will soon be four…five, counting Belly the pug :)

Noah is thrilled and is convinced it’s a girl, we shall soon find out!

This also explains my decline in blog posts over the past few months.  I couldn’t even look at food, forget about cooking it!  I can honestly say most of October was spent on the couch eating burnt toast and drinking lemonade, not very blog worthy!  By the 4th month I was able to eat meals again and now as I’m entering the 5th month I’m back to normal!  Well, a new normal…expanding belly and total exhaustion, but I will take it over the dreaded “all day” sickness from before!


 Luckily, I am back to craving healthy foods again!  (and the occasional sweet treat!)

I hope to share my favorite pregnancy recipes and nutrition tips with you on the rest of this 9 month adventure!