Overnight oats that are also packed with superfoods!? Let me introduce you to Maca Overnight Oats…
Do you ever really crave something comforting in the morning for breakfast? Like on some days- a smoothie feels incredible. But then there are those other days… The kind of days when you just want something that feels comforting and that you can slather with nut butter…
It also helps if that thing is already made when you wake up in the morning. ????
Overnight oats are just that. They’re easy to make, they’re comforting, and they’re totally customizable. You can add whatever you like to them and have your perfect bowl for breakfast!
I customized these oats with maca, a Peruvian superfood that is packed with clean energy. Maca has a butterscotch-caramely flavor and works well in oats and smoothies. If you want to learn more about maca, I did a YouTube video all about it:
I also added goji berries and date syrup to this oatmeal- but feel free to customize them however you like! You can add berries, nuts, coconut- it all works! 🙂
Maca Overnight Oats
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 tsp maca
- dash of himalayan salt
- a few drops of liquid stevia (optional- to sweeten)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- your favorite mix-in’s
- Mash ripe banana in a bowl with a fork.
- Add maca, salt, stevia, chia seeds, and vanilla extract to the mashed banana. Mix until incorporated.
- Add rolled oats to the bowl. Mix well.
- Cover oats and refrigerate overnight.
- The next morning, add your favorite mix-in’s: fruits, nuts, or nut butter all work well!
Maca can be found at many grocery stores. Make sure you look for organic, if possible, to get a clean version of maca free of chemicals. You’ll also see maca available in both raw or gelatinized versions- gelatinized means that it has been heated and some of the starches have been cooked off. (It doesn’t mean that there is gelatin in the powder.) I typically reach for the raw, and usually source this brand. If you have any digestive issues, gelatinized maca might work better for you because some of the starch has been cooked off. It all depends on what you feel most comfortable with.
If you want more details on what maca is, how to use it, and what to look for when buying it, check out this blog post.