Get this. I used to think that I needed to totally cut out carbs and chocolate in order to reach my goals... which was absolute prison for me for years because as a self-proclaimed chocoholic, I simply couldn’t stay away! (Talk about "self-sabotage".) 🙄
But, here’s the thing I learned through years of professional education in fitness and nutrition...
You really don’t have to eliminate the foods you love in order to reach your body goals.
There. I said it.
My clients and I are all living proof that it’s possible to have the dang chocolate (and the carbs!) and still build your dream body.
Too often women think that they need to eliminate carbs in order to reach their body goals when in fact, carbs are actually the body’s main source of energy and are absolutely essential in a balanced diet. (I mean honestly… how else will you be able to power through a killer workout without carbs fuelling you!?)
That’s where this recipe comes in.
This Triple Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats is a great “set-and-forget” recipe for all my busy, ambitious foodies who want a solid breakfast option or pre-workout snack that will provide you with all the energy you need to tackle your workout - and the rest of your day! (Note: I usually recommend eating this around 60-90 mins before you train so that your body has ample time to utilize the food and convert it into energy for your session.)
It’s packed with protein. It’s chocolatey as helllllll. And it’s oh-so-satisfying.
Did I mention that it also only takes like 5 minutes to prep!?
Go on and build that dream body, girlfriend!! This recipe (and I) will always have your back.
Recipe + details available below.
1 Cup, Unsweetened Cashew Milk
½ cup, Greek Yogurt
A pinch of sea salt
1 cup, Rolled Oats
44 grams (2 scoops), Garden of Life Organic Plant-based Sport Protein in Chocolate
2 tbsp, Dark Cocoa Powder
1.5 tbsp, Maple Syrup
Suggested toppings: chocolate chips, greek yogurt, cocoa powder, crushed walnuts or peanut butter
Pour all ingredients together into a medium bowl and mix until fully combined. (There shouldn’t be any clumps! The mixture should be fairly smooth and slightly runny. If not, add more milk.)
Spoon mixture equally into two mason jars and refrigerate overnight.
Enjoy immediately the next morning - adding chocolate chips and any other additional toppings as desired.
Calories per serving, 336