Pineapple Coconut Overnight Oats Meal Prep
Overnight oats are everywhere these days, and for good reason! Not only are oats incredibly nutritious (more on that later), they’re also easy to make, and are the perfect vehicle for any flavor and topping combination that tickles your fancy. And our favorite part about overnight oats? They make great meal prep ideas! No more stumbling through the kitchen wondering what you could possibly throw together before work. Overnight oats are delicious, healthy, and satisfying, and if you spend just a few precious minutes prepping on Sunday evening- they’ll be ready for you all week!
We wanted this breakfast meal prep idea to be a bit of a break from the norm. The usual suspects make their appearance of course, because who doesn’t love a splash of omega-rich chia seeds? But each serving of these overnight oats is a quick trip to the tropics with a blast of sweet and tangy pineapple and delicious coconut shavings. And in case you need a little extra nutritional boost, our recipe makes room for a scoop of your favorite protein or collagen powder. Each serving of oats contains 13 grams of protein on its own though, so any powder or nut butter you add is making that number that much more plump!
Speaking of a serving of oats, we’ve got some more to share with you there. One serving of these overnight oats will also provide you with 191% of your daily value of manganese (a trace mineral that is an incredibly important factor in a whole slew of body functions), 34% of your daily needs of magnesium, plus significant amounts of antioxidants, B vitamins, iron, and zinc. And most importantly… Oats are loaded with a powerful soluble fiber called beta-glucan. Once digested, this fiber helps you to stay fuller longer, supports healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and feeds good gut bacteria.
Pineapple Coconut Overnight Oats, did we just become best friends?
Pineapple Coconut Overnight Oats Meal Prep Ingredients:
1 cup GF rolled oats
4 tsp white chia seeds
1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup frozen pineapple
2 cups coconut milk
2 tsp lime juice
1 scoop Vanilla protein powder (optional) or collagen protein powder
1 TBS maple syrup