Banana Pudding Pie Overnight Oats
1/2 cup quick oats
1/2 cup milk of choice
1 tsp. chia seeds
1 tsp. maca powder
1 tsp. sugar-free, fat-free banana pudding mix
1 really ripe banana (mashed)
1/3 cup greek yogurt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt
Add the oats, milk, chia seeds, maca powder, pudding mix, and banana to the mason jar first. Using a fork, mix these ingredients together until just well incorporated. Add in the remaining ingredients and put the lid on the mason jar. Make sure it's secure! Now shake, shake, shake that mason jar (preferably while dancing to a groovy tune in your head and busting out some dance moves) until all ingredients are well combined. It should take roughly 30 seconds. Place mason jar in fridge and leave overnight.
Healthy Recipe Tidbits
- The maca powder is optional, but I highly recommend trying it if you get the chance! Maca powder has a wide array of amazing health benefits. Maca has been known to help balance hormones, increase energy, boost fertility, and improve your skin and hair, just to name a few!
- Chia seeds are another fantastic superfood to add to your diet for a wide array of health benefits. A 1-oz. serving of chia seeds contains more more heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids than a serving of salmon, contains 4g of protein, and has nearly 11g of fiber.
- The greek yogurt gives an extra boost of protein and calcium to this breakfast. The protein will keep you fuller longer.
- I used sugar-free, fat-free instant pudding mix to cut back on the sugar content and fat content. It also helps make this breakfast more diabetic friendly.
- About half of the fiber content in bananas is soluble. When soluble fiber reaches your digestive tract, it absorbs water and slows digestion. Food is forced to sit in your stomach for a while, making you feel full. If you have a banana before lunch, you'll be less likely to overeat when your food comes to the table.
What's your favorite healthy breakfast to make that keeps you full until lunchtime?