Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Cookie Dough Overnight Oats


Mornings are more exciting when you have overnight oats waiting in the fridge. This cookie dough version had me flying out of bed when my alarm went off. Overnight oats are like a magical, delicious, surprise the next day.  The oatmeal mixture thickens and becomes more flavorful overnight. It's worth taking the time to prepare! Here's a cookie dough version- made with chickpeas! You probably never would've guessed, but chickpeas have a great cookie dough-like texture. Healthy cookie dough first thing in the morning? I think that's the start of a great day.


   
    


Cookie Dough Overnight Oats

Ingredients:

1/2 cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained (also known as garbanzo beans)
1 scoop Cellucor Cor-fetti Cake Batter Protein (or any vanilla whey protein)
1 stevia packet
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons almond milk
1/3 cup oatmeal
1/2 tablespoon chia seeds

Directions:
1. In a food processor or blender, blend together the chickpeas, protein powder, stevia, and 1/4 cup almond milk. Blend until smooth!
2. Combine the oats and chia seeds in a small bowl or Tupperware. Add the chickpea mixture and the remaining 2 tablespoons of almond milk. Stir until combined.
3. Allow mixture to sit overnight. Top with your favorite toppings in the morning!