Being a foodie and following a plethora of health and food related Instagram accounts, always gets my creative juices flowing. When I first began my journey into eating a plant-based vegan diet, I realized there are so many recipes to create out there! I even realized how much more I enjoyed the taste of veggies compared to meat. Everyone is different, this is just my own personal preference at this point in my life.
By following all these foodie accounts I not only became inspired to try new ways of cooking, but I also re-discovered my love for cooking! It also pushed me to mix up my daily menu. You know when you get in the rhythm of cooking the same 3-4 staple meals almost every week for a while, and then you feel as if there are no other simple recipes on the planet to make? An then become overwhelmed with cooking all together? Yeah…it happens to the best of us. The best thing I can recommend in times like this, is to look online and see was inspiration is out there!. It doesn’t have to be a grand meal, it can be a simple 4 ingredient meal. You can even type in to your search engine what ingredients you have in your kitchen to see what you can make out of them. Or just type in something that you are craving.
I’ve following other accounts for a while now, posting decadent vegan desserts and breakfast jars, and my mouth has been watering and waiting to create a recipe similar! So I grabbed inspiration from a few pictures and recipes I saw, and tada! A masterpiece was born! I have to warn you, once you make these layered jars once, you will never go back! That’s the thing I love MOST about cooking with whole foods, you don’t have to do much to make the food taste good, because your ingredients will shine through no matter what! (As long as you pair flavors together well, of course).
This is a great breakfast for in the summer time, or as dessert! The overnight oats are creamy, rich, and chocolaty, and the banana-nice cream mixed with peanut butter is the perfect mixture! The toppings add a crunchy chewy texture and will have you scooping around for more! Have fun, and mix up whatever flavors and toppings you have in your kitchen!
Yields 1 Serving
Chocolate Overnight Oatmeal:
- ½ cup oatmeal
- 2 TBSP chia seeds
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 TBSP maple syrup
- 1 TBSP cocao powder
Peanut Butter Nice-Cream:
- 1 ½ frozen banana
- 1 ½ TBSP unsalted peanut butter
- 3 TBSP unsweetened almond milk
- 1 TBSP coconut oil
- 1 TBSP cocao powder
- 1 TBSP maple syrup
Layers and toppings:
- Shredded coconut
- Cocao nibs
- Make chocolate oatmeal night before. Mix together ingredients and store in fridge overnight.
- Add layer of shredded coconut on top of oatmeal.
- Blend together peanut butter nice-cream ingredients. Add on top.
- Mix together chocolate sauce ingredients. Pour on top.
- Sprinkle on top cocao nibs and sliced dates. Enjoy this gooey heavenly jar!