These Chocolate Orange Overnight Oats are packed with protein from a secret ingredient- they’re perfect when you want to start the day with something sweet, but not too sweet! Hello! Chocolate Orange Overnight Oats coming in hot! Except not really because, you know, you eat them cold, but whatevs…
I swear I’ll never get tired of overnight oats, and this is why:
-They are da best on-the-go breakfast for busy mornings- just pop them into a mason jar and garnish with some trendy superfoods toppings, then feel healthy AF while you eat them at your desk, or wherever- my dining table=my desk most of the time.
-They’ll keep you full until lunch.
-They’re such a cool blank canvas for all sorts of flavors!
I really love my Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats (they’re the top recipe here on Le Petit Eats!), but lately I can’t get enough of these incredible Chocolate Orange Overnight Oats. The contrast between the chocolatey richness and the bright citrus from the orange is a perfect match, especially the bitter flecks of orange zest that are stirred right into the oats- YUM. Definitely don’t skip that because it’s everything.
And there’s another sneaky little ingredient that I mixed in to give them an added health upgrade: Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides, which are a pretty sweet addition to any batch of overnight oats. It’s a powdered supplement that provides a hefty dose of all-natural protein (from pasture raised cows). Making collagen a regular part of your diet benefits your hair, skin, nails bones, digestion and so much more. And since it’s soluble in liquids incorporating it into your recipes is practically effortless.
If you’re going to start experimenting with adding collagen peptides to your recipes, I suggest starting with these Chocolate Orange Overnight Oats- the only thing I like more about them than the bright specks of orange zest and the secret collagen boost are the toppings: juicy orange segments and crunchy cacao nibs? Weekday breakfast doesn’t get any better than this, folks.
If you give these a try, leave a comment below, and don’t forget to tag a picture with #LePetitEats on Instagram! I’d love to see your healthy, on-the-go breakfasts!
Chocolate Orange Overnight Oats
These Chocolate Orange Overnight Oats are packed with protein from a secret ingredient- they’re perfect when you want to start the day with something sweet, but not too sweet!
- 1 cup oats
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- Pinch of ground cinnamon
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Orange segments for garnish
- Cacao nibs for garnish
Pour oats, cocoa powder, collagen, orange zest, cinnamon, and sea salt into a medium sized bowl or container. Stir until combined.
Add almond milk and maple syrup and stir well to incorporate all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Top with cacao nibs and orange segments before serving.
These can be stored in the fridge for up to a week
This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins, however all opinions are my own.