Maple & Cacao Overnight Oats

Maple & Cacao Overnight Oats

Recipe and picture by @larecetteparfaite

Let's be honest : most of us have had these mornings where we woke up craving dessert for breakfast. If that is the case for you, we've come up with the perfect recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth : overnight oats with maple syrup and chocolate. Contrary to what you might expect, these two foods can actually be really good for you when eaten mindfully; one more reason to give this recipe a go!

Benefits of Cacao

Cacao has been known for its health benefits since ancient times. More recently, studies have shown that cacao has vasodilator effects, which can help reduce blood pressure, as well as antioxydant effects that can prevent cellular ageing. Moreover, cacao also contains theobromine, an alkaloid that can boost your mood by stimulating your brain's production of substances like dopamin[1].

Benefits of Maple Syrup

To learn about the benefits of maple syrup,click here.

Maple and Cacao Overnight Oats

Ingredients :

  • 1 packetMaple-Cranberry Yumi Overnight Oats

  • 1\3 cup almond milk (or any other milk of your choice)

  • 1\4 cup vanilla plant-based yogurt

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

  • 1\2 tsp cacao powder

  • 1\2 tsp vanilla extract

  • Melted dark chocolate

Recipe :

  1. Mix the maple-cranberry overnight oats with the almond milk.
  2. Refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours.
  3. In a bowl, mix the yogurt with the chia seeds, the vanilla extract and the cacao powder. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the yogurt mixture to the overnight oats and top with the melted dark chocolate.
  5. Enjoy!

1. Katz DL, Doughty K, Ali A. Cocoa and chocolate in human health and disease. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2011;15(10):2779-2811. doi:10.1089/ars.2010.3697

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