Overnight oats are a life saver. On nights before morning workouts, I always prepare a batch of overnight oats, typically with oats, almond milk, a scoop of collagen and a little bit of maple syrup or honey. When I was on my sweet potato kick last week, I decided to amp up my overnight oat game by adding sweet potato into the mix. I figured 'why not? how bad could they taste?' Sweet potatoes are smooth, creamy, and slightly sweet, meaning they add a delicious consistency to oats. They also bulk up the oats a bit and make them more filling than normal. Plus, I added some extra goodies in there as usual!
Before I share the recipe, I wanted to update everyone on how RP is doing. I've been enjoying a lot of food freedom lately due to cancelled classes, snow days , and half days, meaning I spend more time at home. It's easier for me to stick with RP when I have everything packed for the day and my temptation to verge off the template isn't readily available. With that being said, I started to plateau, meaning it's time to move onto the next cut. I'm very reluctant to move forward because I'll be omitting a lot of foods I eat now, but on the other hand, I need more discipline with my eating. I've had sort of a 'refuel' and I think my body will be able to handle the challenge. We will see what awaits in the next couple of weeks!
Sweet Potato Overnight Oats
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 tbsp cocoa powder (optional....but who doesn't like chocolate...lol)
1-2 tsp coconut sugar/maple syrup or add as much as you'd like depending on level of sweetness
dash cinnamon & vanilla
1 scoop collagen or 1/2 scoop protein powder
1/3 cooked sweet potato, mashed well
3/4 cup nut milk
-Add dry ingredients into a mason jar and stir until incorporated
-Add in mashed sweet potato, nut milk, and vanilla. Stir well, leave in fridge overnight. Enjoy these cold or reheat!
I've already made this recipe a handful of times and I'm obsessed with eating this for breakfast, especially after a workout. You could easily add other toppings, like cacao nibs, hemp seeds, or shredded coconut. Enjoy!