This is my foolproof recipe, which can be modified and added to in a million different ways! Start with the base recipe and then get creative. Add cocoa powder or different fruits. Flax seed would be good instead of chia. You can use almond milk, dairy milk, soy milk, hemp milk, coconut milk. Or sub half of the milk (or “milk”) with yogurt for more protein. So many options! I use a Magic Bullet for blending, but any blender or food processor would do. This recipe makes 1-2 servings, depending on how much you eat. It fills an 8 oz mason jar (before adding fruit/mix-ins).
1 c milk or non-dairy milk (Protein boost: substitute half the milk with yogurt…Greek is my fave)
1 tsp maple syrup
1/2 large banana (or 1 small banana)
1/2 c rolled oats
1 TB chia seeds
Your favorite fruit, topping, or other mix-in!
- Combine milk , syrup, and banana in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Mix the oats and chia seeds in an 8 oz mason jar. Pour in liquid and stir to combine.
- Stick in the fridge for at least 8 hours (longer is fine too).
- Right before serving, mix in your favorite fruits or nuts or seeds (or whatever you like!)