Banana Date Overnight Oats


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So last weekend I traveled to Boston for the national annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE). I looooved the conference- met so many new people, tried so many fun new brands and foods at the expo, & learned so much about functional and integrative nutrition (my #1 love). 

While we were there we also ate SO MUCH. Like what's a national nutrition conference if you don't stuff yourself right? Plus a whole 10,000+ dietitians who totally get your love for nutrition and plant-based foods. Boston is also such a plant-based/gluten-free friendly place. So I found sooo many restaurants who offered some amazingly delicious gf/v meals. One juice/smoothie bar that I found was called Mother Juice and I tried the best kelp smoothie + some crazy delicious overnight oats. Like seriously they were amazing!!! So I had to recreate them once I got home and share because seriously (1) so delicious (2) so nutritious & (3) so easy to make.


Ingredients

  • 1 organic banana
  • 2 medjool dates, pitted  
  • 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon  
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seed butter (or any nut butter)
  • Fresh or frozen fruit of your choice  

Directions  

  1. Blend banana, two dates (pit removed!), almond milk, and cinnamon in a high-powered blender until completely mixed 
  2. Pour into resealable container and mix in oats
  3. Leave covered overnight and when you wake in the morning.... voila! Amazing overnight oats! Easy for on-the-go 
  4. Top with fresh or frozen fruit of your choose, drizzle with your choice of nut butter, top with granola or sprinkle with coconut shreds 

Nutrition Facts

Makes ~2 servings | Serving size: 1 cup 

Calories: 221 | Protein: 6 g | Fiber: 8 g | Carbs: 44 g | Fat: 4 g | Sugar: 6 g