Uber Chocolaty Overnight Oats

Prior to yesterday, I have only ever made overnight oats by combining Greek yogurt with oats and letting it sit in the fridge overnight. While I thought this combination was good, something always bothered me a bit about the texture. I don’t think the oats ever got soft enough for me. (Overnight barley bowls made with Greek yogurt, on the other hand, are delicious!)

Thankfully I decided to give overnight oats another go and used almond milk with the Greek yogurt. This combination suits me much better. Now I love ‘em!

Since I finally figured out that using milk with yogurt is the key to my personal love of overnight oats, I had to make them again for breakfast this morning.

I’ll call today’s batch uber chocolaty overnight oats.

Last night I combined the following:

  • 1/2 c. old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/4 c. almond milk
  • 6 oz. vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 heaping spoonful dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

Then, this morning I added frozen banana slices to the mix.

After stirring everything up, it was time to dig in.

If you’re a big fan of really chocolaty foods, try this baby out. I’m all for sneakin’ a little chocolate into my day first thing in the morning.


Before breakfast, I headed to the gym with Ryan to complete 20 minutes of cardio on the elliptical before taking a BodyPump class. After BodyPump, I met up with my friend Merri to take Sadie on a 20-minute walk.


(The above picture of me and Merri was taken during my bachelorette party in Chicago! Remember my busted up knee? Thanks, Sadie.)

Merri is officially moving to New York at the end of May and I am getting really sad about her departure. I told her yesterday that Ryan and I have to find a time this summer to visit Merri and her boyfriend. I really want to see the big city (I’ve only been once before and I was too young to remember) and I like to have a date to look forward to in the future when I know I’ll see her again.

For me, having a date set when you know you’ll see someone in the future makes it easier to say goodbye because it doesn’t feel so permanent. I remember when I was in a long distance relationship before I met Ryan, I always wanted to have the next trip on the books before the current visit was over, otherwise I’d be an emotional basket case at the airport.

Question of the Morning

  • Have you ever been in a long distance relationship?


  1. ivette says

    i’ve been in a long distance relationship for 6 years! my boyfriend and i started dating since we were fifteen & we’re still going strong. it’s actually better than ever!

    anyways, i recently started reading your blog & really enjoy coming back every day.. i decided i had to catch up with all the older posts so here i am:)


  2. Tracey L. says

    I’m wondering what type of chocolate cocoa powder you use. I’m sure some are better than others- any recommendations?


  3. says

    Thanks A LOT!! for giving the tip with combining overnight oats and yogurt (as a vegan I used soy yogurt which worked perfectly)
    It was AWESOME and so fluffy <3


  4. soraya says

    Hello! i found it interesting to make 😀 without feeling any boredom about oatmeal!! i have tried myself to make your oatmeal recipes but never tried this one. Anyway, can flaxseed substitute chiaseed? i barely can find chiaseed in my country due to the unfamiliar meal (i’m Indonesian).


  5. Megan says

    Hi Julie!
    I recently found your blog and I love it!!! I read it daily. I am working on becoming a registered dietitian so I love your health related posts as well as all the baby updates!! I noticed you love overnight oats and I do too! I eat mine with: oats, coconut milk, cinnamon, tiny splash of vanilla, frozen fruit and peanut butter! I know you love peanut butter so I thought I would share. 🙂 also I love that cinnamon includes other awesome health benefits!!



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