Do you have a favourite food?
People ask me this ALL the time. And the answer is no.
I have SO. MANY. FAVOURITES.
I'm a foodie who happens to be a dietitian, so not only do I love all kinds of food, but I also love how food has the potential to enhance your life, to connect you with others, to keep you well and protect you from disease.
Today just happens to be the first day of Nutrition Month and so along with dietitians across Canada, I'm celebrating food, nutrition and health.
As a dietitian, it's my passion to inspire you to choose foods that will nourish your body so you can stay strong and vibrant as you age. So you can live your best life. All while keeping it simple and chilling out about ridiculous food rules.
Life's complicated. Eating shouldn't be.
So back to favourite foods. One of the simple foods that is tops on my list of favourites is natural peanut butter. It’s truly about the creamy, roast-y, peanut-y taste, but the fact that natural peanut butter provides healthy fats and protein along with some fibre, vitamin E and folate (hello healthy hearts), makes it even better in this dietitian’s books!
Today, I spooned natural peanut butter onto my dark chocolate, peanut butter and banana overnight oats. It's filled with fibre and protein for long lasting satisfaction to power you through your morning. And, it tastes...Really. Really. Yummy.
I thought I'd share it with you. Hope you enjoy it!
Happy Nutrition Month everyone. xo
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter & Banana Overnight Oats
Makes: 2 servings
1/2 cup quick steel cut oats
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup vanilla Skyr yogurt *
2 Tbsp powdered peanut butter
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tbsp chia seeds
Optional toppings: natural peanut butter, chopped dark chocolate, banana slices
1. In a medium bowl, stir together all ingredients until well-combined.
2. Spoon oat mixture into two glass jars, cover and refrigerate overnight.
3. When ready to eat, add optional toppings and enjoy.
* I use lower sugar Skyr for the protein and I love the vanilla-y flavour, but if you want, you can use plain Skyr to reduce the added sugar by about a tsp.
Download the recipe here.