Overnight Mango-Oats Recipe

Some like it hot.

I do. I like it nice and HOT – as in the weather. And so I went back in time and made sure my ancestors lived in a warm climate. Enter: Mexico, which later turned into California, which is where I was born and raised. Or something like that, I’m bad with maps.

come at me ese


Since it’s summer and all hot oatmeal doesn’t go great with the hot weather. Plus, who wants to turn on the stove to actually cook something? Not me.

But, I have been craving something sweet in the morning (plus I’ve been eating eggs for dinner) so I threw together a summer inspired oats dish.

Overnight Mang-oats recipe

Summer time Mang-Oats Recipe


  • 1 scoop protein powder, vanilla
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 ripe mango (I used frozen, but fresh will work)
  • toppings: nuts, nut butter, rainbow sprinkles

Directions: Shake up protein powder, milk and water in a shaker cup.

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Mix in a bowl with oats, mango and chia seeds. Refrigerate overnight.

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In the morning stir and top with nuts or nut butter. IMG_2910 (800x533)

Pair with iced coffee. Enjoy!

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Question: What’s your favorite fruit mix-in for oats / cereal right now?


  1. says

    I have never made overnight oats before, but I am going to have to try this. I need to get more protein, and these would be easy to prep and then just take with me as I jump in the car to take my son to daycare in the mornings.

  2. says

    I eat oatmeal all the time but I have actually never tried over night oats! They do look amazing!! I will have to add it to my schedule sometime! I am so bad about eating breakfast lately now that I am not employed. I get up and the first thing I do is run so I don’t eat anything prior.

  3. says

    yum! my favorite has to be strawberries! so sweet and refreshing… with some nuts or granola for crunch! and if I’m feeling crazy maybe some protein powder to amp it up :)

  4. april says

    i love overnight oats with almond milk, plain greek yogurt, chia seeds, and fruit (usually blueberries or blackberries). so simple to make and very refreshing!

  5. says

    Those oats look so yummy! I know what I’m making for breakfast after I get back from vacation! I typically add apples and applesauce to my oats but I think for cold oats I’ll do berries. Yum!

  6. says

    That looks fabulous! What a great idea. I do a shake and go chia pudding but adding the protein powder, oats and more milk (100% non-dairy, in my case) is perfect a.m. fuel for hot weather runners. Thanks for posting the recipe. I’m going to try this.

  7. says

    I use blueberries, bananas and strawberries. I’ve been doing overnight oats lately because I’ve been getting up at 4:30 am to run and then I have to make it to work so it’s just easier to do that than fix breakfast. My husband actually prefers the overnight oats vs. the steel cuts we use to have every morning. He might be sad when I switch back.

  8. Katie D. says

    I HATE cold overnight oats. So gross!! I do make my oats in the morning (in an empty salsa jar) and then microwave them at work!

  9. Dana E says

    Made this for breakfast today (last night) and it was wonderful! Didn’t have protein powder, but the vanilla almond milk made it sweet enough with the mango (which a three fingered 1 handed blind person could’ve cut better than I did!).

    Great suggestion!

  10. says

    I just made my first overnight oats, or should I call them all day oats? I made them at 6:30 am and ate them as my 3pm afternoon snack. Let’s say I will making these for breakfast tomorrow! I used vanilla protein, banana, peanut butter&honey, flax seeds, almond milk and rolled oats…it tasted like banana pudding!! Yum!!

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