This easy make-ahead breakfast stars potassium-packed banana for sweetness, fiber-filled oats, cottage cheese for satiating protein and bone-strengthening calcium, and chia seeds to make it gel.
1 ripe banana, peeled
1/2 c. low-fat cottage cheese (preferably whipped)
1/4 c. unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
1/4 c. old-fashioned oats
1 tbsp. chia seeds
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
OPTIONAL TOPPERS: Sliced bananas, toasted walnuts, shredded unsweetened coconut, and/or ground cinnamon
- Place banana in a small bowl and microwave until softened, about 30 seconds. Add cottage cheese and mash until well combined.
- Add milk, oats, chia, and vanilla. Stir well, then cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight. Top as desired.