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Oats provide a gluten-free source of soluble fiber, an important nutrient for gut health. Oats are also a complex carbohydrate that provides your body with the energy it needs to function it’s best.
Cinnamon is a powerhouse antioxidant and spice. It contains high amounts of polyphenols, a type of nutrient that helps protect body cells from becoming damaged or harmed.
In moderation, dark chocolate cocoa powder may provide beneficial antioxidants important to reducing inflammation associated with MS.
Coconut contains medium chain triglycerides. This is a type of fat the body uses instantly for energy! However, the high saturated fat content makes it a treat to be enjoyed in moderation.
Almonds are an excellent source of protein, fiber, heart-healthy fats, and vitamin E. The fiber may help keep the digestive system running smoothly while the vitamin E content can help lower inflammation.
Bananas are high in carbohydrates, a type of sugar, that provide your body with a quick burst of energy. They’re also helpful with digestive regularity.
Combine Dry Ingredients Combine almond milk, oats, cinnamon, vanilla, cocoa powder, and coconut in a medium sized mixing bowl. Mix until ingredients are well incorporated. Cover and refrigerate for 4-6 hours, or overnight.
Serve & Enjoy Scoop into bowls and top with slivered almonds and banana slices. Serve cold or at room temperature.
Omit the almonds and coconut; replace almonds with seed of choice; omit almond milk and use soy, rice, or cow’s milk.
Oats are naturally gluten-free but may be contaminated during processing. For those with Celiac Disease, use gluten-free oats.
Make a double batch to enjoy for a meal or snack every day during the week.
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