This Mango Coconut Overnight Oats will have you feeling like you’re on a tropical vacation at breakfast. Made with nourishing real food ingredients to power you through your day, it’s the ultimate no cook breakfast!
This Mango Coconut Overnight Oats is truly special and a bit different to other overnight oats recipes you may have seen floating around the web. Not only is it delicious it can also help ease period pain.
How this Mango Coconut Overnight Oats can help you have an easier period…
In a nutshell it all boils down to this secret ingredient …. Coconut Water
Sounds too simple to be true right?!
Well it’s not. Nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated to be effective.
This Mango Coconut Overnight Oats is made using coconut water and that simple ingredient can help to ease your period cramps.
Sidenote : Aim to not have cramps in the first place using these techniques.
Ok so let’s look at the nutritional profile of coconut water and see how it can be a very good ally when your flow arrives.
Electrolytes – coconut water is one of the highest sources of natural electrolytes which makes it an excellent gatorade substitute and workout drink. Electrolytes benefit muscle recovery and guess what your uterus is? A muscular organ my dear!
Vitamin C – helps with the absorption of iron keeping it in a biologically available form and protecting it from oxidation. Iron loss during menstruation contributes to feels of exhaustion and meh 🙁
Potassium – helps regulate fluid balance, muscle contractions and nerve signals. Potassium is essential for relieving bloating and highly recommended if you experience diarrhea during menstrual periods.
Magnesium – supports hundreds of chemical reactions in the body and is often referred to as a miracle mineral for menstruation. Studies show that magnesium improves abdominal cramps, tiredness and irritability.
Hopefully I’ve convinced you to give this recipe a try, so let’s move on to what you’re going to need…
The Essential Ingredients
- rolled oats
- coconut water – ingredients should be 100% coconut water!
The optional but HIGHLY recommended ingredients
- collagen peptides for added protein and blood sugar regulation
- healthy fat like MCT oil, coconut oil, nut butter for healthy hormone production
Bonus points if you sprinkle any of these warming spices on your oatmeal
- ground cinnamon, clove or cardamom
What other liquids can I use to make overnight oats?
I’m often asked if you can make overnight oats with other liquids, besides milk when in fact I rarely make overnight oats with milk as the base. When making overnight oats you have a great choice of liquids. I have used all of the following liquids with great success to make overnight oats:
How long can you leave overnight oats in the fridge?
The longest I have left my overnight oats in the fridge is 5 days. The longer the oats sit the softer they will become. So by day 5 your overnight oats will be very mushy. I LOVE my oats mushy so this has never been an issue for me but just something to keep in mind.
Can I enjoy overnight oatmeal warm?
Yes you certainly can! In fact if you cycle sync your diet and will be enjoying this recipe during the menstrual phase I’d have to command it. As per traditional chinese medicine practice cold foods bring cold to the uterus which makes it cramp up further. 🙁
How to warm up overnight oatmeal
Warm up your overnight oatmeal either on the stovetop or in the microwave. You may need to add a bit more liquid before warming the oatmeal through so it doesn’t get too thick and dry.
Can you use quick oats to make overnight oats?
I have never used quick oats for making overnight oats but I would imagine that it works. You probably wouldn’t need to leave the oats overnight either.
Can you eat oatmeal for dinner?
Ummm heck yes! I eat oatmeal for breakfast all the time! Have you seen my Zucchini Oatmeal recipe? It’s perfect for dinner.
If you’re feeling super fancy you can serve your Mango Coconut Overnight Oats in a half coconut and eat the coconut meat afterwards. Coconut meat / flesh is that white part inside the coconut. It is a rich source of healthy fats, proteins, and various vitamins and minerals. And helps to restore oxidative tissue damage.
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Mango Coconut Overnight Oats
- ½ cup gluten free rolled oats
- ½ cup coconut water (use up to 1 cup depending on how thick you like your oats)
- ½ cup frozen or fresh mango
- 1 tablespoon collagen peptides (optional but adds protein)
- 1 tablespoon MCT Oil (optional but adds healthy fats)
- Combine oats and liquid in a jar with tight fitting lid
- Add mango topping (do this the following day if you plan on warming up your oats)
- Place in the fridge overnight