Mint Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats and a Giveaway [Closed]

mint chocolate chip overnight oats | almost getting it together

As usual, I’m behind the times on green recipes. Since my birthday falls 10 days before St. Patrick’s Day, clearly I have other priorities in March.

I had actually been craving a shamrock basic b***h shake (i.e. a mint flavored smoothie in my world) but when I made it I just felt… basic and unoriginal. Maybe I’ll still post it because it was pretty good but whatever. (Has anyone seen the nutrition facts on a real Shamrock Shake? Ew. Just ew. I saw them while looking one up to show Davida what they were).

Then it came to me – mint chocolate chip overnight oats. I remembered I had Peppermint NuStevia and had yet to try that flavor. I actually originally made this with just mint and it wasn’t minty enough. True peppermint extract scares me because of a peppermint extract overdose incident (if a recipe calls for 1/8 tsp of peppermint don’t increase it) so I was glad to have a little dropper that held me accountable.

This oatmeal was amazing. So good I had to text Angela to tell her. Honestly it’s vaguely scary looking – I’m kind of self-conscious about how my food looks anyway (#foodbloggerprobs) and I was really self-conscious of this guy. But whatever, get festive and make a jar now – they’ll probably be great hangover food on the 18th. (Off topic: for a while, a kale smoothie was my go-to hangover cure.) Plus – they’re gluten free and vegan!

Mint Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats

mint chocolate chip overnight oats | almost getting it together

Sorry these photos are dark – natural light is no joke.

Mint Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats and a Giveaway [Closed]
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 cups spinach
  • ½ large banana
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 sprig fresh mint
  • 5 drops peppermint NuNatuals Stevia
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened carob chips
Instructions
  1. Put spinach, banana, almond milk, cacao powder, fresh mint, and peppermint stevia in your blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Put oats and chia seeds in a jar and shake to combine.
  3. Pour blender mixture into jar.
  4. Add carob chips to jar mixture.
  5. Shake well to combine.
  6. Refrigerate overnight and in the morning, top with Greek yogurt or additional carob chips!
  7. Try not to be self-conscious of your breakfast.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 333 Fat: 10.4 Saturated fat: 3.2 Carbohydrates: 57.0 Sugar: 12.2 Sodium: 166 Fiber: 14.5 Protein: 12.5

 

Now you can #getlucky and win a NuStevia prize pack that includes the peppermint, cherry vanilla and lemon flavors! I’m giving away four prize packs and this is open WORLDWIDE. You’ll also get some NuStevia packets for sweetening on the go. If you don’t think you’re lucky, you can score 15% off your purchase with BLG0614 on nunaturals.com.

Now for the not so lucky part… I am not currently self-hosting and the free version of WordPress has some serious limitations, so you have to enter by going to the Rafflecopter page. I hope this doesn’t deter you from entering. Feel free to leave me a comment or shoot me an e-mail if you have any problems entering and I’ll help you out. This giveaway ends at 12:00 a.m. on Monday, March 17th so enter now!

The giveaway is sponsored by NuNaturals but all opinions and recipe creations are my own. I was not paid for this post.

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What was your most memorable (or least memorable… haha) St. Patrick’s Day ever?

45 comments on “Mint Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats and a Giveaway [Closed]

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jessielovestorun on March 13, 2014 8:20 am

Why am I lucky??? Um because I’ve “met” you here & not only are you awesome, but you’ve come up w/ one delicious sounding recipe.

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Almost Getting It Together on March 15, 2014 11:19 am

YOU’RE THE CUTEST! xo I’m lucky that I’ve “met” you too (and if you make it to Western PA while you’re home, we should meet up!)

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Davida @The Healthy Maven on March 13, 2014 11:34 am

I was gonna write something corny but then Jessie got there but I’ve actually met you so I win. But for realz I’m pretty damn lucky to have met my evil soul sister (by evil I mean we’re both evil DUHHHHH).

REAL lucky would be you getting a job at the hockey hall of fame and moving here.

You are awesome. Shamrock shakes are not. McDs fries in foreign countries are. Your oats are terrifying but I’d eat them. I’m making these tomorrow but with mint extract cause you haven’t rigged the giveaway for me yet.

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Almost Getting It Together on March 15, 2014 11:18 am

I hope you made them and loveeeed them and you’re having so much fun in NYC and instead of going home can you hop a flight to Pittsburgh? I’ll pick you up at the airport with a bottle of wine, I live like 10 minutes away.

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Ang @ Nutty for Life on March 13, 2014 12:54 pm

Cass this sounds so good. I can’t wait to give it a try. Maybe this should be my birthday morning breakfast! I’ll just have to sub out the stevia since I don’t have any… unless I win your giveaway ;) We should also just take the self-hosted plunge together so that we can complain to each other when we’re confused and will not feel guilty about it.

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Almost Getting It Together on March 15, 2014 11:18 am

Yes, the first weekend you come home, after we get back from Toronto of course, we should get our self-hosting plans together. Can you believe I asked my dad to pay to redesign and self-host my blog for my birthday?

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chasingchels on March 13, 2014 1:22 pm

Mm i love st patty’s day haha. I have yet to hit the parade downtown (won’t be happening this year either), but I did go out in southside two years ago now, and it was quite the experience haha. I was sobering up by that point thankfully (I’m a fan of drinking earlier on that day and then taking it easy as the day goes on and enjoy watching everyone else get loony toons), but I’m pretty sure I was the only one, so the shenanigans I witnessed were crazy. Saturday should be interesting for sure haha

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Almost Getting It Together on March 15, 2014 11:17 am

Good luck today… definitely not envying you being out in the crowd haha. Hopefully I don’t get dragged out to SS…

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meg maguire on March 13, 2014 2:25 pm

Luckiest thing that happened to me– I was on vacation in Ecuador (lucky in itself!) and I went for a 8 mile run down the beach. It was COMPLETELY deserted and I looked down and saw a 20$ bill. You know how stories always end this way when they’re lame? Well, this really happened! I bought my friends breakfast with my new-found riches

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Almost Getting It Together on March 15, 2014 11:16 am

I love that you were able to buy all your friends breakfast for $20 in Ecuador.

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. on March 13, 2014 6:51 pm

I have a serious weakness for the mint chocolate combo, but I’m totally afraid of peppermint extract because it seems so… potent :shock: I’m always scared that I’d add too much and end up with mouthwash or toothpaste :lol: These look delicious, though, and I’m loving the added spinach. I’ve been slacking on my veggies and tossing my greens into smoothies, but oats definitely sound like a good option as well.

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Almost Getting It Together on March 15, 2014 11:16 am

I have a serious mint chocolate weakness too. The peppermint extract is SO potent. It almost makes sense to buy a dropper for the extract bottle… because I have definitely had mouthwash smoothies trying to add peppermint extract :)

Speaking of sneaking veggies in – I made Angela’s spinach muffins – definitely amazing, I think they would be right up your alley!

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corn95 on March 13, 2014 7:39 pm

Luckiest thing to happen to me? Ha probably winning a coffee from Tim hortons roll up the rim! I’m not lucky at all…

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Almost Getting It Together on March 15, 2014 11:15 am

WHOA Tim Horton’s coffee is definitely lucky! After hockey players, TH is def my fave thing about Canada.

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DaintyMoiselle on March 14, 2014 12:25 am

I’m usually not a lucky person so winning this giveaway would be the luckiest thing to happen to me!

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Almost Getting It Together on March 15, 2014 11:14 am

If it weren’t for bad luck I wouldn’t have any!

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Arman @ thebigmansworld on March 14, 2014 4:18 am

Geebuz. This is so rare. A giveaway which is WORLDWIDE baha!

Umm… So I need to bite my tongue as I used to think mint chocolate could only be left for ice cream but no….put with after dinner mints. Amazing. And spinach in oatmeal? Never done that but coming from you, I am not surprised.

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Almost Getting It Together on March 15, 2014 11:13 am

I know! I have so many international readers (prepping for my arrival to Australia, of course) that I would have like 3 entries if it were US-only.

I seriously put spinach in everything. I think whatever spinach I’m buying is laced with MSG so I’m addicted. Do you think I could get a sponsorship deal with a spinach company?

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Arman @ thebigmansworld on March 15, 2014 6:10 pm

Probably not. I’ve read of people eating costo sized boxes of spinach in a WEEK.

Here its $3 for 120 grams if your lucky!

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Almost Getting It Together on March 15, 2014 9:30 pm

…I’m that person. I eat a Costco container of spinach a week. It’s kind of expensive here too… that’s why I buy Costco spinach haha.

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Arman @ thebigmansworld on March 16, 2014 12:37 am

This is why your awesome. And why we’re friends. And also…I hope you’ll meet up with me and Davs when I hightail it to NYC.

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Almost Getting It Together on March 18, 2014 10:25 pm

UH WITHOUT A DOUBT. Tell me a date and I’m there.

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Megan (The Lyons' Share) on March 14, 2014 9:10 am

That’s amazing!! I never would have thought to put spinach in overnight oats, but I am so intrigued. I love spinach in anything. I think the luckiest thing that has happened to me would be meeting my now-husband on move-in day of college!

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Almost Getting It Together on March 15, 2014 11:12 am

That is insanely lucky… and insanely adorable.

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Lesley on March 14, 2014 10:31 am

I definitely had a “least memorable” st Patty’s day Freshman year of college. Didn’t make it out of the dorm. We’ve all had one of those, right?

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Almost Getting It Together on March 15, 2014 11:11 am

Haha funny enough, I think that was my freshman year St Patty’s Day, too!

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healthnutjulie on March 14, 2014 2:48 pm

omggggg I didn’t know they made stevia in peppermint! I NEED THAT NOW. I was just thinking about mixing peppermint into my oatmeal and greek yogurt (I already add cocoa and I’m obsessed with anything mint choco. chip) THANK YOU FOR THE INSPIRATION. I can die happy now :)

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Almost Getting It Together on March 15, 2014 11:11 am

Um why have I not thought about mixing peppermint into my greek yogurt with cocoa? THANK YOU for the inspiration haha!

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snacksnarkbark on March 14, 2014 11:57 pm

Hmmmmm….I love all things mint and chocolate (I need to get a Shamrock Shake this wknd before it goes away!) But confession time: I’ve never had overnight oats. The cold, consistency factor kind of scares me but I would be willing to try this in a heartbeat!

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Almost Getting It Together on March 15, 2014 11:10 am

You can always microwave overnight oats… that’s what my dad does!

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lovechocolatelife on March 15, 2014 3:01 pm

I normally only make mint chocolate chip shakes… and one time I added WAY TOO MUCH peppermint extract. It was absolutely terrible. I couldn’t even drink half of the shake so less is def more in this case. I never thought of peppermint oats so I’m curious and will have to try it out, great recipe !!

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Almost Getting It Together on March 18, 2014 10:25 pm

Why is peppermint so dangerous??

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Miss Polkadot on March 15, 2014 3:20 pm

Adding fresh mint leaves is a great idea and how I never tried that when preparing my oats but only a rather flavourless version cooking them in peppermint tea is beyond me.
Tough question about being lucky but I’d say the luckiest happening[s] in my life are having a wonderful family and getting to know great friends. Yes, it’s cheesy but you asked and that’s an honest answer :) .

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Almost Getting It Together on March 18, 2014 10:26 pm

I haven’t tried cooking my oats in tea… but I bought three boxes of sugar cookie tea to do just that and haven’t done it yet!

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The Running Chef on March 16, 2014 8:09 am

Yummmm! That is very clever, would be great to enjoy on a Meatless Monday….especially this one that falls on St. Patricks day! I havent tried the Shamrock shake…..dont shoot me haha, but I try to stay away from McDonalds as much as I can!

I am afraid I do not really celebrate it….so not really sure I have any memories….I remember being given a Guiness top hat in England once, but thats about it haha!

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Almost Getting It Together on March 18, 2014 10:24 pm

Definitely don’t feel bad about never having McDonalds… you’re better for it.

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jillconyers on March 16, 2014 9:57 am

So happy to have found your blog! Mint chocolate chip is one of my favorite flavor combos and I love oats! Win-win!

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Almost Getting It Together on March 18, 2014 10:24 pm

Glad you love both! Who could not love mint chocolate chip OR oats?

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Molly Laycock on March 16, 2014 12:09 pm

Im super unlucky, I never win anything!

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Kierston on March 16, 2014 3:02 pm

I do enjoy the fresh mint you added to your oats! I love the lemon flavoured NuNaturals drops. So delish.

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Almost Getting It Together on March 18, 2014 10:24 pm

I have those but haven’t tried them yet… how do you use yours?

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Alexis @ Hummusapien on March 26, 2014 9:08 pm

This looks PERFFFF. I have that exact stevia from a package NuNtaurals stevia so it’s a sign that I totally have to make this, right? Right.

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Almost Getting It Together on March 27, 2014 7:59 am

Yes, it means exactly that! Definitely try it!!

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