• 3/4 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1 scoop unflavored or vanilla whey protein
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup frozen and thawed cherries, halved
  • 1/4 cup almonds or hazelnuts, chopped


  1. In a glass container, stir together oats, protein powder, chia, cocoa powder, honey or maple syrup, and cinnamon. Pour in coffee, stir again, and cover. Chill mixture overnight.
  2. In the morning, place oat mixture in serving bowls and top with milk (warmed in the microwave, if you prefer), cherries, and nuts.
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