11/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 ripe banana, mashed
2 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tbsp peanut butter, room temperature
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 cup gluten free rolled oats
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1/2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt

In a small bowl, stir to combine peanut butter and banana. Mix in cacao powder, chia seeds, coconut sugar, chocolate protein powder, vanilla, cinnamon and salt until thoroughly combined. Add in almond milk and oats and stir until oats are well coated. Pour the mixture into storage containers or mason jars. Cover and refrigerate overnight until the oats soften and the liquid has been absorbed. This dish can be eaten cold, or microwaved for 30–60 seconds for a warm breakfast. This recipe will make enough for two servings.

The foods you put on your plate really can make a real difference when it comes to mental health issues, including anxiety disorders. Like leafy greens, oats contain high levels of soothing minerals like magnesium. According to Cynthia Sass, RD, Health’s contributing nutrition editor, just a half-cup of dry oats provides a third of the recommended daily target for magnesium. “They also provide steady, even energy and are packed with antioxidants and nutrients involved in mood regulation.”