With protein overnight oats you can have your oatmeal and get your protein in! This simple breakfast packs over 20 grams per serving.
As I mentioned a couple times lately, I’ve been increasing my protein intake. The original overnight oat recipes I started out making don’t have much protein so I decided to come up with a new version to have on days I don’t have time for stove-top oats and I’m not craving a protein smoothie.
I love having oatmeal for breakfast, but during the summer months it can get too hot for warm oatmeal. Overnight oats are the perfect way to satisfy your oatmeal craving. You still get to chow down on a bowl of oats, but they’re cool and refreshing. Added bonus: they’re so easy to make and you can prep everything the night before.
I have a ton of different overnight oat recipes posted here on Eating Bird Food, but I love this one because it’s pretty basic and traditional so you can use it as a base and add your own flavors or toppings. If you don’t have protein powder on hand or simply don’t want to use it, you can use 1-2 Tablespoons of Greek yogurt instead.
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Combine all ingredients except the toppings in a small container, seal with a lid and place in the fridge overnight.
Bring out of the fridge in the morning and stir. You’ll notice that the protein powder, oats and chia seeds soak up a lot of the liquid so you may want to add a little more almond milk or water before serving.
Top with toppings of your choice and enjoy. I love berries and sliced almonds or almond butter.
Serving Size:1 serving with berries and almond slices