These vanilla orange overnight oats combine the bright citrus flavor of orange juice with hints of vanilla for a delicious, make-ahead breakfast. This post is sponsored by Trop50 juice beverage.
If you’ve been reading EBF for any amount of time you’ll likely know that I’m a huge fan of quick, meal-prep friendly breakfast recipes, especially overnight oats. I think there was a year where I ate overnight oats almost every single day. Hence the reason I have a growing collection of different overnight oats recipes.
What can I say, I’m a creature of habit and when I find something I like I stick with it.
That said, almost every overnight oats recipe I have here on EBF uses milk or yogurt as the liquid and I thought it’d be fun to switch things up a bit with a citrus version using orange juice. I don’t know why I didn’t think to do this sooner because the orange vanilla flavor combo is so delicious and perfect for winter when we can all use an extra boost of vitamin C.
The orange juice I’m using for this recipe is Trop50, which has 50% less sugar and calories. It’s made with fresh oranges (not from concentrate) and adds such a lovely citrus flavor to this recipe.
As a health coach I get asked about ways to cut back on sugar all the time. One tip I always share is to check the beverages you’re drinking (besides water) because this is a place sugar tends to lurk. Things like coffee, tea, juices and even kombucha can lead to extra sugar consumption.
It’s also helpful to read labels and make sure you know all the alternative names for sugar (there are a ton!) when determining if a food item has added sugar. Jarred pasta sauce, nut butters and salad dressings are a great example of items where sugar is often added unnecessarily.
I hope you like this vanilla orange combination as much as we do! Enjoy.
Vanilla Orange Overnight Oats
- 1 cup Trop50
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- 1 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
- dash of cinnamon
- 1 Tablespoon chopped pecans
- 1/2 teaspoon orange zest (optional)
- Place all ingredients in a container except chopped pecans and orange zest. Stir until well combined. Seal with a lid and place in the fridge overnight (or at least a couple hours).
- Bring out of the fridge in the morning and stir. You'll notice that the oats soak up a lot of the liquid so you may want to add a little more almond milk before serving. Top oats with chopped pecans and orange zest.
If you make these vanilla orange overnight oats let me know how it turns out in the comment section or share a photo on social media. Just be sure to tag me (@eatingbirdfood + #eatingbirdfood) so that I see it!