Protein Packed Overnight Oats
Oatmeal is great because there are so many ways you can change it up, add to it or mix up the flavor depending on the season or what mood you are in. In the summer I make overnight oats when I want something light and fruity. I add extra protein to my oats to make them even more filling and then I can swap my morning protein shake.
Oatmeal is one of the healthiest foods you can eat for breakfast. It’s loaded with nutrients and full of fiber. It can help control your blood sugar and helps keep your cholesterol low.
What Are Overnight Oats?
Overnight oats are a healthy raw breakfast recipe that consists of soaking rolled oats in milk overnight in the fridge. It has a similar texture to oatmeal, except it’s uncooked and preserves all the nutrients and healthy properties of the ingredients as no heat is involved.
- Dry rolled oats
- 1 scoop of protein powder
- Chia seeds
- Almond milk (or any type of milk you like)
- Fruit like blueberries or raspberries
- Vanilla Extract
- Peanut Butter
- Greek Yogurt
- Add oats, protein powder and chia seeds into a small bowl.
- Add almond milk.
- Stir until blended.
- If the fruit you are adding is frozen add it now so it has time to thaw overnight.
- Place in the fridge and leave overnight or at least 6 hours
The oats and chia seeds will soak up the milk, creating a creamy, delicious oatmeal thats perfect to grab and go on a busy morning.
Overnight oats are one of the most healthy breakfast choices with a high nutrient profile, including:
High fiber – chia seeds and oats are high in fiber, and one serving of overnights oats contains 6 grams of fiber.
High protein – these overnight oats are made with protein powder, so it’s one of the highest protein breakfast with 18 grams of protein per serving.
Low GI – these overnights oats with protein powder are high in fiber and low in carbs keeping your blood sugar level stable for longer.
Yes, you can use quick oats or instant oats or old fashioned rolled oats. Use whichever one you like the texture of.
Chia seeds soak up the milk and help thicken the oatmeal. Leaving it out might create a thin, runny oatmeal.
No, you can use any kind you like. I used plant based, organic vanilla protein powder but you can you whey protein powder or any flavor you like.
Make sure you keep your protein powder in an airtight container to prevent clumping. Mix well with the other dry ingredients before adding the milk.
Overnight Oats with Protein Powder
Learn how to make overnight oatmeal with protein powder, chia seed and almond milk.
- 1 cup oats
- 1.5 cup almond milk
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 Scoop protein powder
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.
Add almond milk and mix together.
Place In fridge overnight or for at least 6 hours.
Remove from fridge and add extra toppings if desired.
Substitute almond milk for any other plant or animal based milk that you desire. You can also use and flavor or type of protein powder.
Swapping ingredients or adding topping will change nutritional profile.