I shared the recipe for the overnight oats I’ve been making lately on my Instagram stories, and several of you have tried them and loved them! I figured I might as well add the recipe here so you can easily find it if you want to give ’em a shot, too.
I have to admit; the first few times I tried overnight oats I was NOT a fan whatsoever. I thought eating cold oats was just plain gross, and even after heating them up they were still a little “blah” to me. I tried several different recipes and combinations using pumpkin puree, cacao powder, and all this other fancy stuff. Nothing was impressing me.
However, this combination is DELICIOUS, and a few others can back me up on that. ; ) I have even gotten used to eating them cold (mostly because I’m too lazy to get up and microwave them when I get to work #realtalk) and I like them that way! But you can eat them hot or cold – totally up to you! Once it starts getting super cold outside, I’m sure I will start heating them up again. Use a glass mason jar so you can safely stick them in the microwave if needed!
I snagged several mason jars last time I was at Michael’s specifically for overnight oats. They were less than $2 each. But if you wanna go the lazy route and have them delivered to your doorstep, here is a pack of 12 for only $8.78! (No shame there; I swear we keep Amazon in business.)
Keep in mind that this recipe (like all recipes) can be customized according to your preferences. If you like strawberries more than blueberries, or peanut butter over almond butter, feel free to swap them out! You can also use any milk/liquid you like. Sometimes I use unsweetened almond milk, other times I use 1% milk. It just depends what we have on hand and my mood that day! 🙂 Cow’s milk will obviously provide a little more protein than almond milk.
I also love that you can prep several of these at a time on Sunday, or whenever you like to do your meal prep for the week. Combine all of your dry ingredients and store them in the mason jars with the lids on, then the night before you plan to have that serving, add your nut butter, fruit and milk, and shake it up! It only takes a few minutes each night and you’ve got yourself a healthy, balanced and yummy breakfast all week!
If I workout in the morning (which I haven’t been doing much lately thanks to our new puppy), then I will usually eat this along with 1-2 hard boiled eggs. I’m a hungry gal after I workout (and honestly, most of the time). I personally love starting the day with a nice, substantial breakfast, but you do whatever works best for you!
5-Minute Protein Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder or collagen
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 banana sliced
- 1/4 cup blueberries (or berry of choice) fresh or frozen
- 1-2 Tbsp creamy almond butter
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
Optional Toppings: chopped walnuts, pecans, dark chocolate chips, or my ALDI Pumpkin Spice Granola Mix
- Combine all ingredients in a glass mason jar. Tightly screw on the lid and shake it to combine well. Use a spoon to stir as needed. Store in refrigerator overnight (for up to 5 days).
- In the morning, serve cold or heat up in the microwave for about 45-60 seconds! Add desired toppings.
Breakfast is served! As always, please tag me in your photos on Instagram if you try out this recipe! I can’t wait to hear what you think. 🙂
Until next time,
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