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Making Overnight Oats with protein powder is delicious, easy, and a great way to enjoy a high protein breakfast. With just a few simple ingredients you can put together these overnight oats in advance to enjoy with various toppings throughout the week. In addition to using protein powder, I’ve also found sneaky ways to modify the ingredients and pack on even more protein.
If you’re looking for more healthy breakfast ideas I also recommend my Aloha Chia Seed Pudding, Easy Peppers & Sausage Breakfast Skillet, and Keto Bagels. As a woman, I am always struggling to get more protein in my diet. Not only is this recipe great for breakfast, but it also makes a perfect post-workout meal.
- Suggestions for Protein Powder
- Tricks to add extra protein to overnight oats
- How to make overnight oats gluten-free
- Overnight Oats with Chia Seeds
- How to make overnight oats with protein powder
- Toppings for Overnight Oats
- More Healthy Breakfast Recipes
- How to Store Overnight Oats
Suggestions for Protein Powder
When it comes to selecting a protein powder, I always look for a decent amount of protein, low carbs, and no aftertaste. Most protein powders are sugar free and finding a good tasting powder can be a challenge. Below are my top suggestions.
- Atkins Vanilla Protein Shakes are my absolute favorite. They are creamy and delicious, offer 15g of protein, and have no aftertaste. You can purchase Atkins Premixed Protein Shakes which are convenient and my preferred choice for this recipe.
- Targets Market Pantry Protein Powder is a great value with 25g of protein per serving. For this recipe, you would mix 1 scoop into 1 cup of your preferred milk.
- Trader Joes Protein Powders are probably the best value and taste great. They use pea protein and two scoops offers 20g of protein. You would add two scoops of this protein powder into one cup of your preferred milk for this recipe.
I enjoy the convenience of not having to premix my protein and often drink the atkins shakes after my workouts. For this recipe, I just poured 1 cup of my Atkins shake into a large mason jar to make my overnight oats. Since it is already sweetened, you do not need to worry about adding any sweetener which is also why I like to make overnight oats with protein powder.
Tricks to add extra protein to overnight oats
If you’re looking to add as much protein as possible to your overnight oats, using the right ingredients can make a big difference. There are certain toppings you can add which can really pack on the protein. Here are some suggestions below.
- Icelandic Yogurt: this yogurt is very high in protein and offers as much as 15g per container
- RX Nut Butter: this is my favorite peanut butter alternative. It comes in cinnamon honey and vanilla flavors and is made using dates and egg whites. It has the same amount of calories as regular peanut butter but offers 9g of protein per serving.
- Super Seeds: adding a sprinkle of super seeds like chia seeds, hemp hearts, and super seed mixes make great toppings that add a little extra protein and nutrients as well as a nice crunch texture.
- Granola: Brands like Kind make granola packed with extra protein. Their chocolate granola is 10g of protein per serving!
How to make overnight oats gluten-free
To make these overnight oats gluten-free, you only need to simply use gluten-free oats. Bobs Red Mill Gluten Free Rolled Oats work great for this recipe. Chia Seeds are natural gluten free
Overnight Oats with Chia Seeds
In addition to making my overnight oats with protein powder, I also always add chia seeds. Not only do they add additional protein, but they also help to thicken the overnight oats and give them a nice texture. Alternately, you can completely omit them if you prefer.
How to make overnight oats with protein powder
To make overnight oats with protein powder, first, you want to mix 1 cup of your preferred milk with protein powder according to your protein powder instructions. Most protein powders use 1-2 scoops per 1 cup of milk.
Alternatively, you can use 1 cup of a premixed shake like my favorite Atkins Vanilla Shake which is what I used in this recipe.
Next, simply add your protein powder with milk or premade protein shake into a tupperware container or mason jar, along with the rolled oats, and chia seeds. Stir and refrigerate overnight.
It’s that incredibly simple to make. The next morning you will have delicious thick and healthy oats. The fun part of oats is all the various toppings and flavors you can add.
Toppings for Overnight Oats
I know for many people figuring out what to top your overnight oats with can be a challenge. It’s almost become an art form. I have a list of ingredients I always keep around which allow me to mix and match to create different types of overnight oats. Below is a list of ingredients I like to keep in my home and two Overnight Oats with protein powder bowls I’ve created for you to copy or use as inspiration.
- Seeds: chia seeds, hemp hearts, super seed mixes, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds
- Nuts: pistachio, walnuts, pecans, almonds, macadamia
- Condiments: Manuka honey, rx peanut butter, hazelnut, apple butter, pumpkin butter, maple,
- Coconut Flakes
- Icelandic or Greek Yogurt
- Fresh Fruit: raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, cherries, banana, mango, kiwi, papaya, peaches, pineapple, apples, pears, dragon fruit
- Chips: chocolate chips, butterscotch, white chocolate
- Powders: matcha, beet, dragon fruit, butterfly pea
Raspberry Overnight Oats
For these raspberry overnight oats I first add a drizzle of nut butter and manuka honey. Then I sprinkled some plain pumpkin seeds and a super seed blend from Trader Joes. Last, I added fresh raspberries. This is one of my favorite flavor combinations and the seeds add a great crunch.
Tropical Kiwi Mango Overnight Oats
To make tropical overnight oats I first added a scoop of Icelandic vanilla yogurt to one side of the bowl. Then on the other side, I added cubed mango and kiwi. Last, I sprinkled the bowl with chia seeds and a sprinkle of coconut flakes.
More Healthy Breakfast Recipes
How to Store Overnight Oats
I used to store my overnight oats in a mason jar, but anyone who has done this knows it can be a bit messy and difficult to eat. They are however great for saving space. I recently found these amazing bowls that come with lids. These have been awesome for storing my overnight oats as well as many of my premade breakfasts. Overnight Oats with protein powder will last in the fridge for 3-5 days.
Easy Overnight Oats with Protein Powder
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup Atkins Vanilla Protein Shake or 1 cup milk and scoop of protein powder
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- Simply rolled oats, Atkins Protein Shake, and your chia seeds in a Tupperware container or mason jar. If using a protein powder, mix one cup of your preferred milk with your protein powder according to instructions and mix well. Then add oats and chia seeds1 cup rolled oats, 1 cup Atkins Vanilla Protein Shake, 1 tbsp chia seeds
Did you make these overnight oats with protein powder? Leave your comments below and let me know your thoughts!
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