Perhaps you’ve heard of overnight oats. Otherwise, you’re new to them. But are they right for your lifestyle? That is, if you want a quick and easy breakfast or snack that will keep you feeling fuller for longer, the answer is “yes”if you know which type to make. There are many varieties of overnight oats recipes, but protein powders are often added to amp up the meal’s nutrient profile (and flavor).
Put the milk, yogurt and protein powder into a glass jar or similar container
Overnight oats are a great way to make a healthy breakfast. They’re easy to make, they taste great and they’ll keep you full until lunch.
Overnight oats are simple to make and take only a few minutes of prep time. All you need is some old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant), milk, yogurt and a protein powder of your choice. You can add any toppings you want fruit, nuts or seeds all work well.
Here’s how to make overnight oats with protein powder:
Step 1: Put the milk, yogurt and protein powder into a glass jar or similar container.
Step 2: Stir everything together until it’s blended well.
Step 3: Cover the jar and put it in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 4 hours so that it has time to gel together properly.
Step 4: In the morning, remove from the fridge and enjoy!
How to Make Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are a great way to start the day. It’s an easy, no-cook breakfast that you can take on the go. All you have to do is mix up your ingredients in a mason jar and let them sit overnight.
In addition to being delicious, overnight oats are also packed with nutrients and fiber. They’re high in protein — but not all protein powders are created equal. Some are made from soy or other non-vegan sources, while others contain artificial sweeteners or preservatives that aren’t safe for long-term use.
Here are some of our favorite vegan brands of protein powder:
Sunwarrior Classic Protein Powder
Sunwarrior Classic Protein Powder is made from whole grain brown rice and pea protein isolate. It’s free of dairy, GMOs, gluten, soy, yeast and artificial flavors or sweeteners — making it perfect for anyone following a plant-based diet (or anyone who wants their oats without any unpleasant aftertaste!). It contains 20 grams of protein per serving and no added sugars or artificial sweeteners. You can get this product through Amazon or on Sunwarrior’s website (where it comes in multiple flavors).
Close the container and shake it until the protein powder is fully dissolved.
I love a good bowl of overnight oats, but sometimes I don’t have time to make them in the morning. So I’ve been experimenting with ways to make overnight oats ahead of time and bring them to work.
The first method that came to mind was combining the oats with liquid and protein powder, then pouring the whole thing into a mason jar. I used this method several times before deciding it wasn’t worth the effort. In order for the oats to rehydrate properly, you need enough liquid so that they soak up the entire volume of oats. Because there’s no way to know how much liquid will be absorbed by your particular batch of oats, it’s hard to get it exactly right without spending some time measuring things out. Plus, when you shake the jar before opening it up in the morning, it sounds like something is breaking loose inside (it’s actually just clumps of oats).
So what about using dry ingredients instead? That seemed promising until I realized that adding dry ingredients directly into yogurt or milk would make it lumpy and weird-tasting.
Add the oats, and any other ingredients you want to use.
You can make your own protein powder or you can buy one at the store. If you’re buying a premade one, make sure to read the ingredient list to make sure it’s not full of sugar and other stuff that isn’t good for you. You want to see things like whey protein isolate and maybe some raw honey as ingredients (but not too much!).
The easiest way to make your own is by blending up a scoop or two of oats with some milk and a little bit of water. I like using almond milk because it has more protein than regular milk, but any kind of milk will do really well in these oats.
Add the oats, and any other ingredients you want to use. You can add chia seeds, nuts, seeds and whatever else you’d like! I sometimes like to mix in frozen fruit too (blueberries and strawberries are my favorites). Just add more milk if needed so everything mixes together nicely.
Cover it all up with plastic wrap or foil, stick it in the fridge overnight and then enjoy in the morning!
This recipe for making overnight oats with protein powder is easy and customizable.
If you’re like me, your mornings are hectic. You have to get out of bed, get yourself ready and do a million other things before making it to work on time. But as a fitness blogger, I also know how important it is to eat breakfast.
That’s why I’ve come up with this recipe for overnight oats with protein powder. It only takes five minutes to make and can be used as a meal replacement before hitting the gym. It’s also great for anyone who wants to start their day off right!
Overnight oats are super easy to make and require just four ingredients: rolled oats (or oat flour), milk (almond milk works well too), Greek yogurt or kefir, and your favorite protein powder. I like using vanilla flavor because it blends well with everything else in this recipe.
Try this tasty recipe for protein-packed overnight oats.
Overnight oats are a great way to start the day. They’re easy to make and you can customize them to your liking. Plus, they’re packed with protein, fiber and healthy fats — all of which make your body feel satisfied longer so you’re less likely to get hungry before lunchtime.
If you want to make overnight oats with protein powder, try this tasty recipe from registered dietitian Kim Galeaz:
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other plant-based milk)
1/4 cup low-fat Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla) OR silken tofu OR 1/4 cup cottage cheese OR 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal
This simple recipe makes tasty overnight oats that are also healthy.
You can, of course, alter these ingredients to suit your own tastes, but the important thing is to keep the ratio of liquid to oats about equal. Overnight oats are a great way for breakfast-haters (or those who, like myself, just aren’t very good at making breakfast in the morning) to get in their daily protein. If you’re using a plant-based protein powder rather than whey or egg white protein powder, substitute almond or coconut milk for the cow’s milk to complement the flavors of your protein powder.