- 1 Cup Whole Milk
- 3/4 Cup Rolled Oats Old Fashion
- 1/2 Banana (Chopped)
- 1 Scoop (20g) Vital Whey Vanilla
- 1 pinch Salt
- 1 pinch Cinnamon (to taste)
Oatmeal is a breakfast classic, but have you tried overnight oats? Basically, overnight oats involve adding some type of milk to oats and letting them sit overnight. So instead of “cooking” the oats to soften them, you let them naturally soften for about 8-12 hours in the refrigerator. Overnight oats are usually eaten cold, which is especially important when you add non-denatured whey protein for an added boost.
Although oats are high in fiber and many B-vitamins, they are lacking one important thing- protein. If you just eat a bowl of oatmeal with no protein in the morning, you may find yourself quite hungry just a few hours later.
To fix the protein problem, we developed this healthy overnight oats recipe with protein powder for a delicious and nutritious breakfast. Our protein overnight oats recipe starts with the base of oats and some type of milk. We used whole milk because we love the creamy texture, but you could substitute it with any plant-based milk if you prefer.
We then added a scoop of our Vital Whey Natural Vanilla protein powder which adds 15 grams of protein to the recipe. If you choose to use whole milk, you are looking at a bowl of oatmeal that packs 30 grams of protein per serving, compared to just a measly 6 grams of plain oatmeal. That is the equivalent of eating about 4 eggs in the morning, but with way more fiber!
This healthy overnight oats recipe with protein powder is a blank slate for you to jazz up the flavor based on your personal taste preferences. We chose to add a banana and a bit of cinnamon. You could also add chopped nuts, nut butter, fresh or frozen berries, dried fruit, or diced apples. Really, this protein overnight oats recipe can be easily modified to fit any dietary restriction or taste preference. Enjoy this delicious and hearty breakfast!
Serving size: 1 jar
1. In a mason jar add milk and Vital Whey Vanilla and shake well.
2. Once mixed well and not lumpy add oats, salt and cinnamon. Place in the refrigerator overnight.
3. When ready to eat the next morning add ½ banana and enjoy. If you prefer it to be sweeter you can add maple or honey to your liking.