These Strawberries and Cream Protein Overnight Oats are a great source of protein and healthy fats to kick start your day. They are a delicious way to increase your protein intake, and a great option for weekday breakfasts in a pinch.
If you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious breakfast that requires minimal effort and contains 28 grams of protein, look no further than strawberries and cream overnight oats. This delightful combination of fresh strawberries, creamy oats, and a touch of sweetness is a perfect way to start your day.
The best part about this recipe is how it uses such simple ingredients, but looks like something you’ve slaved over. It’s as easy as mixing the dry ingredients with almond milk, then topping it off with the greek yogurt ganache with very little added sugar.
In this blog post, we’ll share a simple and satisfying recipe for strawberries and cream overnight oats that you can prepare the night before, allowing you to wake up to a delightful and nutritious breakfast.
If you love healthy recipes and oatmeal you may also like to try my 15 Easy Protein Overnight Oats Recipe (Different Flavors) or my 11 Easy Protein Baked Oats Recipes (Gluten Free).
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ARE PROTEIN OVERNIGHT OATS GOOD FOR YOU?
Protein overnight oats can be a nutritious breakfast option. Overnight oats are made by soaking rolled oats in liquid (such as milk or yogurt) overnight, which softens the oats and creates a creamy texture.
Adding protein powder to your overnight oats can boost the protein content of the meal, which is important for building and repairing muscles, maintaining a healthy weight, and keeping you feeling full and satisfied throughout the morning.
However, it’s important to choose a high-quality protein powder. Additionally, it’s important to watch the portion size of your overnight oats, as they can be calorie-dense if you add too many toppings or eat too large of a serving.
INGREDIENTS FOR THIS OVERNIGHT OATMEAL RECIPE
You will need the following ingredients listed below to make this healthy breakfast option (the exact measurements are in the printable recipe card below):
- Gluten-free rolled oats or quick oats – It’s not required to use gluten free for the recipe to work, but you can if you want to lower gluten content. Can also use old fashioned oats, but stay away from using steel-cut oats in this recipe.
- Almond milk– any type of milk will work here such as soy milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, hemp milk, or regular cow’s milk.
- Chia Seeds – They help thicken the overnight oats by absorbing some of the liquid that might be seeping from the almond milk. Chia overnight oats are the best kind of overnight oats.
- Protein powder – one of the benefits of overnight oats is you can turn them into a protein-packed meal by simply adding in some protein power. My favourite protein powder is PEScience and you can use code BAILEY at checkout for a special deal on all their products!
- Strawberry jam – alternatively you can mash fresh berries in place of the jam.
- Non-fat greek yogurt – adding this will increase the amount of protein in the oats and also makes them the most creamy overnight oats recipe.
- White chocolate chips
- Optional toppings – fresh strawberries, more of your favorite milk, etc.
HOW TO MAKE THIS OATMEAL PROTEIN POWDER RECIPE
Add all oat ingredients to a mixing bowl or glass jar. Stir well and refrigerate for minimum 1 hour while you get the greek yogurt topping ready.
In a small bowl, microwave the white chocolate in 30 second intervals. Mix in with Greek yogurt, you can use a wire whisk to get rid of lumps.
Remove the oats from the refrigerator and add the white chocolate ganache to the centre of the oats. Put back in refrigerator overnight to set.
The next morning, top with fresh strawberries and grab and go!
BENEFITS OF OVERNIGHT OATS VS COOKED
The benefits of overnight oats are different when they are cooked vs when they are soaked. When you soak oats overnight, the process is much slower and longer than actually cooking them.
Soaking them helps the starches break down and will end up reducing the natural phytic acid. This may help your body utilize the oats nutrients more efficiently than if they were cooked.
CAN YOU WARM UP OVERNIGHT OATS?
Overnight oats are typically served chilled, however if you prefer your protein oatmeal warm, then you can warm them up. Either remove the greek yogurt and heat the oats up in the microwave, or you can warm them over the stove.
WHAT IS THE BEST CONTAINER FOR OVERNIGHT OATS?
There are lots of different options for protein overnight oats.
- Wide mouth mason jar – this option is very handy when prepping the overnight protein oats.
- Tupperware or meal prep containers – this option is great when you are prepping a bunch of protein powder overnight oats ahead of time. During the busy mornings you can just grab and go!
- A bowl – this is more so for the stay at home mom who may want to reheat your high protein overnight oats recipe in the morning!
CALORIES IN OVERNIGHT OATS
The calories in overnight oats recipes depends on many factors. If it’s a basic overnight oats flavour, something like a Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats it may be less calories than a recipe with a cream cheese greek yogurt ganache.
Something like an almond milk overnight oats will be less calories than an oat milk high protein oatmeal recipe.
An overnight oats recipe with protein powder will be more calories than a recipe without, however it will contain a lot more protein to keep you satiated throughout the day.
DIFFERENT VARIATIONS FOR THESE PROTEIN OATS
- You can use type of protein powder for overnight oats such as vanilla protein powder, chocolate protein powder, vegan protein powder, whey protein powder, etc.
- Add toppings of choice such as fresh fruit, dash of cinnamon, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, cottage cheese for extra protein, almond butter, brown sugar, coconut flakes, cocoa powder etc.
- Use different types of oats such as instant oats, old-fashioned oats, or even mix in some riced cauliflower. I would only recommend staying away from steel cut oats.
HOW TO STORE THIS BREAKFAST RECIPE
Protein overnight oats are a healthy and convenient breakfast option that can be prepared the night before. Here are some tips on how to store protein overnight oats:
- Use airtight containers: Store your overnight oats in an airtight container to prevent them from drying out or absorbing any unwanted odors in the refrigerator.
- Keep them refrigerated: Store your protein overnight oats in the refrigerator overnight to keep them fresh and prevent any spoilage.
- Use the right ingredients: Use ingredients that will keep well in the refrigerator, such as nut butters, protein powders, and fruits that are less prone to browning.
- Mix-ins and toppings: Keep any mix-ins or toppings separate from the oats until you’re ready to eat. This will prevent them from getting soggy or affecting the texture of the oats.
By following these tips, you can ensure that your protein overnight oats stay fresh, tasty, and ready to eat in the morning.
CAN I MAKE THIS RECIPE VEGAN?
Yes, you can easily make this recipe vegan by ensuring you use dairy-free milk, dairy-free yogurt, and dairy-free white chocolate. This base recipe can be easily customized to fit any dietary needs.
TIPS AND TRICKS FOR THIS MAKE-AHEAD BREAKFAST
- You can customize this recipe to your liking by using different types of milk or non-dairy milk, protein powder flavors, and toppings.
- If you prefer a sweeter taste, you can add a tablespoon of honey or pure maple syrup to the mixture before refrigerating.
- You can also double or triple the recipe to make multiple servings for the week.
Chocolate protein overnight oats are not only delicious, but they’re also a great way to fuel your body with the nutrients it needs to start the day. Give this recipe a try and see how easy it is to make a healthy breakfast that tastes like dessert!
Other Healthy Overnight Oats Recipes You May Like To Try:
- Chocolate Cream Pie Overnight Oats
- Tiramisu Protein Overnight Oats
- Blueberry Cheesecake Protein Overnight Oats
- Cinnamon Overnight Oats
- Coconut Protein Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup certified gluten free oats
- 1/2 scoop PEScience vanilla protein powder
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tbsp strawberry jam
- 2 strawberries, chopped
- 2 tbsp white chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup plain unsweetened greek yogurt
- Add oats, protein powder, chia seeds, almond milk, strawberry jam and chopped strawberries to a bowl or mason jar. Stir well and refrigerate for minimum one hour.
- Microwave white chocolate in intervals of 30 seconds. This should only take 2 rounds. Add in room temperature greek yogurt. I like using a whisk to get rid of lumps and get it nice and creamy.
- Remove oats from refrigerator, layer the oats with the ganache and put back in fridge overnight to set.
- In the morning top with more strawberries and grab and go!
I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla protein powder (use code BAILEY at checkout to save $$ on all their products)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 458Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 81mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 7gSugar: 25gProtein: 28g
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