How to make the best overnight oats with protein powder.
Overnight oats is one of the best new breakfast fads! It is a take on bircher muesli, a cold oatmeal dish popular in Europe. Traditional bircher muesli is prepared by soaking oats in milk or yogurt overnight so that they are soft and full of flavor in the morning. Many people add nuts, seeds, and dried fruit as toppings.
Overnight oats have exploded in popularity in recent years, in large part because it makes for a convenient, nutritious breakfast. A serving of overnight oats takes two minutes to prepare and will keep you full until lunch. Plus, there is nothing better than waking up to a breakfast that is ready to eat. I have friends who prepare overnight oats in a mason jar so that they can eat it on the go.
Oats are a great source of nutrition, but not protein. If you are looking for a balanced breakfast, you may want to add a scoop of protein powder to your overnight oats. I alternate between chocolate and peanut butter protein powders.
“I just finished my first bag and ordered 2 more! I Iove this stuff! I have IBS and every protein powder hurts my stomach…except drink wholesome!”
Why drink wholesome?
This recipe was made with drink wholesome chocolate protein powder. It is perfect for baking. Most protein powders are not good for baking because they are made with protein concentrates and isolates, foods stripped of everything but the protein.
Unlike real foods, protein concentrates and isolates are missing the nutrients that make food taste good. In other words, they turn delicious recipes into hockey pucks. With enough trial and error, you can make these protein powders work, but how much chalky overnight oats are you willing to make?
Another reason why drink wholesome is perfect for baking is that it is sweetened with monk fruit. Monk fruit, also known as lo han guo, is a small, melon-like round fruit native to Southeast Asia. Monk fruit sweetener is made by removing the seeds and skin, crushing the fruit, and collecting the juice, which is then dried into a powder.
We use monk fruit sweetener because it has a sweetness similar to that of sugar. Artificial sweeteners and stevia, on the other hand, are either way too sweet, or have a bitter aftertaste. Order samples to experience the monk fruit sweetness for yourself.
Now without further ado, here is the best high protein overnight oats recipe.
-½ cup rolled oats
-½ cup almond milk
-½ cup drink wholesome chocolate protein powder
-1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
-1 tbsp peanut butter (optional)
In a mason jar or small bowl, mix the almond milk, oats, and protein powder. Stir until combined and check to ensure that all of the oats are moist. Add more almond milk if needed. Cover your oats and leave them in the refrigerator overnight (or for at least 6 hours).
Note that you can customize this recipe in infinite ways. One of my favorite additions is a few slices of strawberry and banana. Enjoy!
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This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.