If you work out in the morning or your morning routine is such that you have to get out of the door quickly then finding a complex carb fuelled breakfast that is high in protein and has the right balance of healthy fats can be a challenge – that is until you found this amazing protein packed overnight oats recipe.
Not only does this recipe taste great, it is super convenient and an absolute breeze to make.
You can play around with the ingredients as much as you like and to suit your tastes and needs but keep it as it is and you will be starting your day with 45.6g of carbs, 16.2g of healthy fats and 30.9g of protein – all wrapped up in 436 calories to keep you going until lunch or your mid-morning healthy snack.
80g rolled Oats
1 scoop of chocolate protein powder (25g)
235ml of semi skimmed or skimmed milk
1tbsp smooth peanut butter
1tsp chia seeds
1tsp maple syrup
In a glass jar or Tupperware container place the rolled oats, protein powder and chia seeds. Mix these dry ingredients together (this helps prevent the protein powder from creating lumps and sticking to the sides of the jar when the milk is added).
Add the peanut butter, maple syrup and then the milk and mix together with a spoon until everything has mixed together and there are no lumps remaining.
Cover and place in the fridge overnight (at least 6 hours and no more than 16 hours) to allow the oats to soften.
Hey presto, your overnight oats are packed with protein and are ready to eat – yum yum. If you fancy adding a bit of vitamin C then why not top with blueberries, banana, strawberries or any other fruit of your choosing.
Note: If you prefer a different flavour to chocolate then most protein flavours will work fine for this recipe, or if you don’t need the protein supplement then you can substitute the protein powder for cocoa powder. Maple syrup and peanut butter are also optional but add sweetness and healthy fats.