Make your mornings GREAT with this scrumptious, healthy breakfast.
Need an easy, high-protein breakfast that will be ready as soon as you get up? Try our high protein overnight oats recipe! Full of healthy, filling ingredients, these overnight oats are perfect to give you the energy boost you need to get through the day. Not only that, but these oats are ready in 2 simple steps– perfect for busy mornings when you need to rush out the door!
The Best Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are one of my favorite go-to breakfasts for busy weekdays or when I just really don’t feel like cooking. All you need to do is mix the ingredients up the night before, pop them in the fridge, and they’re good to go in the morning! We also threw some yummy toppings in, like sliced banana, chopped peanuts, and mini chocolate chips just before serving for some added texture and flavor. You can mix up your toppings, though, by swapping in different fruits, nuts, or anything else you may desire!
Benefits of Eating Protein-Rich Foods
This high protein overnight oats recipe is the perfect meal for anyone looking to get more protein in their diet. Protein is important for things like meal satiety, muscle building, and proper cell function. Many high protein foods also include essential nutrients like iron, calcium, and B vitamins. Eating a high protein diet is said to decrease hunger, increase feelings of fullness, boost metabolic rate, and protect muscle.
High Protein Ingredients
This recipe is packed with high protein ingredients. Things like Greek yogurt, peanuts, and protein powder are especially known for their high protein content. Oats, chia seeds, and skim milk also offer some protein to help boost this recipe to the next level. Not only do these ingredients give you a lot of healthy benefits, but the chocolate and peanutty flavors blend perfectly to please your taste buds, as well.
Make These Oats the Night Before!
Enjoy these overnight oats with just 2 simple steps! To make this high protein recipe, start by combining the rolled oats, skim milk, Greek yogurt, chocolate protein powder, chia seeds, and peanut butter into a container at night. Mix well, then place in the refrigerator. In the morning (or about 8 hours later), top with sliced banana, chopped peanuts, and mini chocolate chips. Stir it up and enjoy! Feel free to make a few batches at once for healthy breakfasts all week long!
Want another high protein breakfast idea? Try out our delicious 4-Ingredient Protein Pancakes next!
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High Protein Overnight Oats
- 1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 2 teaspoons peanut butter natural, creamy
- 1/2 banana sliced
- 1 tablespoon peanuts chopped
- 1 teaspoons mini chocolate chips
- Combine the first 6 ingredients into a container.
- Place in the refrigerator overnight.
- In the morning, top with banana, peanuts, and chocolate chips and enjoy!
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