Protein overnight oats are an easy, filling, and healthy way to start your day! Pop them in the fridge and wake up to a tasty breakfast that’s ready to go.
There are things in life I am good at.
Applying makeup. Remembering random and completely useless information. Reading magazines. Playing double dutch.
Unfortunately, breakfast is not one of my many talents.
Don’t misunderstand me – I am a very capable cook. But rarely do I have my mess together early enough to prepare an actual meal worthy of fueling the first half of a day.
I can do a pop tart. A toaster waffle.
On a particularly bad morning (meaning I stayed up too late bingeing something completely useless on Netflix), I might just gesture towards a pan of brownies while I stare hopefully at the coffeepot, wishing coffee would magically appear.
We can’t all be good at everything. And I have accepted that I am horrible at mornings, and have learned to make it work for me.
You might think that I’d make it easier on myself by simply going to bed earlier. But that would be ridiculous – why give up 4 completely useless hours of my day in order to be more productive and energetic in the mornings?
Instead, I make my night self (AKA my GOOD self) help my morning self out by preparing breakfast in advance, laying out clothes, and setting reminders for all of the things I’m likely to forget in my grumpy, groggy state.
Overnight oats is one of those things my night self prepares frequently. I add protein powder to mine, which not only adds a healthy dose of protein to keep me full, but also some sweetness and flavor, which makes a bunch of sugar unnecessary.
If cold oats aren’t your thing, pop these in the microwave to heat up in the morning. Top with fresh fruit if you’d like, and enjoy.
You can also find this recipe for Protein Overnight Oats over on Food Fanatic, where I am a regular contributor of all things sweet. Enjoy and have a great day!