Best ever! If you’re a regular A Lady Goes West reader, you know that I’m a big overnight oats eater for breakfast. Not only do I like the fact that the oat combination is hearty, filling and full of a bunch of nutrients, I also like the fact it can be made ahead of time, so all I have to do is pull it out of the fridge in the morning.
Does anyone else get excited about breakfast time? I certainly do. Because I don’t work out in the early mornings these days, breakfast is the first thing I get to do after I wake up. It’s a lot easier to get out of bed when you can look forward to something as tasty as this little number I’ve got for you today.
I’ve toyed with tons of overnight oats recipes over the years, and I’ve officially found my favorite. Gasp! It features coconut, it’s high in protein, and you can thank me later.
Coconut protein overnight oats
You need all the usual suspects to make one serving, including the following:
- Old-fashioned or rolled oats
- Plain Greek yogurt
- Your favorite milk (I used plain almond milk)
- Your favorite vanilla protein powder
- Sweetened shredded coconut flakes
- Chia seeds (optional)
These ingredients I used were purchased at Safeway and Trader Joe’s, and the protein powder was sent to me by Healthy Skoop as part of a package I’ll talk more about soon.
To make the overnight oats, all you do is measure out the ingredients as stated in the recipe below and mix them together. Cover the container, place it in the fridge and enjoy it in the morning.
A few notes about overnight oats: I make about three or four single-serve batches at a time, and they stay fresh and tasty, so don’t worry about eating it right away. Also, you should take the overnight oats out of the fridge about 10 minutes before you plan to eat, so they can soften and warm up a bit. You can also splash a little extra milk on top on the morning, if you prefer your oats more moist. I do not.Try this DELICIOUS overnight oats #breakfast recipe to start your day off right ... Click To Tweet
If you care to know the nutritional value, this breakfast, depending on your exact measurements, runs about 400 calories with approximately 30 grams of protein. That’s an ideal breakfast in my book, and one that will keep you full through the morning.
The finished product, before being topped with a sliced-up banana looks like this …
Coconut protein overnight oats recipe
- 1/3 cup old-fashioned or rolled oats
- 1/3 cup of milk (I used almond)
- 1/3 cup of nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 big tablespoon of vanilla protein powder
- 1 big tablespoon of sweetened shredded coconut
- OPTIONAL: 1 teaspoon of chia seeds
- Combine all of the above ingredients into a bowl, and mix around.
- Cover the bowl, and put it in the fridge overnight.
- In the morning, take it out, and let it sit for a few minutes to warm up.
- Add your favorite toppings, perhaps a sliced-up banana, blueberries or almond butter.
- When I make overnight oats, I actually use more than the ingredients above by going with overflowing measurements. Meaning my 1/3 cup is much more than that, because the oats and the yogurt are actually filled way above the marker line and dangling over the edges. It's not quite a full 1/2 cup, but definitely more than 1/3. However, you're safe using the stated measurements above.
Questions of the day
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