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Protein Overnight Oats Recipe | Delicious Chocolate Proats

This protein overnight oats recipe is the perfect grab-and-go healthy breakfast.

If you’re looking for an ultra-quick and nutritious breakfast, then give protein overnight oats a try. This tasty breakfast can be quickly prepped at night, so by the time you wake up, all you’ll have to worry about is the eating.

Oats plump up when left in liquid for a few hours, which makes them super-creamy and filling. They’re a great source of complex carbohydrates and fiber, and provide a slow release of energy and increased satiety (fullness) due to their beta-glucan content. They’re also incredibly low in sugar – great for when you’re trying to slim down.

Why add protein powder to overnight oats?

Adding protein powder to your overnight oats is a great way to increase your satiety and keep you full until lunch time, as dietary protein stimulates the release of a number of satiety hormones. Also, if you’re looking to maintain and/or gain muscle mass, you need to consume enough protein every day to support muscle growth.

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protein overnight oats

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Makes: 1 portion

Ingredients

Method

1. Start by mixing your protein powder, cacao powder and Greek yogurt, until few lumps remain.

2. Next, stir in your milk of choice.

3. Mix in the rolled oats and pour into a dish. Cover with a lid or cling film and place into the fridge for at least 2 hours or preferably overnight.

4. Once the oats have plumped up, remove them from the fridge and enjoy as a grab-and-go breakfast.


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MACROS PER SERVING

Protein Overnight Oats Recipe | Delicious Chocolate Proats

Nutritional Facts

Amount per serving

Calories 404kcal 108 Calories from Fat
% Daily Value *
Total Fat12g18%
Total Carbohydrates44g15%
Protein32g64%

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Jennifer Blow

Jennifer Blow

Editor & Qualified Nutritionist

Jennifer Blow is our editor and UKVRN Registered Associate Nutritionist – the UK’s register of competent and qualified nutrition professionals. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science and a Master of Science by Research in Nutrition, and now specialises in the use of sports supplements for health and fitness, underpinned by evidence-based research. Jennifer has been quoted or mentioned as a nutritionist in major online publications including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia, for her expertise in nutritional science for exercise and healthy living. Her experience spans from working with the NHS on dietary intervention trials, to specific scientific research into omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and also the effect of fast foods on health, which she has presented at the annual Nutrition Society Conference. Jennifer is involved in many continuing professional development events to ensure her practise remains at the highest level. Find out more about Jennifer’s experience here: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-blow. In her spare time, Jennifer loves hill walking and cycling, and in her posts you’ll see that she loves proving healthy eating doesn’t mean a lifetime of hunger.


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