Scrumptious Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats
I’d like to kick off the recipe portion of this blog with my favorite meal of the day…breakfast!!! Ever since I can remember, I have always loved breakfast foods. I even eat breakfast foods for dinner quite often, mainly because I find breakfast foods to be the most satisfying, but also the most nutritionally balanced. Typically, you’ve got your protein, may it be eggs, beans, tofu, or a meat combined with some type of grain, and most likely you’ve thrown in a few other foods in there like sliced avocado or even some fruit to sweeten the deal.
Que my favorite breakfast of them all, overnight oats. If you’re like me and can’t be bothered in the morning to prepare yourself something to eat, then overnight oats are for you! However, whatever time you make up for in the morning, you must compensate for at night. I usually make 3-4 days’ worth of overnight oats so I don’t have to keep making them each night. I could make more, but I’d rather spend more time relaxing during the evenings than cranking out a week’s worth of oats.
Over this past year, I have perfected my Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats down to the gram, and I’m finally ready to share it with my devoted followers (that’s a joke because I don’t have any……yet). These oats are creamy, filling, SO satisfying with a hint of sweetness to get you through your morning. For me, these oats are so incredibly delicious that I shed a tear after every jar I blissfully devour.
Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats
½ c (50 g) whole grain rolled oats
1 tbsp (12 g) chia seeds
1 scoop (12 g) vanilla protein powder (I use Nuzest)
2 tbsp (26 g) yogurt of choice (I use Nancy’s plain whole milk yogurt)
½ c milk of choice (I like cashew)
½ banana, chopped into chunks
½ c (70 g) frozen strawberries
1. Combine oats, chia seeds, and protein powder in a mason jar. Stir to combine.
2. Add yogurt then milk. Stir to combine.
3. Add banana, give it a stir, then add strawberries and stir to get everything incorporated.
4. Put lid on mason jar and refrigerate overnight for best texture, at least 6 hours.
Will keep in refrigerator for 3-4 days.