A year or so ago through my browsing of Instagrams and Pinterest, I landed upon the beautiful creation that is known as overnight oats or oats in a jar. It is a great way to switch up your morning oatmeal because it is cold and refreshing rather than hot and thick. And of course you would use the same ingredients in hot oatmeal as you do in overnight oats, I seem to think it feels like you’re eating more when you put it in a jar. Maybe its the whole layering concept? Not sure but it is delectable I can promise you that. I used to layer my overnight oats with greek yogurt and peanut butter, maybe some nuts, bananas… literally whatever. But anyhow, this time I decided to try to blend some of my protein powder into it. This was a difficult task considering my protein powder clumped up in the blender so I had to add more milk than I normally do but I worked it out in the end.
It looks like a jumbled up mess of fruit and oats just because I always blend it up with a spoon when I grab it out of the fridge, but I promise you it does look pretty if you layer it right and it definitely tastes pretty. Some of my favorite combinations are bananas with almond or peanut butter or pineapple, strawberries and mangoes. Use whatever fruit you have on hand because it will work out anyway. Also, I used frozen blueberries here but I occasionally will microwave my frozen berries before putting them into the jar I’m using. It works out both ways.
The protein powder gave it a nice sweetness which was unexpected and I loved it. I ended up putting some frozen bananas on top after I ate a bit of it because… why not? Frozen bananas are always a good time. The great thing about overnight oats is you don’t have to deal with the stress of making a breakfast in the morning or making oats on the stove just so you have a leftover pot of sticky oats to wash. Try this if you haven’t, you most likely won’t regret it in the morning.
- ½ cup oats
- 1 plum
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- ¼ cup raspberries
- 1 scoop vanilla SunWarrior Protein Powder
- ⅓ cup Purely Elizabeth blueberry hemp granola
- ¾ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- Put ¼ cup oats into a mason jar or bowl and set aside
- Blend ½ cup almond milk with the scoop of protein powder
- Add ¼ cup of the mixture on top of the ¼ cup oats in the mason jar
- Top with ¼ cup blueberries, raspberries and the ¼ cup granola
- Continue the layering and add more milk to the blender if necessary (powder can form clumps)
- Put in fridge for at least 6 hours or overnight preferably
- In the morning add extra fruit or nut butter: in my case, I added a plum