Overnight Protein Oats

Vegan and Gluten-Free Overnight Protein OatsI haven’t had oatmeal in forever and decided that since I had just gotten a 90 detail promotion (woohoo!!) that I would change up my morning breakfasts a little. Why? Because my day starts a little later at work so I can get a good/longer workout in and I need a little more oomph to my breakfast routine once I get to work. This vegan and gluten-free Overnight Protein Oats is the perfect way to get me going at work and get the protein I need to refuel after some morning gym time.

My new work schedule has me working normal-people hours – you know, 8am-4:30. I was working 6:30-3pm and working out after I got home, but now with the later morning start I am able to get an hour+ workout in, which is great. However, when I get to work I am super-tired and my muscles are jumping. I’m thinking this means I need to replenish my nutrients, and not just with coffee! So in comes the overnight oats, which obviously is super-easy because. Hello, it’s just dumping everything in a plastic container and popping in the fridge overnight. But I added some raw chocolate protein powder this time … and I went and bought a new peanut powder to try. The PB2, which OMG kind of expensive but the flavor! This is the most decedent oatmeal I have ever tasted!

Vegan and Gluten-Free Overnight Protein Oats Vegan and Gluten-Free Overnight Protein Oats Vegan and Gluten-Free Overnight Protein Oats Vegan and Gluten-Free Overnight Protein Oats

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In a container with a lid dump in the oats, protein powder, and peanut powder then pour in the almond milk. Stir until it looks like it’s combined then put the lid on and stick in the fridge. In the morning warm up in the microwave – you may need to add up to a 1/4 cup of water to get a smoother texture. I like my oatmeal a little runnier so I use 1/4 cup water; if you don’t like runny oatmeal you may not need so much. Top the oatmeal with some nuts or cacoa nibs if you want to dress it up a little. This oatmeal tasted like a healthier version of the Peanut Butter Moo’d Smoothie at Jamba Juice. Yum!

Vegan and Gluten-Free Overnight Protein OatsOvernight Protein Oats, 1 serving

1/2 C Oats
1 Scoop Ka’Chava Raw Chocolate Protein Powder
2 Tbsp PB2 Peanut Powder
1 C Silk Light Vanilla Almond Milk
1/4 C Water

1. Dump everything except water into a container with a lid.
2. Mix well then put lid on container and put in the fridge overnight.
3. In the morning microwave for one minute.
Vegan and Gluten-Free Overnight Protein Oats4. Take out and mix then add 1/4 water if you want a runnier/smoother consistency.
5. Microwave 1-2 more minutes until desired heat.
6. Enjoy!

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