These Simple Vanilla Protein Overnight Oats contain very few ingredients, making for a simple, quick to-go breakfast option. Make them the night before and grab them on your way out the door the next morning.
I want to get real for a second.
Life gets hectic. For instance, right now, I am exhausted. It’s a Sunday evening, and I worked [blogged] about 24 hours this weekend, after working 40 hours during the week for my ‘day’ job. And that’s so far.
That’s not to complain. Yeah, I’m exhausted, but I love this blog and sharing deliciousness with you wonderful people. But, sometimes I don’t want to deal with making my overnight oats taste like an ice cream flavor you would see at Coldstone. Sometimes, I just want to throw it together in under a minute and go to bed.
That’s what this recipe is for. It’s to serve as your go-to, lazy-ass, tired-from-work, don’t-feel-like-doing-shit, overnight oats recipe. It’s to prevent you from skipping breakfast because you weren’t prepared, or from getting something less-than-healthy because, well, you weren’t prepared.
Besides all of that, these oats taste like dessert.
And, they are totally customizable. Here are a few ingredients you can throw in based on your preferences:
Chia seeds (ground or whole)
…the list goes on!
The simplicity of this recipe allows one of my favorite ingredients to shine: cinnamon. I am obsessed with the combination of vanilla and cinnamon, plus sweet almond milk. I’m done. It’s so good.
- ½ cup old fashioned oats
- ¾ cup almond milk
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ scoop vanilla protein powder
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- Combine ingredients in a jar or a small tupperware.
- Shake to combine well. Make sure the mixture is perfectly combined!
- Place in the refrigerator overnight.
What is your go-to breakfast when you’re lazy af?
Are you hungry right when you wake up or does it take you a while to build an appetite?
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If you liked this recipe, you’d love The Ultimate Guide to Breakfast On-The-Go! These Simple Vanilla Protein Overnight Oats are a featured recipe, serving as the base for other delicious overnight oat recipes. This eCookbook contains 20 simple recipes, meal prep and cooking tips, a four-week meal plan and accompanying grocery list.
Here’s a quick video on how to assemble these Simple Vanilla Protein Overnight Oats:
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