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I love making overnight oats before I go to sleep because they’re delicious and I get to sleep a little later since breakfast is ready when I wake up! If you enjoy large portions like I do, you’ll love this variation on the overnight oats trend. In the morning, just layer it up with fresh fruit and yogurt for a super-sized breakfast with a protein boost!
Overnight Oats Power Parfait
¼ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 tbsp. vanilla protein powder with about 100 calories per ounce
½ cup old-fashioned oats
1 packet natural no-calorie sweetener
⅛ tsp. cinnamon
1 drop vanilla extract
⅓ cup fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt
½ cup sliced strawberries
¼ oz. (about 1 tbsp.) sliced almonds or chopped pistachios
1. In a medium bowl, combine almond milk, protein powder, oats, sweetener, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and salt. Mix well.
2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours, until oats are soft and have absorbed most of the liquid.
3. Stir oatmeal. In a mid-sized glass, layer half of each ingredient: oatmeal, yogurt, and strawberries.
4. Repeat layering with remaining oatmeal, yogurt, and strawberries. Top with nuts.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 8 hours
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Nutritional Information: Entire recipe: 324 calories, 8g total fat (1g sat fat), 252mg sodium, 45g carbs, 7g fiber, 12.5g sugars, 21g protein
‘Til next time… Chew the right thing!