Overnight Protein Oats

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This is one of those classic make-ahead recipes that's full of healthy ingredients.  It's quick, healthy and great for planning ahead.  I originally tried the overnight oats recipe from our girl, Lauren Conrad, but I added some different ingredients to fit my lifestyle . . . I made it vegetarian (& vegan) and added some protein via protein powder and hemp seeds.  My fiancΓ©, Marek, is obsessed and likes it even more than his previous breakfast favorite, Morning Quinoa!

Overnight Protein Oats (serves 1)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/3 cup gluten-free oats
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 large, ripe banana - peeled and smashed
  • ΒΌ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 scoop protein powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp hemp seeds
  • raw honey or agave to sweeten (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Mix your dry ingredients: oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, protein powder.

2. Add in the wet ingredients: almond milk, smashed banana & vanilla.

3. Refrigerate overnight.

3. In the morning, remove the bowl of oats and add hemp seeds, fruit and/or agave to sweeten

4. Mix it all up, serve cold, and enjoy!