If you need an easy and quick way to have a nutrient dense meal for breakfast, my Cinnamon and Vanilla Overnight Protein Oats is the perfect recipe for you. These oats can be meal prepped on a Sunday and eaten through out the week. Plus, your entire family will love them! I am usually not ready to eat before I leave the house, so overnight oats are the perfect thing to grab before leaving the house and eat later on in the morning. These oats are a great balance of protein, carbohydrates and fats for a well rounded way to start your day.
The best part about the recipe is that I included flax, chia and hemp seeds which are essential Omega 3’s and most people are lacking on their daily Omega 3 intake! Omega 3’s are known as an “essential fatty acid” because they cannot be manufactured by our bodies so we need to consume them through our diet. This is something that many people do not know and these fatty acids are super important in brain health, cell structure and in regulating our inflammatory system. And they are perfect in these oats because they add great flavor and texture.
When I choose a protein powder, I am always looking for the a vegan powder with the cleanest ingredients. One of my favorite protein brands is Ora Organic Plant Based Protein. It is dairy free, gluten free and has 21g of protein per serving. The ingredients are the cleanest ingredients that I have found so far in a protein powder and there are no filler ingredients, artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, or preservatives.
Cinnamon and Vanilla Overnight Protein Oats (Vegan and Gluten Free)Print Recipe
- 1/3 cup gluten free oats
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp hemp seeds
- 1 tsp ground flaxseed
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 cup sugar-free almond milk or any nut milk of choice
- 2 drops liquid stevia
- Any desired toppings: walnuts, berries, banana slices or nut butter.
- Add all the ingredients into a sealable jar or bowl and stir until it's all combined.
- Store in the fridge for at least 4 hours, but it's best to soak overnight for creamier consistency.
- Add desired toppings and enjoy!