Overnight oats, meets strawberry shortcake, meets yogurt parfait.
Say it with us: yum.
OH, and there’s 22 grams of plant-based protein per serving.
Like most of our recipes, this was inspired by one of those “oh no, I don’t have time to make breakfast and need something quick to eat in the car” mornings.
We’ve all been there.
With this fool-proof strawberry overnight oats recipe, you can have your (strawberry short)cake and have time to eat it too.
It’s a matter of mixing ingredients, placing them in the fridge, and letting time do all the work for you.
You got this. We believe in you.
And you don’t even have to make this into a fancy mason jar protein parfait. We fully condone throwing the oats, yogurt, and chopped strawberries in a bowl and calling it a day.
You can save that Instagram-able snack for tomorrow.
- Oat-rageous Antioxidants
Oats have always fallen into the bucket of “healthy” food, but most don’t know why exactly.
While oats contain beneficial antioxidants and plant-derived compounds called polyphenols (also found in things like olive oil), the most notable is a unique group of antioxidants called avenanthramides.
Multiple studies suggested that Avenanthramides may help lower blood pressure levels by increasing the production of nitric oxide. This gas molecule helps dilate blood vessels and leads to better blood flow. They’ve also been studied for numerous other potential benefits, such as their anti-inflammatory properties.
- Breakfast of Champions
We’ve heard “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” more times than we can count. But what’s more important is a protein-packed breakfast.
Studies have shown that the addition of a daily high-protein breakfast helped with weight management by preventing body fat gain and fewer calories consumed due to feeling satiated.
Ora Tip: Mix your overnight oats in an almost empty nut butter jar, so you get extra deliciousness in those side-scraping bites.
Please note, the nutritional information provided below is not inclusive of the coconut yogurt or fresh strawberries we layered the overnight oats with.
- Combine all the dry ingredients (gluten-free oats, chia seeds, protein powder) in a glass container that you plan on refrigerating the overnight oats in.
- Mix until well incorporated.
- Add in the nut butter and oat milk to the dry mixture.
- Mix well until uniform consistency forms.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight or for 4 to 5 hours and oats are soft.
- Split the oats into two even portions and place at the bottom of a mason jar or bowl.
- Add in a layer of fresh chopped strawberries on top of the oats, followed by a layer of coconut yogurt, then an additional sprinkle of strawberries on top for garnish.