High in protein and fiber, these overnight oats made with protein powder and peanut flour pack an amazing punch to your normal oatmeal routine. Give this recipe a try, I guarantee you won’t be sorry. Perhaps the best part, no cooking involved in this recipe!
Overnight oats are especially wonderful eaten out of a mason jar on a warm summer morning sitting on your back deck, accompanied by a great big cup of coffee. A girl can dream right? Let’s be honest though, these oats are just as good sitting at your desk in the office. You don’t have to fumble with the office microwave or eat packaged processed oatmeal that ends up leaving you hungry an hour later!
Protein Packed Oatmeal
High in protein and fiber, these peanut butter and jelly overnight oats pack an amazing punch to your normal oatmeal routine.
- ¼ cup old fashion oats**
- 1 tsp. chia seeds
- 1 tbs peanut flour I use Protein Plus brand
- 2/3 cup hot water
- ¼ tsp. cinnamon
- 1-2 packets stevia or 2 small scoops of Extract powder
- ¼ cup frozen blueberries
- ¼ cup almond or coconut milk
- 1 scoop strawberry protein powder I use strawberry egg white protein powder*
- *Use Plant based protein to make vegan
- **Use certified gluten free oats for GF
- Add oats, chia, stevia and cinnamon to a large travel ready container (I use a mason jar) and pour in the hot water. Stir immediately and let sit 2-3 minutes. Add peanut flour and mix until all the lumps are gone. Add frozen blueberries and almond milk. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- In the morning, stir in protein powder and any other mix in’s you prefer. I like to add some fresh fruit and a few nuts for crunch.
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In the morning, you will notice the mixture has almost doubled in volume. Those chia seeds absorb about 6 times their weight in water, helping you feel fuller from less food. In addition to their filling qualities, another great reason to add chia to your breakfast routine (either here or in a green smoothie perhaps) is they contain omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium.
Peanut flour was one of my favorite finds when learning how to eat clean. I love peanut butter! However, I sometimes want the peanut butter flavor without all the fat and calories. Peanut flour can be mixed in as an ingredient (like in this recipe) or mixed with water to form a paste that tastes exactly like peanut butter (and is divine on a cut up banana). Peanut flour is high in protein and is a good source of vitamin E, folate, fiber, niacin, magnesium and phosphorus.
Peanut flour is essentially defatted peanuts (all the oil is removed) that are then ground into flour. The only ingredient in the peanut flour I use is peanuts. The flour retains all the great properties of peanuts; low in carbohydrates, high in protein and the removal of the oil makes it low in fat. All the properties of a great clean eating ingredient!
As a special treat for y’all since it’s Friday, here is a quick, but a killer ab blast workout for you. Remember when doing the slow controlled sit-ups, use your core not your shoulders to sit up. Don’t use momentum, you will cheat yourself if you do!