Vegan Banana-Berry Overnight Oats
Exciting news (well exciting for me anyway)! I am officially done working for the summer. Now its time for a little bit of fun before I head to school to start my first year of Dental school (brb peeing my pants). I am heading to Nashville to visit my sister in a few days and OMG too excited. I’ve done virtually nothing fun this summer except spend a few days with friends. The rest of my summer was spent working 24/7, exercising, and sleeping (hardly- ok maybe not hardly but not as much as I would like). While my summer may have been a bit on the boring side, these oats are nothing of the sort! There are lots of different flavors used in these oats & they have lots of protein to keep you full!
I was on an overnight oats kick for a while and would bring a different variation to work every day by switching up the fruits and seasonings/almond milk I used. This combo is BY FAR my favorite so I thought that I would share it with you! I have done another post on 3 of my favorite overnight oats recipes which you can find here: Overnight Oats- 3 ways .
This recipe is vegan (yay for all my vegan friends!) and super healthy, tasty, and free of any added sugar. Using plain oats instead of instant/flavored is a great switch to make if you are looking to lower your processed sugar consumption. Plus buying plain bulk oats is cheaper anyway!
To make this deliciously amazing breakfast you will need:
1/3 cup gluten free oats (or regular if not gluten free)
1 scoop Sunwarrior Vanilla Vegan Protein Powder (or other vegan protein)
3 tablespoons Raspberry Coconut milk Yogurt
2/3-1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (depending on desired consistency)
1 tsp (idk didn’t measure- but it was lots) cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup blueberries
2/3 cup strawberries
Directions: Mix together the oats, almond milk, yogurt, protein powder, cinnamon, and vanilla extract in a bowl. Then wash and slice your fruit. I like to layer my oats and fruit in a mason jar so first I pour a bit of the oat mixture in and then add all of the blueberries. Then I add more oats and added the sliced banana followed by more oats again and the sliced strawberries. The flavor of these oats is amazing & I love that these incorporate 3 of my favorite fruits 🙂
I generally use the same basic recipe for my overnight oats but will change up the yogurt flavor/omit yogurt, use unsweetened chocolate almond milk/coconut milk/cashew milk, use different fruits/add ins like coconut, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, nuts, etc. There are so many different variations that you can make with these. Get creative!
I am including the nutritional information below so you can see the carbs/fat/protein breakdown and all that jazz (idk new phrase I’ve picked up).
Total Fat 8 g 12 %
Saturated Fat 1 g 7 %
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 6 mg 2 %
Sodium 602 mg 25 %
Potassium 561 mg 16 %
Total Carbohydrate 55 g 18 %
Dietary Fiber 11 g 43 %
Sugars 23 g
Protein 26 g 53 %
Vitamin A 9 %
Vitamin C 114 %
Calcium 42 %
Iron 24 %
Lots of healthy carbs, protein, fiber and natural sugars in this recipe! What is your favorite breakfast food? Do you have a go-to quick breakfast?? I definitely like to prep my work week/school week breakfasts the night before so I can save time!