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9 Overnight Oats with Personalized Protein Powder Recipes

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

But getting a nutritious, filling breakfast ready in the morning can be a pain. When we’re rushing out the door as our day is just beginning, we all too often neglect to take the time to start the morning with a healthy meal.

And when we miss breakfast, we can run at an energy deficit, leading us to get fatigued early in the day or overeat at our next meal. This all feeds into a vicious cycle where we can’t get into the good habit of eating a healthy breakfast.

Overnight oats are an easy meal to make ahead of the morning rush so you can enjoy a healthy morning meal even if you're running late.

And when you include a serving of Personalized Protein Powder in your overnight oats, you’re packing your breakfast with significant nutritional benefits.

What Are Overnight Oats?

Your familiarity with oats may be more associated with oatmeal, which is usually cooked on the stovetop or in the microwave. 

However, overnight oats are made with a no-cook method — as the name suggests, it's a method of preparing food that doesn’t require standard cooking methods that use heat; stovetop cooking, roasting in the oven, or heating in the microwave.

Their no-cook method makes them a super easy meal to have in the mornings when you’re short on time. 

How Do You Prepare Overnight Oats?

It takes about two hours of soaking to make oats edible with conventional methods. All you need to do with overnight oats is add your desired liquid — like milk or almond milk — to the oats the night before, and leave them in the fridge overnight.

By the time you get up for breakfast, your oats are saturated and ready for you to enjoy.

Overnight oats are also a versatile option because they serve as a plain base to which you can add a variety of toppings. From chia seeds to fresh fruit or peanut butter, you can make your overnight oats more tasty and nutritious with little effort.

You can also add Personalized Protein Powder to overnight oats for an added boost and benefit.

Why Should I Add Protein Powder to Overnight Oats?

Don’t get us wrong — oats are a nutritional breakfast to begin with. They are rich in dietary fiber and minerals like magnesium, iron, and phosphorus. Just half a cup of oats has five grams of protein.

But when you combine your overnight oats with all the benefits you get from a protein powder like the one offered at Gainful, you’re packing your already healthy breakfast with even more nutritional benefits.

At Gainful, we offer Personalized Protein Powders that are tailored to your unique goals. We recommend you a unique supplemental blend based on your body type, dietary restrictions, exercise frequency , and the type of exercise you do throughout the week. Get your Personalized Protein Powder recommendation after completing our brief quiz.

Personalized Protein contains several beneficial ingredients and includes all of the essential amino acids. Let’s take a closer look at what you can expect from your protein. 

Proteins

Personalized Protein Powder can contain any of several proteins, which are the star players. Organic pea protein, brown rice protein, whey protein concentrate, or whey protein isolate work to ensure you are fueling your body. The protein(s) included in your blend are selected based on your dietary preferences or allergies.

Depending on your personalized blend, you could get anywhere from 19g to 27g of protein in a single serving of your supplement. Add that to your overnight oats, and you’ve got a protein-packed breakfast.

BCAA extract

Branched-chain amino acids are a cornerstone in protein supplements. They are a group of amino acids that positively affect muscle growth and recovery time after a workout. BCAAs like isoleucine, leucine, and valine are essential amino acids, meaning you need to consume them through your diet — the body can’t create them on its own.

Green Tea Extract

Green tea extract has been shown to regulate both resting and active metabolism. Whether you’re exercising or not, green tea extract can support your metabolism and help your body burn more calories. Increased metabolism can help with digestion and weight loss, making green tea extract a great inclusion in your morning meal.

Flavor Blends

To make your protein powder your own, we have nine flavor boosts that you can choose from. Just like your personalized blend fits your exact exercise needs, these delicious flavor powders allow you to personalize your protein powder to your taste preferences.

Here are the nine flavors you can choose from:

Protein Overnight Oat Recipes

Here are a few recipes to get you thinking about what you’d like to make.

1. Creamy Strawberry Oatmeal

For a creamy, strawberry oatmeal, you’ll want the following ingredients:

The added low-fat yogurt will give a creamy texture to your oats. When paired with the delicious Strawberry Cream flavor boost for your Personalized Protein, you’ll love your strawberry overload.

2. Choco-Peanut Butter and Banana Oats

If you’re in the mood for something chocolatey and decadent, grab these ingredients:

When you add the bananas to the mix, you’ve got a rich, smooth flavor profile that will make you excited for breakfast every morning. This potassium-rich recipe is a great way to get the energy you need at the start of your day.

3. Cinnamon Apple Oats

These cinnamon apple oats are perfect for anytime you want something cozy. You’ll need: 

This overnight oat recipe is a breakfast classic. And when you add the iconic Cinnamon Toast flavor into the equation, you’ve got a soothing, filling meal for your morning. Walnuts also have omega-3 fatty acids, which boast a range of health benefits.

4. Matcha Pear Oats with Chia Seeds

These matcha pear oats can help you jumpstart your morning. You’ll need:

The sweet, earthy tones of your Green Match Protein powder elevate the sweetness of the green pears and the earthy flavors of the chia seeds. 

5. Bananas Foster Oats

For this delicious option, grab:

You can get the decadent flavors of a dessert in your morning oats. The Sea Salt Caramel flavor of your protein powder will give your oats a rich, sweet flavor. Add the bananas and maple syrup, and you get a meal so delicious you wouldn’t think it’s a healthy breakfast.

6. Coconut Coffee Oats

If you love a morning cup of coffee, this recipe is perfect. You’ll need:

You get a rich flavor balance between the sweetness of the shredded coconut, the earthiness of the almonds, and the slight bitter tinge from the Caffé Mocha flavor of your protein powder.

7. Peach Cobbler Oats

For this recipe, grab the following ingredients:

This recipe combines sweet peaches with spices and vanilla for a healthy and filling breakfast that tastes like dessert. 

8. Vanilla Blueberry Oats

Simple and delicious! All you need is:

This recipe is the perfect blend of blueberry and vanilla, with a creamy consistency due to the yogurt and chia seeds.

9. Peanut Butter and Jelly Oats 

Craving a PB&J but want some protein? Try this recipe. 

Filling and loaded with fiber and protein, making an excellent way to start your day.

Start Your Day Right With Gainful

Getting a good start when you wake up can make all the difference in your day. From having a filling, healthy breakfast to getting in some quality exercise, Gainful has supplement powders that can help propel you towards all of your fitness goals.

We do the work so you don’t have to. 

Sources:

Rolled oats | USDA

Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs): Do you need them? | NASM

The Effect of Green Tea Extract on Fat Oxidation at Rest and during Exercise: Evidence of Efficacy and Proposed Mechanisms | National Library of Medicine

Boost Your Metabolism For Better Health | Beebe Healthcare

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