Overnight Protein Oats

photo copyI feel a bit guilty calling this a recipe, because it’s nothing more than a handful of ingredients stirred together and left overnight.

Still, it’s one of my favourite post-cycle breakfasts, and as taste goes, it’s delicious.

It also packs a punch with a good 30  grams of protein – great for muscle repair and knocking hunger on the head.

Studies show high protein breakfasts (around 25-30 grams) help regulate appetite for the rest of the day, which can lead to eating fewer calories in later meals. Higher protein breakfasts also keep blood glucose on a more even keel, helping regulate energy levels.

(If you’ve just finished a workout, whey protein is pretty great for muscle repair too)

Ingredients (serves 1, generously!) 

  • 40 grams steel cut porridge oats
  • 10 grams chia seeds – about 2 teaspoons
  • 200ml milk of your choice
  • 1 scoop / 25g chocolate whey protein
  • 50 grams Greek strained yoghurt (I used Total Greek 0%)
  • 80g / couple handfuls frozen mixed berries

How to

1. Weigh out all the ingredients, tip into a large bowl and mix together.

2. Cover, pop in the fridge and leave overnight (see, I told you it was simple)

3. Give it a good stir in the morning, tip into a fresh bowl and enjoy! Travels well for breakfast on the move.

Nutrition info

Kcal 375   Protein 35 g   Carbs 42g   Fat 10g  Fibre 12g