Apple Cinnamon Protein Overnight Oats

Have you tried overnight oats yet? I was skeptical, but now I am 100% addicted to them! This is a super easy and quick way to make sure that you have a healthy breakfast waiting for you in the morning. I recently had foot surgery and have been really limited in mobility, so this type of breakfast certainly came to my rescue.

These oats are delicious and refreshing, they’re the perfect thing to get you ready for summer. The mix of textures in this recipe is especially lovely, plus the crispy crunch from the apples holds up even after 3 days in the fridge.

Take a peek at some of the superstars in this recipe:

• Goji berries: high in antioxidants and fibre
• Chia seeds: high in anti-inflammatory omega 3s, manganese, calcium, phosphorus and protein
• Almonds: full of healthy fats that keep you full for longer, protein, tons of vitamin E

Give this easy breakfast a try and you’ll be out the door with a satisfied belly in no time!

Apple Cinnamon Protein Overnight Oats

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Serves: 3 servings

Ingredients
  • 1 cup organic rolled oats (you could also use gluten-free oats)
  • 2 cups hemp milk (or your favourite milk alternative)
  • 1 large apple, cubed (about 1 cup, I used Fuji)
  • 3 tbsp slivered almonds
  • 3 tbsp goji berries
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp protein powder
  • ½ tsp maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp ground ginger
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  2. Spoon into three glass containers and store in the fridge overnight.
  3. Give the container a good stir and then dig in.

Photo: Rimma_Bondarenko 

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3 responses to “Apple Cinnamon Protein Overnight Oats

  1. Julian

    I’m planning of going on a self sufficient bike tour this summer which means that I won’t have a fridge for almond, or other non-dairy milk, nor would I want to carry the weight on the bike. Your overnight oatmeal is perfect, I can carry the dry ingredients and soak it overnight with water from the campsite. However, is it possible to prepare a dry almond milk to which water can be added? Then I could combine the dry ingredients for the oatmeal with the dry almond milk powder with water, soak overnight and have this breakfast in the morning. Other non-dairy milks are fine as well. Looking forward to hear from you. Jules

  2. Wow, a bike tour sounds awesome! We haven’t tried it, but we bet you could use powdered almond milk and water in this recipe. Good luck with your trip!

  3. Julian

    Hey, I just noticed you’re 4 hrs south of me, Sudbury. I couldn’t find a almond milk power recipe on your site but I found a almond milk power recipe elsewhere, http://indianhealthyrecipes.com/homemade-almond-badam-milk-powder/, it looks pretty easy.

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