Overnight Oats with Protein Powder

Overnight Oats with Protein Powder

Hot oats can’t be beaten in the winter but these overnight oats with protein powder are a must throughout the rest of the year. These easy overnight oats are a great option to fuel a morning workout or munch on between classes throughout the day.

Why Overnight Oats?

I love my oats! To optimize nutrient absorption in this quick and easy breakfast, opt for old-fashioned oats. These oats contain beta-glucans that help reduce cholesterol and keep you fueled by preventing rapid blood glucose spikes and drops throughout training. Beta-glucan is also an important prebiotic (aka food for your gut bacteria) and assists in maintaining proper GI health.

overnight oats with protein powder

Easy Breakfast Before Training

Overnight oats are not delicious but they are quick, convenient, healthy, and cheap! This carbohydrate-rich breakfast is an athlete’s favorite before a morning training session. Choosing carbohydrates before a morning workout increases energy levels and concentration on the field.

Oats can also be found almost anywhere and this is an easy breakfast for travel. These overnight oats with protein powder can easily be prepared in any hotel room, dorm, or apartment

I always recommend bringing your own protein powder and preparing a batch in advance when you get to the hotel. These can be easily prepped in advance and just have to be taken out of the refrigerator before being eaten. No more excuses for not eating before morning training!

This is my OG overnight oats with protein powder recipe and it can be easily modified to add in different flavors (or eliminate the protein powder).

After letting it sit overnight, add in your favorite toppings and mix-ins. Make it your own! Some of my favorites include vanilla extract, fruit, nut butter, chia seeds, flax seeds, and unsweetened cocoa powder. Get creative with them!

Overnight Oats with Protein Powder

Reilly Beatty MS, RD, CSSD
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving


  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • Recommended toppings: fresh berries, dried fruit, nut butter, nuts, chia seeds, flax seeds


  • Mix all the ingredients except toppings in a re-usable and re-seable container
  • Place top on mason jar and shake jar until all ingredients are well mixed.
  • Refrigerate oats overnight.
  • Remove from the fridge and top with your favorite toppings right before eating.



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