Pink Protein Overnight Oats

Pink Protein Overnight Oats

Sometimes you just need a little pink in your life, am I right?!

I know I've mentioned before that I am not entirely plantbased/vegan or gluten-free, but I generally feel much better when I consume animal products and wheat in moderation. So it's not uncommon to find me stocking up on my fave dairy-free and gluten-free products. 

One of which happens to be Trader Joe's Gluten-Free, Ancient Grains + Super Seeds Oatmeal. Packed with a hearty mix of whole grain rolled oats, quinoa and amaranth flakes, almonds, sunflower, pumpkin, hemp, flax and chia seeds, this bag packs a serious punch and is one of my favorite go-to breakfast options. 

And for anyone who knows me welll...I'm not really a morning person. So sometimes making oatmeal doesn't quite work with my schedule or lack thereof. However, overnight oats are a game changer! I'm not the first to gush over ONO, and I won't be the last, however I think I got a pretty good thing going here with this creation. And best part is, they taste amazing cold, straight from the fridge or heated up for some warmth. So if you haven't tried ONO before, maybe this will be enough to convince ya!

Perfectly Pink Protein Overnight Oats:

  • 1/2 cup Trader Joe's Gluten-Free Ancient Grains + Super Seeds Oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk, or milk of choice
  • 1/2 scoop of Trader Joe's Organic Vanilla Pea Protein Powder {more on why I LOVE this here!}
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup smashed berries, I used organic raspberries and blueberries
  • Hefty dash of cinnamon

Preparing overnight oats is actually pretty fool proof! Take all of the above ingredients and add to your favorite mason jar or tupperware and shake, shake, shake. I actually like to mix a bit with a fork first, it helps to get that protein powder incorporated just right. 

Then just seal tightly with a lid and pop in the fride overnight. BOOM! Done, it's that simple. In the morning you can eat them cold on the go, let them rest until they meet room temperature, or pop your whole jar in the microwave for a quick hit of heat. 

The toppings are actually the BEST part, so don't skimp there! In this particular bowl I topped mine with some more mashed and warmed berries, a sliced kiwi, and creamy all-nautral peanut butter, which I melted briefly in the microwave. 

What are some of my other fave toppings?

  • Pomegranate, unsweetened coconut and cacao nibs
  • Chopped apple, Trader Joe's Semi-Dried Green Figs (AMAZE!!), sliced almonds
  • Sliced peach, 1/2 a banana, chia seeds
  • Kiwi slices, blackberries and chopped raw mixed nuts
  • Almond butter, banana, blueberries
  • Chopped mango, raspberries, pistachios

The topping options are seriously endless. And with your oats prepped the night before, that leaves you plenty of time in the morning to top your bowl to your heart's content. 

I've also seen overnight oats prepared with chocolate almond/soy milk, chocolate protein powders, cold brew coffee and more. I can't wait to experiment more, and hopefully you do too!

- Xo Kelly

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