Orange Vanilla Protein Overnight Oats {Meal Prep Recipe}

Orange Vanilla Protein Overnight Oats {Meal Prep Recipe}

Orange Vanilla Protein Overnight Oats {Meal Prep Recipe}

Orange Vanilla Protein Overnight Oats is an easy make-ahead, dairy free breakfast recipe. This delicious breakfast is made using fresh oranges, honey, and the addition of collagen peptides, so it offers your body a boost of morning energy! Easy to meal prep for breakfast to go!

Hi friends! We’re back in the kitchen with yet another meal prep recipe! Can you believer it, 4 meal prep recipes in a little over a week; 1 veggie bake, 1 keto casserole, one protein rich snack bite, and now breakfast! Specifically, overnight oats! But not just any overnight oats. Oh no no no, these are heaven in a bowl – breakfast bowl! Lightly sweetened (refined sugar free), delicious and nutritious (as always), protein packed, easy to digest, and tastes like dessert. Okay, so they may not taste like a decadent dessert, but if you’ve ever had a creamsicle, then you will love these overnight protein oats. I will gladly set aside 10 minutes to prep these the night before just so I can wake up to this bowl of goodness. In fact, we did just that. Breakfast meal prep ALL WEEK!

Let’s discuss.

How to make protein overnight oats
ingredients for protein oats
Start with Simple REAL FOOD Ingredients:

Gluten free rolled oats
Non Dairy Milk
Greek Yogurt (dairy free yogurt or chilled coconut cream for dairy-free folks)
Honey
Fresh Orange Juice
Vanilla
Combine gluten free rolled oats, non dairy milk, greek yogurt or non dairy yogurt, and extra protein of choice. In this case, we used Further Foods Vanilla collagen protein (peptides). More on that below.

Then, add your flavoring of choice! We opted for fresh orange juice (vitamin C), raw honey (minerals and antimicrobials), chia seed or flax (healthy fats and fiber), and vanilla.

Toss those ingredients together then let the oats sit overnight to absorb the liquid. You can prep these in meal prep jars (like below), or store in a large bowl/glass container to divide up later. Either works!

The taste? Super refreshing and filling. Oh and just so you know…

What are the benefits of soaking grains (gluten free oats) overnight?
Soaking the oats in milk or water for 3+ hours helps to break down the starches and reduces the natural phytic acid, which helps your body absorb more of the nutrients in this dish! Also, this process makes them easier to digest than regular cooked oats.

So you see, meal prepping the night before really does have its health perks!

This is the protein we added to our overnight oats! This blend is made from natural, simple ingredients:

Grass-fed collagen peptides
Natural vanilla powder
Tremella mushrooms
Monk fruit
No gums, additives, etc.
Use the vanilla peptides to make the perfect vanilla shake or smoothie, add to a cup of coffee, tea or perfect to add to baked goods!

Benefits

Tremella mushroom is the beauty mushroom. MORE powerful than hyaluronic acid at locking in moisture and increasing hydration.

And if you’re a chocolate lover, they have chocolate peptides too! This collagen flavor comes with a DIFFERENT adaptogen and superfood than that of the vanilla flavor.

Orange Vanilla Protein Overnight Oats

Orange Vanilla Protein Overnight Oats is an easy make-ahead, dairy free breakfast recipe. This delicious breakfast is made using fresh oranges and the addition of collagen peptides, so it offers your body a boost of morning energy!

Ingredients

2 1/4 cup gluten free rolled oats
8 ounces non dairy yogurt OR substitute with regular vanilla Greek yogurt
4 ounces almond milk
2–3 ounces fresh orange juice (adjust to taste)
2 tbsp raw honey (or maple syrup)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1–2 scoops vanilla collagen protein powder * (40-60 grams)
Fresh mint or thyme to garnish (optional)
Orange slices
Instructions
Place oats in large bowl.
In separate bowl, mix together yogurt, orange juice, honey, spices, collagen, and extracts.
Pour over oats and refrigerate overnight, or for at least 3 hours. The oats will absorb the liquid during this time.
Once the oats have thickened, remove bowl from fridge and portion out the protein overnight oats into 2 or 3 small bowls. Garnish with orange slices and mint, if desired. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon or extra maple syrup, if desired.
Serves 3 to 4.
Notes
* I used Further Food Vanilla Collagen Protein for this recipe.