Overnight Oats – Quick, Easy & Healthy!

Eatlean porridge overnight oats with strawberries

Overnight oats are a cheap, easy, convenient way to make yourself a nutritious and healthy breakfast or lunch, particularly if you are busy and rarely have time in the mornings. There are hundreds of different recipes you can try out, and you can cater each recipe to your own individual nutritional needs. For example, if you want more vitamins you can include, more fruit, if you want more protein, a scoop of protein powder will do the job, or if you want to avoid lactose, you can use lactose free milks and yoghurts.

My personal favourite recipe for overnight oats is:

Overnight Oats:

  • 50g Eatlean Super Porridge Oats
  • 10g desiccated coconut
  • 200ml unsweetened coconut milk
  • Handful Raspberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 scoop Awesome Chocolate protein powder (Because I am on a muscle building diet)

Toppings:

  • 50g berry youghurt
  • Handful of Raspberries
  • 25g chocolate chips/chocolate chunks.

All you have to do is mix the ingredients together, leave in the fridge for at least 1 hour, but ideally overnight. Then top with some berry yoghurt, raspberries and chocolate chips or chunks. This is a great meal or snack, particularly if you are looking to build muscle or want to satisfy your sweet tooth without going overboard on sugar and calories.

An alternative recipe that I also enjoy is:

  • 40g Eatlean Super Porridge oats,
  • 140ml almond milk,
  • 1 mashed banana,
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract,
  • 1 tsp cinnamon,
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds.
  • 30g Awesome protein powder.
  • Grated apple (for topping).

Again, all you need to do is mix everything together, apart from the apple, leave to chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour, though ideally overnight, and top with the grated apple. This is another easy way to prepare a healthy breakfast or high protein snack that’s filling and nutritious. Ideal for people looking to build muscle or avoid standard sugary breakfast cereals.

There are loads of different possibilities you can try out, and the best way to find the best version of overnight oats for you is to experiment. Those were my favourites though and I think they’d be a good place to start.