These Overnight Oats With Berries & Cream Are Packed With Protein

Imagine waking up, gazing sleepily into your fridge and realizing you prepared yourself a nutritious breakfast the night before. This may feel like a far-off dream, but it can become a reality thanks to this delicious no-cook overnight strawberries and cream oatmeal recipe.

Make these overnight oats with strawberries and cream for a delicious and nutritious breakfast in a snap. (Image: stocksy/zigzagmtart)

Thanks to the addition of Greek yogurt and sliced almonds, these overnight oats have 20 grams of protein per serving. According to a 2006 study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, eating a high-protein breakfast helps decrease hunger-stimulating hormones, which will ultimately help keep your appetite in check.

Overnight Strawberries & Creme Oatmeal

You'll be so happy you made this no-cook, berries & creme oatmeal the night before Recipe + nutrition info:

Posted by LIVESTRONG.COM on Thursday, March 31, 2016

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • Fresh strawberries, sliced

Directions: The night before, combine all of the above ingredients in a sealable jar and stir them together. Put the lid on the jar and place it in the fridge overnight. In the morning, add:

  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • More fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds

You can eat right then and there or put the lid back on and take it with your for a healthy breakfast on the go!

Recipe and Nutritional Info: Overnight Strawberries & Cream Oatmeal

Make It Your Own

The addition of juicy, ripe strawberries means you'll get a healthy dose of antioxidants, fiber, folate and potassium. And if you'd like to mix other healthy ingredients into your oatmeal, be our guest. Some ideas include: shredded unsweetened coconut, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, almond butter, blueberries, blackberries and mango.

We're sure you can manage the recipe above — we believe in you, plus all it really takes is stirring together ingredients and chilling. But if you're feeling extra lazy, check out the store-bought instant oatmeal options that we love.

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