PB & Berry Protein Oats

By Matt Kadey | Aug. 29, 2016, 2:18 p.m. (ET)

Peanut Butter & Berry Protein Oats

More proof that breakfast is great at any time of day, these make-ahead gussied-up oats are ready to help you recover the minute your workout comes to a halt. Soaking the oats removes the need to cook them, making this recipe a great option for transporting with you if you’re going to be away from the kitchen after exercise and you don’t want to delay refueling.

Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Vegan or Vegetarian
ACTIVE TIME: 10 min.

Chia seeds are often added to overnight oat recipes since they do a great job of soaking up excess liquid to keep the mixture from being soggy.

1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup plain or vanilla protein powder
2 teaspoons chia seeds
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 cup low-fat milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1/4 cup fresh or frozen raspberries

In a wide-mouth half-pint glass jar, layer in oats, protein powder, chia seeds and cinnamon. Stir in milk and vanilla if using. Top with peanut butter and raspberries. Seal shut and chill for 2 or more hours or up to 3 days.

Game Changers: Use oats labeled gluten-free or try spelt, Kamut or quinoa flakes instead of oats + Replace protein powder with 1/4 cup Greek yogurt and decrease milk to 1/2 cup + To make dairy-free, use a plant-based protein powder and nondairy milk in place of milk + Top with strawberries or blackberries instead of raspberries

Nutrition Data per Serving
Calories: 436
Protein: 30 g
Fat: 15 g
Carbs: 47 g
Fiber: 11 g
Sodium: 78 mg

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Republished with permission of VeloPress from “Rocket Fuel: Power-Packed Food for Sports and Adventure” by Matt Kadey, RD. See more recipes at rocketfuelfoods.net.

The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and not necessarily the practices of USA Triathlon. Before starting any new diet or exercise program, you should check with your physician and/or coach.