Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oats

This Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oats recipe is the perfect healthy breakfast for those busy weekday mornings! Made with rolled oats, greek yogurt, protein powder, and strawberries, it’s super creamy and packed with protein.

jars of strawberries and cream overnight oats topped with yogurt and strawberries.

When I need a quick grab and go breakfast, overnight oats are at the top of my list. They’re quick, easy and always make the best post-workout meal. 

Since I’ve been on a bit of a strawberry kick lately and strawberry season is just about here, I wanted to make a version that highlighted one of my favourite berries! 

These Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oats are high in protein (something a lot of overnight oats are lacking), super creamy and filled with that fresh strawberry flavour. You’ll definitely want to add this one to your breakfast rotation this summer! 

a glass bowl with strawberries and cream overnight oats before setting.

Ingredients

  • Rolled oats: steel-cut oats and quick oats won’t work here, so make sure that you’re using old fashioned oats. To ensure this recipe is gluten-free, opt for certified, gluten-free oats.
  • Vanilla protein powder: Because we’re adding a whole scoop, I recommend using a protein powder that you really like the taste of! 
  • Chia seeds: these absorb a lot of the liquid and help to thicken the overnight oats. They also add more fibre and help keep you full for longer.
  • Milk: you can use any dairy or unsweetened non-dairy milk. I typically use almond milk. 
  • Greek yogurt: this gives the oats their super creamy texture. Full-fat will result in a creamier texture. For a dairy-free option, you can use a thick plant-based yogurt, however the overnight won’t be as high in protein. 
  • Strawberries: the key to getting that delicious strawberry flavour is to use sweet, ripe strawberries. Feel free to use fresh or frozen. 
  • Vanilla extract: for that little extra flavour.
  • Sea salt: a pinch of salt helps to enhance the over flavours. 
jars of strawberries and cream overnight oats topped with yogurt and strawberries.

Are overnight oats healthy?

Overnight oats can be a really nutritious breakfast option, especially if you need something that you can grab and go. HOWEVER, the ingredients matter!

By themselves, oats do not have much protein. So if you’re only adding some milk and fruit they have the potential to spike your blood sugar and likely won’t keep you full for very long. By adding a good source of protein and some healthy fats, you end up with a more balanced meal that will leave you feeling satisfied for a longer period of time. 

Let’s look at some of the health benefits of these Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oats: 

  • Rolled oats are a great source of fibre-rich, complex carbohydrates. They’re also high in soluble fibre which is important for gut health and helps to slow digestion and keep you full for longer.  
  • Chia seeds are a great source of fibre, anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids and a plant-based source of protein.
  • Greek yogurt is a great source of protein and is high in minerals like calcium, selenium and phosphorus, as well as vitamin B12 and vitamin A. 
  • Strawberries contain anti-inflammatory antioxidants, fibre and vitamin C. They’re considered a low-sugar fruit so can be a great option if you’re trying to watch your blood sugar. 
jars of strawberries and cream overnight oats topped with yogurt and strawberries.

Storage

These overnight oats can be stored in an airtight container or jar for 3-4 days. I typically make and store my overnight oats in glass nut butter jars that I’ve cleaned out (they work perfectly for this!), but mason jars, Weck jars or glass containers all work. 

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jars of strawberries and cream overnight oats topped with yogurt and strawberries.

Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oats

This Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oats recipe is the perfect healthy breakfast for those busy weekday mornings! Made with rolled oats, greek yogurt, protein powder, and strawberries, it's super creamy and packed with protein.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 1 servings
Calories 300 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2/3 cup milk of choice, plus more as needed
  • 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup sliced strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Toppings: greek yogurt, diced strawberries, almond butter, etc.

Instructions
 

  • Add rolled oats, chia seeds, protein powder and sea salt to a jar or container and stir to combine.
  • In a blender, combine milk, yogurt, strawberries, and vanilla extract. Blend until you have a smooth and creamy milk.
  • Add the milk to the oat mixture and stir well to ensure there are no lumps of protein powder. Cover with a lid and store overnight or at least 4 hours.
  • The next morning, give the oats another stir and add additional milk if needed to reach your desired consistency. Top with additional greek yogurt, diced strawberries and any other toppings you'd like. Enjoy!

Notes

  • I find that the protein powder and strawberries adds enough sweetness, however feel free to add a little maple syrup if needed.
  • Did you make this recipe?Let me know how it was!

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