Protein-boosted Overnight Oats: Super Simple Series

Boost your satiety levels with these simple tweaks for the humble overnight oats.

Our mornings start off pretty ordinarily. The pup gets a walk at some point, we shower, eat a hearty and filling breakfast and get ourselves off to work.

Living in Manhattan, our breakfasts need to be quick and protein-filled because, as you’ll find, I have a snacking problem. I’ve found many ways to fulfill this requirement and my favorite so far is the good old overnight oat bowl.
Any variation on overnight oats takes a maximum of 5 minutes to prepare and you can make these with any toppings and mix ins that tickle your proverbial.
The simplest iteration of this delight is rolled oats and liquid, left to soak overnight. My version ups the fiber and protein content with two additions: Chia seeds and cottage cheese.
A teeny 2 tablespoons of Chia seeds packs a 4 gram punch of protein and 8 grams of fiber to clean up your insides. The tiny seeds  are a sneaky boost to your Omega 3 levels and cement their rockstar status with solid levels of iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium and antioxidants. Seriously, put these on everything. Chia-crusted leg of lamb? Chia ketchup. Oooh, Chia-infused latte. Got the husband-hook…
Cottage cheese just sounds old-fashioned. “Cottage” doesn’t evoke the images of v-shaped torsos and defined biceps, huh? I personally think of doilies when I hear that word.
Irregardlessly irrespective, dem cheese got game. A serving of full fat cottage cheese contains a ridiculous 25 grams of protein, a good lot of calcium and your entire day’s worth of selenium, an anti-aging antioxidant.
So, while we are mostly diary-free because of lactose-intolerence and icky baby cow food factor, we do eat cheese and yoghurt as a lot of the lactose has been eaten up by the bacteria/fermentation process.
Okay, enough with the chatter. I’m shutting up and giving you the recipe:

Protein-boosted Overnight Oats
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 serves
Boost your satiety levels with these simple tweaks for the humble overnight oats.
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Instructions
  1. Dump all ingredients into a container and mix. Leave overnight. You’re done. Seriously.
Notes
Toppings and mix ins is where is gets super fun. I’ve made my faves to get your juices flowing:
 I love when the dried fruit in a trail mix soaks overnight. Plump, sweet and chewy all at once. Nom. Just don’t get salted trail mix. Yuck.
Nutrition Facts
Protein-boosted Overnight Oats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 195mg 8%
Potassium 200mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 1g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 8%
Calcium 43%
Iron 19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition
Serves: 2 serves
Calories Per Serve: 248kcal
Macros
Protein: 11g
Carbs: 33g
Fat: 8g
Protein: 11g Carbs: 33g Fat: 8g
Micros
Calcium 43% Sodium 195mg
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C
Iron 19% Potassium 200mg
Others
Dietary Fiber 10g Sugars 1g
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