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Peanut Butter Overnight Oats Parfait

These peanut butter overnight oat parfaits are the perfect healthy breakfast for those who live hectic lifestyles. These overnight oats yogurt parfaits feature layers of delicious overnight oats, your favorite Greek yogurt, granola and fruit! In under 5 minutes, you can make these protein-packed, healthy breakfast favorites.




Is there anything better then a delicious recipe overloaded with peanut butter? Not in my opinion! Moreover, overnight oats are one of the easiest recipes that anyone can prepare. After that, simply place the ingredients in a jar and place it in the refrigerator overnight. There are hundreds of ways to customize it to fit your health and calorie requirements. So let's get started and level up your boring old oatmeal.


Layering these with your favorite flavors of overnight oats, Greek yogurt and fruit together in a convenient mason jar was the icing on the cake. It's easy to transport these jars anywhere you need to go, whether to work, school, or any other activity. They do not require any heating and they are the perfect meal for on the go. I appreciate not having to sacrifice eating healthy when I want something convenient and quick.


You might be thinking, why would I want to eat oatmeal? Well, if you are anything like me, you grew up hating oatmeal. Why? Simply, because it lacked flavor. In spite of this, there are hundreds of ways to prepare oatmeal that can help you feel confident that healthy foods don't have to taste bad. Even better yet, The Lemon Kitchen is providing everyone with healthy high protein peanut butter overnight oats, or proats, recipe that anyone can follow and customize to their liking. Even better, this recipe is great for meal prepping for those busy families and can taste like a dessert.


What are "proats"?


Proats stands for protein oats. In general, proats are high protein oatmeal bowls that can be served hot or cold. It can be made fresh that day or put in a mason jar and stored in a refrigerator overnight.


How long does it take to make overnight oats yogurt parfaits?


I make these recipes in about 3 to 5 minutes, depending if I am cutting up fruit to add on top.


Can you meal prep these overnight oats parfaits for several days?


Absolutely, you can easily meal prep 2 or 3 days worth of recipes. I generally don't recommend more than that since you are using milk and Greek yogurt as a base.



What ingredients do you need to make overnight oats?


The basis for my overnight oats yogurt parfait is made up of a few ingredients. They are oats, protein powder, Greek yogurt and almond milk. And since you are using protein powder, there are dozens of combinations that will influence the flavor profile. And as with my other recipes, I recommend PEScience Protein Powders as they tend to blend well. I also find their flavors to be really good. I have been using their proteins for about 5 years now and I am not even sponsored by them.



What are the best ingredients for a healthy overnight oats parfait recipe?


Like with everything else, it really depends. During my weight loss journey, I found it that it's beneficial to find balance. To achieve a balanced diet, I ensure I get adequate protein, include plenty of fibrous fruits and then healthy fats, like Nut's N More High Protein Spread or chia seeds. If you need a little extra sweetness, you can add in honey or maple syrup. Ultimately, the combinations are vast. As you can see in the picture, I tend to add a good amount of fruit to my overnight oats parfaits. Why? Because fruit is a great way to increase food volume, without having too many calories.


Are overnight oats yogurt parfaits good for weight loss?


Absolutely. These overnight oats yogurt parfaits are high in protein, fiber and overall food volume. This wonderful combination tends to reduce hunger and can help burn a few extra calories during digestion. The process of burning calories during digestion is called the Thermal Effect of Food (TEF). While TEF doesn't make up a big part of your daily expenditure, it can help add in a few extra calories.


Recipes for healthy overnight oats parfaits are my favorites because they're easy to make, contain a lot of protein, and satisfy my sweet tooth. This triple threat is perfect for addressing all my wants while trying to lose weight. And honestly, who doesn't like breakfast to taste like a dessert?


So instead of belaboring this, let's get a poppin'!


Peanut Butter Overnight proats Parfait:



½ cup (40g) oats

¾ cup (170g) Greek Yogurt (divided)

2.5 oz almond milk

1 tbsp (7g) PB2

1 tbsp (14g) Nuts N' More Peanut Butter Spread or Natural Peanut Butter

¼ cup (28g) granola

½ cup (40g) blueberries


Thoroughly combine the oats, half the Greek yogurt, PB2, protein powder and milk. Once combined, pour half of the oats into a mason jar. Add the rest of your Greek yogurt and half the blueberries. Add in the remainder of the oats and store in the refrigerator overnight or for 4 hours. Before you serve, top with your favorite granola and more blueberries.


Nutrition (1 Serving)


Calories: 740

Protein: 68g

Fats: 21g

Carbs: 72.4g

Fiber: 18.6g

Net Carbs: 53.8g


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