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The Best Peanut Butter Crunch Overnight Oats

A peanut butter packed healthy recipe loaded with protein and easy to make.




Is there anything better then a delicious recipe overloaded with peanut butter? I, personally, do not think so! What's even better, overnight oats have to be one of the most simple recipes a person can make. Then, 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.


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.


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?


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 overnight oats 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 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 proats 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 proats. Why? Because fruit is a great way to increase food volume, without having too many calories.


Are proats good for weight loss?


Absolutely. Proats or protein overnight oats are high in protein and fiber. 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.


Healthy proats recipes are my favorite because they're simple to make, are high in protein and hits 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 Crunch Overnight Oats


40g oats

85g Greek Yogurt

2.5 oz almond milk

1 scoop PEScience Peanut Butter Cookie

1 tbsp PB2

1 tbsp peanut butter or Nut's N More High Protein Spread

¼ cup granola


Directions: Thoroughly combine all the ingredients, expect the granola. Once combined in a bowl or a mason jar, store in the refrigerator for at least two hours or overnight. Before you serve, top with granola and peanut butter.


Nutrition:

Calories: 639

Protein: 52.8g

Fats: 25g

Carbs:53.8g

Fiber: 7.5g

Net Carbs: 43.3g


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