Packed with protein, healthy fats and whole grains, these Vanilla Protein Overnight Oats with Zucchini (overnight zoats!) are a sweet and delicious way to enjoy breakfast during the warm, summer months!
This post is also featured in my Easy Plant Based Breakfast Ideas For 2020 roundup.
It’s taken forrreeevvvverrrr to find a plant based protein powder that I actually enjoy using. I’ve tried my fair share of vegan protein powders and most of them taste like dirt or chemicals. Yeah, neither of those descriptions sound too appetizing do they?
Even though I struggled to find a dairy free protein powder that I liked, I didn’t mind too much because I don’t feel the need for protein powders in my diet. It’s so easy for me to meet my daily protein requirements just by eating whole foods and that’s honestly what I try to eat most days: whole plant foods!
But I kept looking because I know Brett is a huge fan of protein powders and I occasionally enjoy using them for sweeter smoothies and baked goods/desserts. Thankfully Almond Pro reached out to me and asked if I wanted to try some of their dairy free and vegan protein powder. I quickly said yes, honestly thinking that I would try it at least once to say I did and then pass it off to Brett to finish up. I actually sat around in our pantry for months I think before I remembered to try it or offer it to Brett.
Then one day Brett mentioned to me that he loved the new protein powder. He kept using it after his workouts and I quickly realized that I needed to try some before he finished it off!
You guys. I love this stuff. And I’m not big into protein powder. But this Almond Pro Protein Powder actually tastes good! They aren’t paying me to say this. It’s just my honestly opinion. Finally, I found a protein powder I like!
So far we’ve tried the chocolate peanut butter protein and the vanilla protein. I loved them both, but I think I like vanilla a little better because it’s so versatile. I used it recently to make these Vanilla Protein Overnight Oats with Zucchini and since that day, I’ve been eating this combination for breakfast ever since. It’s so so good! I love the sweetness that the protein powder provides and the chia seeds and zucchini add so much volume and I’m all about giant portions.
You could easily make this recipe using a different flavor of protein powder. Or if you want chocolate overnight oats, you could just add a tablespoon of cocoa powder to this recipe to make it rich and chocolatey!
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- In a jar or bowl, mix together the dry ingredients, from the oats to the ground flaxseed.
- Prepare your zucchini by washing and shredding 1/3-1/2 of a small zucchini. I like to chop the shredded pieces into smaller pieces which closer mimic the size of oats. You can also omit the zucchini if you don't want to include it, you will just need to reduce the non-dairy milk to about 1 cup.
- Mix the zucchini into the dry ingredients and then pour in the non-dairy milk. Mix everything together until combined.
- Store the mixture in the fridge overnight which will allow it to thicken.
- In the morning, enjoy the overnight zoats straight from the jar/bowl you prepared it in. You can also pour the oats into a bowl and add extra toppings like nut butter, fruit, granola, etc.
*You can use any flavor or brand of protein powder you like!
Nutrition InformationYield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 608Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 35mgSodium 347mgCarbohydrates 50gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 12gSugar 19gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 69g
Nutrition information is a rough estimate provided by Nutrionix and should be used for informational purposes only.