Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats

I believe I’ve discovered the missing link to creating delicious overnight oatmeal.

The secret is protein powder.

I now have in my pantry a big jar filled with fudge brownie flavored protein powder. Add a little almond milk and I have a refreshing post-workout treat.

Then it dawned on me, what if I added rolled oats to my protein shake?

I’ve been searching for a go-to healthy breakfast option for a really long time. And for some particular reason I really want that healthy breakfast to include rolled oats. It’s been a bit of an obsession of mine for the past two years.

What I love about this recipe is how simple it is and how diverse and plentiful the flavor profile possibilities are going forward.


When I tire of fudge brownie I’ll switch to classic vanilla, and when I tire of classic vanilla I’ll switch to chocolate peanut butter or orange dreamsicle or cinnamon bun.

I can add dried cranberries or chocolate chips or chopped up walnuts as a flavor garnish.

I may even experiment with microwaving the overnight oatmeal in the mornings when I want something to warm me up from the inside out.

The key is to find a protein powder flavor that you like.

I find this breakfast to be not only delicious, but also satiating.

With only 3 ingredients, it’s quickly become my new favorite breakfast choice.


  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder


Using a shaker bottle, add 1 cup of almond milk and one scoop of protein powder. Shake vigorously until there are no more protein powder clumps.

Add the rolled oats.

Refrigerate for 8 hours.

chocolate protein overnight oats