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Peanut Butter-Banana Overnight Oatmeal

by Heather

I absolutely love summer.  Waking up to brighter mornings (not that it’s really light when I wake up Winking smile), less rain, the heat, sunglasses, tank tops and smoothies… what’s not to love?  Some people don’t like being hot, but I’d way rather be too hot than too cold.  It’s just my style.

Although I love the heat, I’m not a huge fan of hot food all the time in the summer.  That’s why green smoothies, salads and BBQ anything is high up on my list of summer eats.

Now I’ve added another new cooler breakfast to the mix.   

Overnight Oatmeal


I love that it’s prepped the night before so all I have to do mix it once and add whatever toppings I want. 


Want to make your own overnight oats?  It’s super easy!

Peanut Butter-Banana Overnight Oatmeal
Serves 1

Mix together…

1 ripe mashed banana + 1 tbsp natural peanut butter

Then stir in…

⅓ cup rolled oats
½ scoop/serving of plain protein powder (I used brown rice protein)
1 ¼ – 1 ½ cups of milk (I used plain soy milk)
1 tsp flax seed
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of sea salt

Cover with plastic wrap and throw it in the fridge overnight, or at least for 3 hours.

The next morning just stir and top with whatever you’d like!  You could top with berries, shredded apple, granola, dried fruit + nuts, more nut butter or add what I did – trail mix!

The trail mix was the first of many samples I received from Navitas Naturals.  It sure wasn’t your typical trail mix filled with gogi berries, mulberries, cacao nibs and cashews.  The sweetness from the cacoa + mulberries mixed with the tartness from the gogi berries was perfect on this tasty chilled breakfast. 


The texture turns out creamy like cooked oats, but there is no cooking involved.  As you’re sleeping the oats are absorbing all the liquid and yummy flavors you mix in.  Since there is added protein in there + the protein from your milk it’s perfect post workout too.  I like to have this made for the mornings after lifting because 1) it’s great for my muscles and 2) I’m always in a hurry to get ready for work so it doesn’t take up any of my time.

Win-win right? 


Have you ever tried overnight oats before?


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Haley Q August 1, 2011 - 5:38 am

LOVE overnight oats, definitely one of my top summer breakfasts! Especially since it doesn’t require turning on the stove, oven, or microwave.

Andrea@WellnessNotes August 1, 2011 - 5:47 am

Still haven’t made overnight oats. Yours look and sound delicious!

Get Healthy with Heather August 1, 2011 - 5:58 am

You should give them a try! They’re fantastic 🙂

Nicole, RD August 1, 2011 - 5:53 am

Brown rice protein? I feel like I’ve been living under a rock, Facebook friend 🙂 Your overnight oats look fantastic! I’m all for the effortless stuff in the morning, so overnight oats are ideal for me!

Get Healthy with Heather August 1, 2011 - 5:59 am

Whaaaat you’ve never heard of brown rice protein?! I thought you knew about everything 😉

chloe @ 321delish August 1, 2011 - 7:31 am

this looks good! I like the addition of the sea salt

Isabelle August 1, 2011 - 1:13 pm

Overnight oats 🙂
I like that you topped yours with Goji Berries, I have these by the handful!

Get Healthy with Heather August 1, 2011 - 8:32 pm

I like them by the handful too… When accompanied by chocolate most of the time 😉

Lauren @ What Lauren Likes August 1, 2011 - 2:13 pm

this sounds amazing! winning combo 🙂

Allie August 1, 2011 - 5:45 pm

I love summer as will and your oats look divine!!

Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner August 1, 2011 - 6:26 pm

Oh my gosh HEATHER!!! I LOVE YOU!

Get Healthy with Heather August 1, 2011 - 8:32 pm

Haha you are an oats lover 🙂

Heather August 1, 2011 - 7:45 pm

I’d never thought of doing the overnight oats after a workout. Great idea!

Get Healthy with Heather August 1, 2011 - 8:31 pm

Oh yeah it’s great because after your workout they’re just waiting to be devoured.

Laural @ Being Healthier August 2, 2011 - 4:46 am

pb+ oats + protein = perfect breakfast! Love the recipe and the colorful toppings too!

Get Healthy with Heather August 2, 2011 - 5:42 am

Thanks Laural!

Katy @ RunKatyRun August 2, 2011 - 5:21 pm

This looks soo incredible! I love anything with peanut butter in it =o) What kind of protein powder do you use? I’ve been on the lookout for one but they all seem to be really expensive =o/

Get Healthy with Heather August 2, 2011 - 5:35 pm

I tried out sun warrior’s brown rice protein powder in it… Worked really well! The protein powder isn’t necessary though.

Amber Shea @Almost Vegan August 3, 2011 - 8:19 am

I spy MULBERRIES! I love those; they’ve got to be the most underappreciated berry out there 🙂

Get Healthy with Heather August 3, 2011 - 8:37 am

They sure are mulberries! Good eye.

http://jordancooks.com August 4, 2011 - 7:23 pm

Oddly, looks more like a soup then typical oatmeal. Not saying that’s a bad thing, it’s quite appealing as a thick smoothie texture as well.

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