More proof that breakfast is great at any time of day, these make-ahead gussied-up oats are ready to help you recover the minute your workout comes to a halt. Soaking the oats removes the need to cook them, making this recipe a great option for transporting with you if you’re going to be away from the kitchen after exercise and you don’t want to delay refueling.
Enjoy this free recipe from Rocket Fuel: Power-Packed Food for Sports & Adventure by award-winning sports nutritionist Matt Kadey. Rocket Fuel offers 120 delicious, creative, and convenient recipes to power your everday exercise and weekend adventures. Take a look at Rocket Fuel!
Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Vegan or Vegetarian
ACTIVE TIME: 10 min.
Chia seeds are often added to overnight oat recipes since they do a great job of soaking up excess liquid to keep the mixture from being soggy.
½ cup rolled oats
¼ cup plain or vanilla protein powder
2 teaspoons chia seeds
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 cup low-fat milk
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
1 tablespoon peanut butter
¼ cup fresh or frozen raspberries
In a wide-mouth half-pint glass jar, layer in oats, protein powder, chia seeds, and cinnamon. Stir in milk and vanilla if using. Top with peanut butter and raspberries. Seal shut and chill for 2 or more hours or up to 3 days.
GAME CHANGERS Use oats labeled “gluten-free” or try spelt, Kamut, or quinoa flakes instead of oats + Replace protein powder with ¼ cup Greek yogurt and decrease milk to 1/2 cup + To make dairy-free, use a plant-based protein powder and nondairy milk in place of milk + Top with strawberries or blackberries instead of raspberries
In Rocket Fuel: Power-Packed Food for Sports & Adventure, award-winning dietitian Matt Kadey offers up 120 delicious, creative, and convenient real-food recipes to power your everyday exercise and weekend adventures.
Rocket Fuel is available now in bookstores, outdoors stores, and online from these online retailers:
Barnes & Noble
Chapters/Indigo and MEC.ca in Canada
Food photography by Aaron Colussi.