The consumption of oatmeal has evolved over the past several decades. When I was a child, my mom would cook oatmeal on the stovetop. When I was a teen and learning to fend for myself, oatmeal came in those little packets that you would add water and stick it in the microwave. Then as an adult, different variations started emerging, from various flavors in those packets to steel cut oatmeal to granola mixes. The possibilities are endless! One of the newest crazes is overnight oats, which you put together at night (or whenever) and stick it in the refrigerator for an instant breakfast in the morning. This version of Cookies and Cream Overnight Oats has only three ingredients, is packed with protein and low in sugar!
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While you could use *any* protein powder out there, I like to use the Quest Cookies and Cream protein powder for this version. The shakes are delicious, and their protein powders work well in recipes!
For my 21 Day Fix friends, count this recipe as 1 Red and 1 Yellow. For full disclosure, the cookies shown in the picture are for decorative use only (bummer), BUT if you need your Oreo fix, take two cookies and count them as a Yellow Treat. ONLY TWO COOKIES!! (I know it’s tempting to just go crazy with those things. It’s why I prefer the Quest powder – guilt free and delicious!
21 Day Fix: 1 Yellow, 1 Red
2 minPrep Time
6 hrCook Time
6 hr, 2 Total Time
- 1 Scoop Quest Cookies and Cream Protein Powder (or any other protein powder of choice)
- 1/4 Cup Old-Fashioned Oats (NOT steel cut)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- Mix ingredients together and put in air-tight container.
- Store at least 6-8 hours in refrigerator.
- Eat cold, or reheat in microwave for about 30-45 seconds.