If you’re looking for a healthy, high-protein breakfast or snack, you’ll love this recipe for High Protein Chocolate Overnight Oats with Almond Milk! It has 20 grams of protein and is full of flavor.
Take a look at that beauty! Doesn’t it remind you of chocolate pudding?
It might look like chocolate pudding (and taste kind of like it, too), but this recipe is much healthier than your regular sugar-loaded chocolate pudding.
In fact, it’s completely free of sugar and, thanks to the addition of Greek yogurt and protein powder, has plenty of protein (20 grams!).
This recipe is a great high-protein breakfast or snack that will keep you full for hours. You’ll prep everything the night before, which only takes about a minute. Then, place it in the fridge overnight to work its magic and wake up to a ready-made, delicious breakfast!
I should tell you that the chocolate flavor isn’t super intense. The recipe is chocolatey, but not overwhelmingly so. I actually prefer it that way because the flavor pairs well with the suggested toppings of berries and sliced almonds.
How to make high protein chocolate overnight oats with almond milk
I love this recipe because it’s so simple to prepare AND means that you wake up to a breakfast that’s ready to eat. There aren’t many better ways to start your day!
Step 1: Blend Greek yogurt, protein powder, cocoa powder, Stevia, and almond milk thoroughly (I use a Nutribullet).
Step 2: Pour into a glass or bowl and fold in the oats.
Step 3: Cover and place in the fridge overnight.
Step 4: Take out of the fridge and stir with a spoon until the consistency is even.
Step 5: Sprinkle almonds and berries on top before enjoying (optional).
New to overnight oats?
In case you’ve landed on this recipe and haven’t heard of overnight oats (with almond milk or any other variation), I’ll fill you in.
Instead of cooking your oats in milk and stirring in flavorings, you eat overnight oats with uncooked oats.
I know that sounds a little weird, but trust me! They taste amazing.
The best overnight oats recipes typically combine a liquid, such as almond milk, with yogurt, uncooked oats, flavorings, and a sweetener. I wanted to make this recipe sugar-free, so I sweeten it with stevia, a natural sweetener made from the leaf of the stevia plant.
When you first put uncooked oats in with the other ingredients, the whole mixture will be pretty watery. Not surprising since you just dumped oats in with liquid!
However, when you place this mixture in the fridge overnight and let it do its thing, you’ll wake up in the morning to a thick, delicious mixture that’s ready to eat. The oats absorb the liquid, and the whole thing becomes pudding-like.
Just a warning: once you start eating overnight oats, you’ll probably find yourself scouring the internet for some of the best overnight oats recipes so you can have them every morning!
Why almond milk?
You might be wondering why I use almond milk in this or other overnight oats recipes, like my High Protein Pumpkin Overnight Oats.
Mainly, I use almond milk so people who can’t eat lactose can still enjoy the recipe. In addition to that, I love the taste of almond milk. It’s a little sweeter than regular milk, and a little extra sweetness never hurts, right?
However, if you want to use regular milk (or another type of milk, like cashew or coconut) in this recipe, feel free to do so. It will still taste great!
Which oats are best to use?
For this recipe, I recommend using old-fashioned rolled oats.
Quick oats are more refined and tend to spike blood sugar more. Steel-cut oats, on the other hand, require longer preparation. If you decide to use them, I would suggest pre-cooking them.
When it comes to brand, I don’t notice any difference between the name brands or less expensive varieties. So feel free to choose whichever old-fashioned rolled oats you like.
These chocolate overnight oats can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge, where they will stay fresh for up to 5 days. This makes them a great option if you want to meal-prep your breakfast for the whole week!
More high-protein breakfast recipes
I am a huge fan of high protein breakfasts to get your day started the right way. Here are some of my favorite recipes:
For more recipe inspiration, you can also check out my list of the best diabetic breakfast recipes. It’s full of healthy low-carb breakfast ideas.
When you’ve tried this recipe, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!
High Protein Chocolate Overnight Oats with Almond Milk
- Pour into a glass or bowl and fold in the oats.
- Cover and place in the fridge overnight.
- Take out of the fridge and stir with a spoon until the consistency is even.
- Sprinkle almonds and berries on top before enjoying (optional).