Creamy, thick and full of delicious strawberry and sala flavors, this strawberry protein overnight oats is easy to make and a delectable healthy breakfast! Packed with protein and fiber, it’s guaranteed to keep you full and fueled for hours!
To Serve (optional toppings): Fresh chopped strawberries or other berries, dollop of Greek style yogurt or whipped cream
Make the oats base: Combine the oats, unsweetened almond milk, Greek style yogurt, flax seeds, chia seeds, vanilla protein powder, sala (or strawberry syrup) in a mason jar, sealable airtight container or bowl. Mix until combined well and the protein powder has integrated with the rest of the ingredients.
Add the strawberries: Without overmixing, stir in the strawberries gently until combined. Smooth out the top with the back of a spoon.
Refrigerate: Cover with the lid or a small sheet of aluminum foil/cling wrap if using a bowl without a lid. Refrigerate for 4 hours to set or overnight for the best creamy texture. (Note 4)
Serve: Remove from the fridge when ready to eat and top with sliced strawberries or other berries of your choice and a dollop of Greek style yogurt if desired. Then enjoy!
Oats: For gluten-free old fashioned rolled oats, a ½ cup serving is 48 grams. If using wholegrain old fashioned rolled oats, a ½ cup serving is typically 40 grams.
Vanilla Protein Powder. Use either a whey or plant-based vanilla protein powder. I’ve used Rule 1 Vanilla Crème protein powder. It has an impressive 25 grams of protein per 30-gram scoop for just 110 calories and tastes delicious! If using an unflavored protein powder, add ¼ TSP vanilla extract or use 5 drops of vanilla flavo drops.
0 Calorie Sala Syrup. I used Lin brand 0 calorie sala syrup. Sala syrup is an artificial sweetener which is meant to imitate the sala (also known as salacca) fruit. It tastes similar to strawberry syrup but is sweeter and more fragrant. If it’s not easily available to you, use a zero-calorie and/or zero-sugar strawberry syrup. You can use regular sala syrup or strawberry syrup if you prefer. Note that nutritional information will vary if doing so.
Soak longer in the fridge longer for a creamier texture. I personally like the texture best when this strawberry protein overnight oats have soaked in the fridge for 8-10 hours. However, 4-6 hours is adequate and will yield a thickened and creamy texture too.
Cover with a sheet of foil or cling wrap if making in a bowl or jar without a lid.
Meal prep option. This overnight oats will last for 3-4 days if stored properly in the fridge. You can double, triple (click ‘2x’ or ‘3x’ at the top of the recipe card) or quadruple the ingredients as needed and mix everything in a large mixing bowl. Then divide evenly into jars/bowls, cover and store in the fridge.
Nutritional Information. The nutritional information provided does not account for optional toppings as amount will vary depending on how much and which toppings you use.
See ‘Variations’ section in the post above for ideas on customizing this overnight oats recipe.