Summer has finally started to wind down; kids are starting to go back to school, nights are getting longer, the weather is getting cooler… The end of August mark my official end of summer.
I don’t care what other people think, its what I call it.
There’s just something about the change of the seasons that leaves me feeling renewed and refreshed. What’s not to love?
Plus, there’s nothing I enjoy more after a hard morning of working out than a nice warm bowl of overnight proats. These overnight protein oats combine the sweet taste of fresh peaches with the warm scent of cinnamon for a perfect, fond farewell to summer, while also gently welcoming the coming harvest season.
I love making proats, because they’re so quick to make ahead of time and you can make them in just about any flavour you can imagine. Once you find the perfect milk:yoghurt:oats ratio mine is 1:1:1, you can use any flavour combination you like to create the perfect post-workout fuel.
You Will Need:
- 1 ripe peach, cut into bite sized chunks
- 2T sugar free maple syrup
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup vanilla Greek Yoghurt
- 1/2 cup milk of choice I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1T cinnamon
- 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder I used Optimum Nutrition’s 100% whey powder in vanilla ice cream
- A few drops of almond extract
- Pit and cut peach into bite sized pieces and cook on medium heat with sugar free syrup until reduced slightly and a thick syrup starts to form; about 8-10minutes I didn’t time it, so I don’t know exactly. Whoops!
- Move your cooked peaches into a dish to cool I was afraid the hot peaches would sour the yoghurt and milk!
- Mix together the rest of your ingredients together in a mason jar or another container with a tight fitting lid and top with cooled, cooked peaches.
- Store in the refrigerator over night or at least 4 hours if you can’t wait.
You can enjoy these cold… or if you’re like me, you can zap them in the microwave for a minute or so and eat them hot.
Nutrition per serving; makes 2
I try really hard to get you an accurate depiction of nutrition facts but this is using the particular brands/ingredients I prefer; please make sure that any substitutions you may use are taken into consideration when you make these recipes for yourself. MyFitnessPal is a great tool to create different foods and calculate nutritional information… USE IT! (: