Do you need a new low-carb, high protein, healthy breakfast recipe? Banana Blueberry Overnight Oats are so simple to make and easily adapted for any flavor you’d like.
Healthy recipes are what January is all about, but by the time the 4th of July hits it’s all on it’s way out the door. But not at our house. We try to find simple, quick and easy healthy recipes that anyone can keep up with all year round. This banana blueberry overnight oats recipe only takes 3 ingredients and some fruit! Anyone can do that!
Banana Blueberry Overnight Oats
Let’s chat about banana blueberry overnight oats. This healthy breakfast recipe only requires old fashioned oats, yogurt, and milk. For our banana blueberry overnight oats we chose to use honey vanilla Greek yogurt, almond coconut milk and some chia seeds which are said to help provide a high amount of nutrients in a small seed.
How to Make Overnight Oatmeal
Overnight oatmeal is the best healthy breakfast idea around, especially if you want protein for breakfast. You just add yogurt and milk to old fashioned oats and let them sit over night! That’s literally it. You don’t need to cook overnight oats at all!
How Long Does Overnight Oatmeal Last in the Fridge?
Here’s the even better part about overnight oats, you can keep them in the fridge for up to 5-6 days! That means you can easily do breakfast meal prep at the beginning of the week and after our Freezer Prep Green Smoothie Protein Shakes you know that I love a healthy breakfast recipe that takes zero time or thought.
Can You Heat Overnight Oatmeal?
You can heat overnight oats in the microwave for 30-90 seconds if you’d like but it’s completely unnecessary.
Are Low Carb Diets Good?
What is a Low Carb or a Ketogenic diet? It is basically when you limit eating carbohydrates like breads for example. Low carb is a diet that causes the body to release ketones into your bloodstream.
For the body’s main source of energy, most cells prefer to use blood sugar, which comes from carbs. In the absence of blood sugar from food, we start breaking down stored fat into molecules called ketone bodies (the process is called ketosis).
Because this diet lacks carbohydrates, a ketogenic diet is rich in proteins and fats. However, many people think they will go low carb and instead eat too much protein or poor quality fats so the diet isn’t as successful as it could be and it’s hard to maintain over a long period of time as most Americans eat about 50% carbs in their diet.
So is it a good diet? Well, limiting carbs is better than completely eliminating an entire food group, so as long as you remember, balance in all things a low carb diet is a great way to kick your healthy eating goals into high gear. Just be wise.
What are Good Low Carb Breakfast Foods?
There are a lot of good low carb breakfast foods. We love protein shakes like this Almond Joy Protein Shake , Orange Berry Protein Shake.
Omelets like this Mediterranean Omelette would make an amazing breakfast!
Our Strawberries and cream high protein breakfast oats are crazy easy to make and plus I adore oatmeal.
Spiced Almond Breakfast Cookies are another favorite, mine especially. Man, there’s something that just feels so good about eating cookies that aren’t bad for you for breakfast.
Why Do a High Protein Diet
Most people start a high protein diet to lose weight while being less hungry because eating few or no carbs forces the body to use some of its glycogen stores instead, and also releases water. However, it’s really easy to eat too much protein or fat so if you’re looking to maintain or gain muscle this is a great option if you’re willing to learn about how to have a high protein diet first.
Strawberries and Cream High Protein Oatmeal
Every morning should start off with a proper breakfast that will help you stay on track all day like this strawberries and cream high protein breakfast.
Banana Blueberry Overnight Oats
Banana Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal
- 1/2 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
- 1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt, Plain or flavored
- 2/3 Cup Milk
- 1 Teaspoon Chia Seeds, optional
- Place the oats, yogurt, milk and chia seeds in a jar, close the lid and shake to mix.
- Place in the fridge overnight and serve with fresh fruit in the morning
This looks delicious however I think it is misleading to label it as low-carb, as everything in the ingredient list contains a fair amount of carbs. It is high fiber, however.
Thank you for the feedback Emily! There are 34g of carbs in the recipe for 2 servings, so 17g of carbs for breakfast. That is pretty low for a breakfast meal.
Oatmeal and bananas are not low carb!
Could you use almond instead of cows milk for this recipe? 🙂
Thank You!! 🙂
Looks yummy. Starting a new weight loss supplements needing high protein breakfast. Thank you.
Hey, in the write up of this recipe, you share they last 5-6 days in the refrigerator, yet the recipe states up to 2 days? I would think the former is true, but wanted to double check.
Oh!! Yes, it’s a typo, 5 days is the max.
I saw you and your husband on TV yesterday–what a treat! (LDSProfiles). You did GOOD!
I guess I’ve been living in the dark ages as I didn’t know you had a cookbook. I’ll have to look for it.
Hi Deloris, thank you so much!! That truly means the world to us!