Carrot Cake Overnight OatsApr 27, 2021
You can find the classic "base" recipe for overnight oats here. Many overnight oat recipes are high in carbohydrates and low in protein if they are sweetened with maple syrup or low in protein-rich mix-ins like protein powder or yogurt. A meal that is high in carbohydrates but low in fibre, fats, and protein can send blood sugars on a roller coaster. This can lead to mid-morning hunger, energy dips, or even symptoms like nausea, shakiness, or light-headedness. For this reason, I prefer using 1/2 scoop of protein powder to boost the sweetness of the recipe while creating a blood sugar supporting balance of protein, carbohydrates, and fat.
- Make it vegan by using plant based yogurt (eg. plain oat yogurt or coconut yogurt) and plant-based protein powder (eg. Vega Sport). The downside to plant based yogurts is that they are low protein.
- Make it gluten-free by choosing a certified gluten-free oat (eg. Only Oats)
- Sweeten naturally with honey or maple syrup instead of the flavouring from protein powders.
CARROT CAKE OVERNIGHT OATS
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- ½ cup (125g) plain Greek or Skyr yogurt
- ⅓ cup (30g) rolled oats
- ½ cup (125 ml) unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tbsp (12g) chia seeds
- 1/2 scoop (15g) vanilla protein powder
- 1 teaspoon (5g) raisins
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ (50g) small carrot, grated
- 1 tablespoon light cream cheese*
- pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon (10g) walnuts, crushed
*I used one wedge of Laughing Cow cream cheese
- Combine all the ingredients except for the walnuts in a jar or storage container.
- Let sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.
- When ready to enjoy, top with the crushed walnuts.
You can watch a video on how to make this recipe here.
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- PROTEIN: yogurt and protein powder
- FAT: chia seeds, cream cheese, and walnuts
- VOLUME: grated carrot
- CARB: oats
- FREEBIES: almond milk, cinnamon, raisins, salt
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