Trying Again

So this past summer, when I first discovered healthy food blogs, but hadn’t started my own, I read about overnight oats and gave them a try. Let’s say, I wasn’t a fan.

However, EVERYONE seems to love them! I decided I should give them another shot. I realized one of the issues I had was they were so compact. I had only used oats, yogurt and a little milk. This time, I didn’t use yogurt and I added chia seeds and protein powder. I got a bunch of my ideas from Julie on PB Fingers. She put up a post about her overnight oats, and then ideas from readers. Check them out!

Saturday morning I had an early doctor appointment out in the suburbs, so I made up these oats the night before to take with me. I named them because of the dough-like taste the Sunwarrior Vanilla protein powder gave them!

Dough-Boy Overnight Oats


1/2 Cup GF Oatmeal (I use Trader Joe’s brand)

3/4 cup almond milk

1 scoop vanilla Sunwarrior protein powder

1 T Chia seeds

1 packet Truvia


Mix ingredients together in a bowl and place in refrigerator overnight. Should be liquidy.  The next morning, add 1/4 cup almond milk and mix around. Then add any toppings! I added some sliced strawberries and walnut pieces!

It was delicious, I’m definitely a fan and may be eating these more since I have 8:30 am classes three days a week this semester. And for me, 8:30am class means leaving my apartment by 7:15-7:30!

After my appointment I went grocery shopping to make some good food for the week (SO many new recipes I want to try) and then I got some coffee with Chelsey, and had a great time catching up!

When I got back to the city and had some lunch, I headed over to my brothers to just hang out with him and this little lady.

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I ended up staying quite a while! Haha I think I was using them to transition from being at home with everyone around. Oh, and we watched the beginning of Mrs. Doubtfire. Who remembers that movie??!?! With Robin Williams!? I LOVED Mrs. Doubtfire!


What’s a movie you’ve seen on TV or online recently that you used to love as a kid?

Have you ever tried overnight oats? What do you think?

19 thoughts on “Trying Again

  1. Sounds so-oooo good! I love TraderJoe’s. I shop there all the time and I usually get the steel cut oats. Adding protein powder is a great idea and I always use truvia so I know that I’m going to enjoy this. Thanks!.

  2. I love overnight oats! However, in the winter, I have to have my oats hot – it’s too cold outside! We never take pictures. We are horrible. Oh! And I remembered yesterday after we left – remember how you were talking about the Kardashians? Well, Kim Kardashian was in the dream I had when I had the baby. Weird?

  3. I’ve been dying to try the “dough boy oats” but I don’t have a blender (yeah, should probably invest in one before smoothie season!) did you use a blender to mix up your oats in the morning or just a spoon/fork?

    1. These are different from Kath’s dough boy smoothie, I think that’s what you’re thinking of. No blender was involved here, I just called it that because of the taste the protein powder gave to the oatmeal.

  4. I much prefer hot oats unless I know I will be in a rush that morning and want the extra sleep, then I will prep some overnight oats. I agree with you, they are too thick for my liking. Maybe i should nix the greek yogurt and just do more milk.

  5. I’ve never had overnight oats before but have seen them around the blog world quite a bit! I do want to give them a try especially when I have busy mornings. andd I was in KC the other night and had yogurtini.. hands down my new fave yogurt place :)

  6. Overnight oats all the way because who has the time to cook in the mornings 😛 Never tried putting protein powder in oats though. Does it change the taste much?

    1. My protein powder has kind of a chalky distinct taste (I like it, some people don’t) so it changes the taste. I think it depends on what kind you use. Worth a shot though! It’s less obvious when you use lots of cinnamon though!

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