Having a low sugar and high protein breakfast is critical to staying satiated throughout the day. This is especially challenging for me because I can’t have eggs or tree nuts and choose not to eat meat. My protein sources? Dairy and legumes. This recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Overnight-Oats incorporates some great sources of complete proteins with no added sugar!
I recently discovered ICONIC protein powder. Up until now, I’ve been very skeptical of such things, but ICONIC only uses milk protein isolate, cocoa powder, natural flavor, monk fruit extract, and sea salt. One scoop has 20 grams of protein, no sugar, and 90 calories. It is sweetened with monk fruit which is a natural , no calorie sweetener that won’t affect blood sugar levels. ICONIC is the perfect addition to Peanut Butter Chocolate Overnight-Oats! Use promo code RACHEL15 for 15% off your order!
Another new discovery is Organic Valley’s Ultra Filtered Milk. Because of the filtering process, it contains 13 grams of protein and 6 grams of sugar, and no lactose! (Regular milk has 8 grams of protein and 12 grams of sugar.) Not only that, but it contains no antibiotics, synthetic hormones, GMOs, or toxic pesticides–plus it tastes amazing! Other lactose-free milks taste sickeningly sweet from overcompensation for the lactose, but Ultra Milk isn’t like that at all.
“Natural” peanut butter is critical for this recipe, but the word natural is not defined by any regulatory agency in the U.S. Even though they don’t contain hydrogenated oils, many so-called natural peanut butters are ridden with added sugar, salt, and palm-oil. That’s why I choose Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter–it only contains peanuts, just as it should.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Overnight-Oats
- ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats (gluten free)
- 1 cup Organic Valley Ultra Milk
- ¼ cup ICONIC Chocolate Truffle Protein Powder
- ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 Tbsp Crazy Richard's Peanut Butter
- Mix all the ingredients in a pint sized jar.
- Let stand for about eight hours or overnight.
- Stir and enjoy!