As a fellow oatmeal lover, you know how healthy, filling, and nutrient-packed overnight oats are. Our pre-mixed packs are full of the best organic rolled oats, chia seeds, and hemp hearts— serving you protein, fiber, antioxidants, healthy fats and fatty acids. If you want to give your overnight oats an even bigger health boost, try these 5 add-ins!
1. Protein powder
Have you heard of proats (protein powder oats)? Protein powder is such an easy way to get more protein in your diet, and it comes in flavors like vanilla and chocolate. There are tons of vegan protein powders, too. Try mixing in a scoop of your favorite protein powder when you grab your overnight oats tomorrow morning!
2. Zucchini or carrot
Looking to add more veggies into your kid’s diet? Hide some shredded zucchini or carrot in their overnight oats! Pro-tip: shred them up into super small pieces so they go undetected.
3. Pumpkin seeds
Did you know that pumpkin seeds are super rich in iron? They’re a great add-in especially if you eat a plant-based diet. Pumpkin seeds also add a satisfying crunch to your overnight oats if that’s your thing!
4. Ricotta or cottage cheese
Adding a light, neutral cheese like ricotta or cottage cheese to your overnight oats is another great way to boost the protein content of your breakfast. The best part is that these cheeses don’t have strong flavors so they can be added to both sweet and savory overnight oats!
5. Ground flax seed
We can always use a little more fiber in our diets! A scoop of ground flax seed in your overnight oats is an easy way to boost your fiber intake. Keep in mind that ground flax seeds absorb liquid so you’ll need a little extra liquid if you add the seeds before letting your oats sit overnight.
What’s your favorite healthy additive for overnight oats?