Peanut butter and jam – a nod to childhood; hands up if you begged your Mum to make sandwiches with this perhaps unusual combination for school? Still now, aged 27, it’s one of my favourite combos, particularly as this is a healthy and delicious take on overnight oats.
After a high intense Wonder-fuel Workout video thanks to Whole Earth Foods, this makes an ideal refuel breakfast, being packed with complex carbs, fibre, protein and healthy fats. Make the night before so in the morning, you can workout then grab this from the fridge – even save the rest for the next day. What’s not to love?
Ingredients (serves 2):
For the overnight oats
- 4 tbsp rolled oats (I used Mornflake)
- 2 scoops PhD Nutrition Vanilla diet whey protein
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large tbsp Whole Earth 3 Nut nut butter
- 4 tbsp almond milk
- 1 large tbsp Quark
For the chia seed jam
- 150g frozen berries (either one variety or a mixture)
- 3 tbsp chia seeds (I used Kaizen Living)
- 2 tbsp sweetener (I used Truvia stevia)
The night before, in a kilner jar mix together the oats and protein powder. Stir in the vanilla extract, nut butter and almond milk so you have a very thick mixture, then stir in the Quark so you have a creamy consistency. Leave in the fridge overnight.
Meanwhile, make the jam. Place the frozen berries in a small pan with a dash of water and stir in the sweetener. Bring to the boil then simmer for a couple of minutes. Stir in the chia seeds and continue to simmer for a few minutes, then set aside to cool. Keep in the fridge as the chia seeds will absorb the liquid to create a wonderfully thick jam.
When you’re ready to serve, spoon your chia jam on top and add an extra dollop of nut butter for good measure. Now dig in! Note that this serves two – any leftovers, keep in the jar for the next day, it won’t matter if it all gets mixed in together (part of the fun!).
Check out my other post workout treats especially for Whole Earth Foods over here. The ideal way to refuel after an intense 10 minute workout led by Mark Wren!