Healthy High Protein Black Forest Overnight Oats + Protein Giveaway!

Thick, creamy and loaded with wholesome ingredients, this healthy high protein black forest overnight oats is like having dessert for breakfast! It can easily prepped in advance and is naturally gluten free, vegan, dairy free and sugar free! 

Healthy Black Forest Overnight Oats which taste JUST like a black forest cake, minus all the nasties! NO sugar and packed with protein- Dessert for breakfast! {vegan, gluten free, sugar free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

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I can’t wait to watch Summer’s Olympics this year!“- Arman of 1992.

“I can’t wait to watch Summer’s Olympics this year!”- Arman of 1996.

“The Olympics are seasonally racist. The need to remove ‘Summer’ from it!”– Arman of 2000.

Growing up in Australia, it took me two Olympic cycles to realize that the Olympics was NOT owned by someone named Summer- It was based on the season it occurred. I always thought someone named ‘Summer’ must have invented it or something. That is, until I got a very rude awakening in my ancient history class. 

…Let’s not discuss the fact that I didn’t even think to question my parents about the origin of this faux ‘Summer’ person. 

ANYWAY. 

Healthy Black Forest Overnight Oats which taste JUST like a black forest cake, minus all the nasties! NO sugar and packed with protein- Dessert for breakfast! {vegan, gluten free, sugar free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

For the first time in forever, I am actually going to be experiencing the Olympics during summer, and I’m pretty stoked….purely so I can call it the SUMMER Olympics. 

It’s the little things, friends.

This year, a group of my high school friends will be heading to Rio to experience the games themselves! Part me was considering going, but after checking flights, timing and then the (positive) spanner of getting a book deal, it was no longer an option.

Okay, fine.

The real reason I won’t be going is because I can’t bring a Vuvuzela into the area. Don’t know what a Vuvuzela is? Google it. I once almost gave Niki a heart attack using it. 😀   

Moving on, I’m quite envious of my friends going. So far, they will be watching several events, including the swimming, diving and I think one of the marathon races. I think, however, they are more excited for being nocturnal- Another friend of ours who studied abroad there said that the nightlife STARTED at midnight.

That’s it, I’m moving to Rio….post Olympics.

So…what do my friends, Rio De Janeiro, and today’s recipe have in common? A ton, actually.

One of our friends studied in Brazil back in 2012, and mentioned a cafe called ‘Terzetto’. This was his favorite study location, not just because of it’s location and ambiance, but also its cake. BLACK FOREST CAKE in particular. He’s convinced them that they need to go to Terzetto, get the house coffee (condensed milk and a shot of espresso) and a slice of black forest cake. While I may not be able to enjoy those antics with them over there, I will be enjoying my black forest overnight oats…..

Before we get into today’s recipe, it’s also Wednesday so let’s see what made my plate! 

What I ate Wednesday

Breakfast- Black forest oatmeal (recipe below). Lunch- Avocado Cheddar Burger with shoestring fries (the fries were terrible and I barely ate half). We also shared some Pad Thai, only after that terrible cilantro was removed. 🙂 Dinner- I was still full from lunch so dinner was leftover fruit (used in a cookbook photo shoot, ha!), this granola over some quark (German cottage cheese)

So let’s talk overnight oats, especially ones which taste was inspired by the classic Black forest cake! Initially, I tried it out with coconut milk AND coconut cream and while delicious, my stomach felt like it ate a block of butter an hour later. The next time, I used standard canned coconut milk and that worked great- Although any milk of choice would work fine. So, let’s get oatmeal’ing! 

Healthy Black Forest Overnight Oats which taste JUST like a black forest cake, minus all the nasties! NO sugar and packed with protein- Dessert for breakfast! {vegan, gluten free, sugar free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

This high protein black forest oatmeal is thick, creamy and has the most amazing texture, you won’t believe it’s healthy! I use my original tried and tested method of getting the authentic ‘cake’ texture by adding a tablespoon of coconut flour, which seriously takes it up a notch! It’s packed with protein, made with no sugar and bursting with tart cherries! Topped with shaved dairy free chocolate chunks and some dark cocoa powder, it epitomizes dessert for breakfast! It’s also suitable for those following a gluten free, vegan, dairy free and sugar free diet! 

HACK! For this recipe, I used Growing Naturals Brown Rice Chocolate Rice Protein which mixed beautifully with the oats. Their vanilla works just as well, especially when adding an extra tablespoon of cocoa powder

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Make this healthy High Protein Black Forest Overnight Oats and let’s go to Rio.

For Black forest cake.

I mean the Olympics. 

Healthy Black Forest Overnight Oats which taste JUST like a black forest cake, minus all the nasties! NO sugar and packed with protein- Dessert for breakfast! {vegan, gluten free, sugar free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Healthy High Protein Black Forest Overnight Oats
Serves 1
Thick, creamy and loaded with wholesome ingredients, this healthy high protein black forest overnight oats is like having dessert for breakfast! It can easily prepped in advance and is naturally gluten free, vegan, dairy free and sugar free!
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup rolled oats (use gluten free, if necessary)
  2. 1 T coconut flour (can sub for 1 T oat flour or almond flour)
  3. 1-2 T granulated sweetener of choice*
  4. 1-2 T cocoa powder
  5. 1 scoop Growing Naturals Vanilla or Chocolate Brown Rice Protein Powder
  6. 1 T ground flax (can sub for chia seeds)
  7. pinch sea salt
  8. drop vanilla extract
  9. 1/2-3/4 cup + milk of choice (I used canned lite coconut milk)
  10. 1/4 cup cherries (fresh or thawed from frozen)
  11. 1-2 T chocolate chunks/chips
Instructions
  1. In a cereal bowl or small container, combine your rolled oats, coconut flour, cocoa powder, protein powder, ground flax, sea salt and mix well. Add half a cup of the milk of choice, along with the vanilla extract, and mix well. If mixture is too crumbly (it may be due to coconut flour and protein powder), add extra milk until an inch or so remains above the oats. Add the cherries and refrigerate for at least an hour, or overnight.
  2. The next morning, remove- Oat mixture should be thick and creamy. If too thick, add milk to thin out to desired consistency. Top with extra cherries and chocolate chunks/chips and enjoy!
Notes
  1. Want to enjoy this oatmeal warm? This can easily be done as it doesn't contain yogurt! Simply add an extra 1/4 cup of milk prior. Oatmeal is also freezer friendly.
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54 thoughts on “Healthy High Protein Black Forest Overnight Oats + Protein Giveaway!

  1. That is so funny about you thinking the Olympics were owned by someone named Summer. I love it! My favorite event is anything track and field or running related. These look good, next time I get on an overnight oats fix, I’ll have to add this to my repertoire.

  2. There should be a food related Olympics…you would definitely win the gold with your creative ideas. I’m loving this recipe.

    Diving and gymnastics are my favirote sports to watch in the summer Olympics and figure skating is my favirote in the winter Games

  3. Great post! I read every word. But I can’t stop thinking (and laughing) about you coming up behind Niki with a Vuvuzela. Can you recreate that event and video it this time? You know…for old times sake? It would be a great video to post on the opening day of the Summer Olympics this year. C’mon…you know you want to!

    As far as favorite sports, I go to soccer and road cycling. Yes!

  4. I love watching the Olympics! Gymnastics, running, and diving are probably my favorite summer ones. One of my co-workers actually got selected to volunteer, so she’ll be down there for two weeks working with the equestrian stuff.

  5. How bad is it that I didn’t even realise there was a winter Olympics until I was 20 or 21?? I swear they didn’t televise it in Australia when I was young! And thank God you know what quark is. I keep raving about it and people think I’m making up a new food or something.

  6. Yum! I love using coconut flour and anything chocolate in oatmeal. And um, yeah, it took me ages to realize that the summer and winter olympics alternated. I always loved watching figure skating.

  7. Ooh I’ve been watching some pre-Olympic videos, and I’m always amazed at the athletes! It sounds like it’s going to be a crazy year. I’m kind of excited about the running parts especially. 🙂

    These overnight oats look like cake in a bowl. Black Forest Cake to be precise! I’ve never heard of Growing Naturals protein powder. It sounds good!

  8. This looks yummy! I cannot wait to try this recipe. I love watching the track and field events, especially the pole vault since both son and daughter were vaulters in high school and their college days. =)

  9. When I visited Brazil in like 2008 it was the first time I was introduced to acai bowls and I ate them EVERY MORNING and I still dream about them. The ones in Brazil were so much better than the ones here. Take me baaaaack.

  10. I love watching the Olympics! Gymnastics and Volleyball have to be my favs. And these oats look amazing. My overnight oats always turn out so so, who know’s what I’m doing wrong, lol.

  11. I don’t usually care (#heartless), but I’m weirdly excited for the Olympics this year, so I’m embracing it 🙂 I love gymnastics and swimming, and honestly ALL the things because those athletes are incredible.

  12. We didn’t have a gymnastics team at my small high school, but I enjoyed it. I especially love watching the parallel bars fro some reason. I was not great at them but they were really fun. I sometimes watch the highlights of the day when time is short.

  13. I like watching the weird Olympic events that represent sports you never see anywhere else — dressage (horse dancing!), synchronized swimming, curling.

  14. Hands down gymnastics. I’m an ex gymnast so I’m a bit partial ;). Sometimes it sad though because I used to be able to do some really cool big stuff and I’ll be watching them and be like “GAH I used to be able to do that! I used to be so cool lol” (disclaimer I could not do everything that they can do, but I could do some really cool tricks). Alas, that was a past life. Sad to say I don’t know if I could do a cartwheel anymore lol let alone flip and tumble on a beam.

  15. I love summer Olympics! Since all 3 of my kids swam, swimming is probably my favorite, but we are also a Nike family, live in Oregon, son attended U of Oregon…so track events (especially running) are my second favorite.

  16. I bet the Olympics would be amazing to see – I wish I’d gone when they were in Canada. I don’t know if I could handle the Rio night life though considering I can barely stay up past midnight. Although it’s better than Jamaica – a radio show yesterday was talking about a reggae fest there, where the headliner didn’t even go on until 6 am. Eek!

  17. My favorite Olympic memory was the pups coming back from Russia. I know this doesn’t count as an event, but it is my favorite 🙂

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