This Protein Vanilla Cheesecake Overnight Oats Recipe can double as a grab-and-go snack or dessert. It is so yummy and good for you too! It not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also provides a healthy boost of energy to keep you going throughout the day. Packed with protein and fiber, it’s a nutritious way to start your morning or a perfect pick-me-up anytime you need it.

Why It’s Healthy

  • Protein Power: Greek yogurt and protein powder provide a significant protein boost (35 grams per serving!), which helps with with energy and recovery.
  • Long-lasting Energy: Oats are a complex carbohydrate, releasing energy slowly throughout the morning to keep you focused and feeling full.
  • Healthy Fats: Chia seeds are a fantastic source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, promoting heart health and brain function.
Protein Vanilla Cheesecake Overnight Oats
Protein Vanilla Cheesecake Overnight Oats


  • ¼ cup whole oats
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (about 1 TB)
  • ½ cup protein milk (Fairlife is what I typically use)
  • ½ cup 0% plain Greek yogurt
  • 1TB 1/3 less fat cream cheese)
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Lemon zest (optional)



  • In a bowl combine oats, chia seeds, vanilla extract, salt, protein powder, and milk. Stir well.
  • In a separate bowl, soften the cream cheese (microwave for 20 seconds on low or leave at room temperature for 15 minutes).
  • Stir in Greek yogurt and honey until smooth and creamy.
  • To assemble: Layer the Greek yogurt mixture in the bottom of the jar (or martini glass), followed by the soaked oats. Top with another dollop of Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of lemon zest for an extra pop of flavor (optional).


  • Feel free to experiment with different protein powder flavors! Chocolate, strawberry, or peanut butter would all be delicious options.
  • Top your overnight oats with fresh berries, chopped nuts, or a drizzle of nut butter for added variety and texture.
  • This recipe is easily doubled or tripled to prepare for the week ahead.
  • Depending on the brand of oats and protein powder you use, you may need to add more milk to your oats mixture. I prefer a stiffer consistency (I wanted to feel cake-like), but tweak the recipes based on your preference.

Looking for the right protein powder? Check out this link for my favorites. Want more feel-good foods? Check out this Brain Boost Granola Cookie Recipe—it’s fantastic! After trying it, you’ll never buy store-bought granola again. Not only do they taste great, but they’re also loaded with ingredients that promote brain health and cognitive function.