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Raspberry Dark Chocolate Overnight Quinoa

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

Tired of the same boring bowl of oatmeal? Time to try overnight quinoa instead! (especially when it tastes like brownies!)

Getting bored of overnight oats? Time to try OVERNIGHT QUINOA! Higher protein, faster to make and every bit as delicious (especially when chocolate is involved) -- gluten-free + vegan

I've gotten into a breakfast rut. In a major way. And I'm hoping this overnight quinoa in my savior.

You see for the last two weeks – okay that's a like it's been like four – I've been eating a chocolate smoothie bowl. Every. single. day. If you read about my workout routine, then you know I workout in the morning, and I've really enjoyed my smoothie bowls because a) they're easy and b) I usually add a vegan protein powder. After I eat them I feel refueled and charged up.

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But I believe in variety. And even though I change up what's inside my bowls, they're still pretty much the same and I really don't think that you should be eating the same thing every day.

Step aside overnight oats, there's a new make-ahead breakfast in town. OVERNIGHT QUINOA (flavored with dark chocolate + raspberries)

So that's where this chocolate overnight quinoa comes in.

It's satisfies my need for speed since it only takes like 5 minutes to make (actually it's zero time in the morning because you just pull it out of the fridge). It also satisfies my love for all things chocolate. And finally, it's a great post-workout meal because it's high in protein and complex carbohydrates.

Oh and since I snuck in some chocolate green powder, it also satisfies my need for greens.

Check, check, check AND check!

How to make the perfect batch of DARK CHOCOLATE OVERNIGHT QUINOA....the secret is in the triple chocolate powder combo!

How to make the perfect batch of DARK CHOCOLATE OVERNIGHT QUINOA....the secret is in the triple chocolate powder combo!

The perfect MAKE-AHEAD breakfast? Dark Chocolate Overnight Quinoa -- protein packed, naturally gluten-free + vegan!

This recipe is actually insanely simple. Which is exactly what we want when it comes to breakfast, right?

The base is just like my other overnight quinoa recipes: quinoa flakes + cooked quinoa, chia seeds, almond milk and maple syrup. But this time I added in some raw cacao powder and a few extra powders in there to amp up the protein and greens (which are both totally optional). Once mixed, you just let it sit overnight and wake up to a bowl/jar of chocolatey goodness.

The perfect MAKE-AHEAD breakfast? Dark Chocolate Overnight Quinoa -- protein packed, naturally gluten-free + vegan!

Of course, toppings are totally up to you, but being that v-day is right around the corner AND chocolate + raspberry is a delicious combo, I topped my bowl with some freeze dried raspberries (fresh or frozen would also work), cacao nibs and of course some nut butter.

Because from what I've seen (and tasted) overnight oats/quinoa are always better with a nice drizzle of nut butter.

The perfect MAKE-AHEAD breakfast? Dark Chocolate Overnight Quinoa -- protein packed, naturally gluten-free + vegan!

Okay so enough blabbing from me…it's time to eat some breakfast.

Your turn…

Have you ever tried overnight quinoa or oats before? What is your favorite combination? Chocolate is right up there for me!

Chocolate for breakfast? You betcha! Especially when it comes in the form of OVERNIGHT QUINOA -- protein packed, easy to make AND vegan too!

Tired of the same boring bowl of oatmeal? Time to try overnight quinoa instead! (especially when it tastes like brownies!)
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Raspberry Dark Chocolate Overnight Quinoa

This recipe is actually insanely simple. Which is exactly what we want when it comes to breakfast, right?

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dark chocolate, raspberry
Prep Time 5 minutes
Rest 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 388 kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup quinoa flakes
  • 1/3 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder*
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate protein powder optional
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate green powder optional
  • 1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup raspberries freeze dried, frozen or fresh to garnish
  • Cacao nibs to garnish
  • Almond butter or other nut butter of choice to garnish

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a large mason jar or sealed container. Stir until fully incorporated and everything looks nice and chocolate.
  2. Tighten the lid and place in the refrigerator to sit overnight (or for at least 60 minutes).
  3. Remove and transfer to bowl(s) and garnish with chopped almonds. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Add 1 tablespoon extra cacao powder if not using other powders (taste and add a touch more maple syrup for sweetness if needed)

Nutrition Facts
Raspberry Dark Chocolate Overnight Quinoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 280mg 12%
Potassium 358mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 9g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin C 4.8%
Calcium 42%
Iron 17.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Want more healthy quinoa breakfast recipes? Check out my Pinterest board!

 

 

 

Getting bored of overnight oats? Time to try OVERNIGHT QUINOA! Higher protein, faster to make and every bit as delicious (especially when chocolate is involved) -- gluten-free + vegan

 

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    • Quinoa flakes are essentially the oatmeal version of quinoa 😉 You can find them online OR you can find them at natural grocery stores usually in the cereal aisle. They’re often called “quinoa hot cereal”! Let me know!

  1. My favorite overnight breakfast is half cooked quinoa and half uncooked old-fashioned oats. I add 1/4 cup almond milk and 1/3 cup yogurt plus chia, flax, dried lemon or orange peel, vanilla, lots of cinnamon, raisins, walnuts, and frozen raspberries after stirring.

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