Okay breakfast lovers who have no real time to make a healthy breakfast, I’ve got you covered with this one today.
It's a creamy, dreamy, fruit-filled, protein-packed overnight quinoa recipe. And it’s simply amazing. Think strawberry shortcake meets overnight oats meets fluffy white quinoa. Match made in heaven? YES.
By now you know that breakfast is my jam (have you seen my breakfast ebook?!?), especially when it involves a nice serving of quinoa. Because quinoa has so much protein in it, it’s pretty much the most epic breakfast food on the planet, so anytime I have can eat it first thing in the morning, I see it as a major victory. Perhaps even worthy of a small victory dance. But we won't go down that road…me + dancing? Not something we want to be thinking about.
What we do want to be thinking about is BREAKFAST. Sweet, nutritious, fill-you-up breakfasts that take only minutes to make. The kind of breakfast that gives us no excuse to not start our day off with something healthy. And the best part? You make it the night before, so in the AM all you gotta do is slice some berries and serve. It doesn’t get any better!
One thing we need to just briefly address before we dive into this totally scrumptious overnight quinoa, is coconut milk. I mean seriously. WHY has it taken me this long to starting mixing quinoa and coconut milk together? It feels like amateur hour over here.
Well I'm on the coconut-quinoa train now and there's no stopping me!
But here’s the thing that we need to remember: not all coconut milk is created equal. And perhaps that’s where I use to fail. I’d use the stuff in cartons and it’s just not the same as the luxuriously smooth, full-fat goodness you can find in the can. Full-fat coconut milk = BEST. THING. EVER. (as evidence by my last post!)
And it’s what gives this overnight quinoa its coconut-rich flavor. So good!
(p.s. make sure you buy organic and BPA free!)
(p.p.s full-fat coconut milk is high in fat and calories. If you're watching either of these things, feel free to swap out lite coconut milk)
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Strawberry + Coconut Overnight Quinoa
Sweet, nutritious, fill-you-up breakfasts that take only minutes to make.
- 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup hemp hearts
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 dashes of stevia or use 1/4 cup of maple syrup
- Pinch of cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups full-fat coconut milk
- 2 cups sliced strawberries
- Add all ingredients (minus strawberries) to one large jar and stir together. Tighten lid and place in the fridge overnight.*
- Remove from fridge and arrange in two jars with sliced strawberries. Serve immediately and enjoy!
*If the mixture feels a bit thick when you remove it from the fridge in the morning, whisk in 2 more tablespoons of coconut milk to loosen it up.
adapted from my High-Protein Chia Pudding
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