Superfood Siobhan

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Overnight Quinoa

By Saturday, July 27, 2013 , , ,

I've made overnight oats, and I've done overnight buckwheat, so obviously the next step was to branch out and try overnight quinoa too. Quinoa is a staple of my diet, as it's gluten free and high in protein and essential nutrients and vitamins, so I'm always on the look for ways to make it more interesting. This overnight quinoa breakfast was utterly divine, and it's so easy to change up the flavours too, I've tried blending up frozen cherries and combining it with the overnight quinoa, and it was delicious, any other frozen fruit would work also
You will need:

1/3 cup (60g) dry quinoa cooked with 1 cup almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 mashed banana
1-2 tbsps chia seeds or flaxseed
1/2 cup almond milk

Cook your quinoa by bringing the milk  to the boil in a small pot, then adding the quinoa. Turn the heat right down to a simmer and put the lid on the pot, allowing the quinoa to cook for 15-20 minutes or until all the liquid soaks up. Allow the quinoa to cool completely, then combine it with the vanilla extract, banana, chia seeds/flaxseed and the extra almond milk and leave in the fridge overnight to thicken up. Serve as you would usual overnight oats, topped with lots of fresh fruit, nuts or seeds of your choice

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  1. Great idea, Siobhan! I eat overnight oats or buckwheat almost every day (I prefer this method in the summertime because it's more refreshing than cooked), though I prefer the taste and texture of quinoa. I think you may have introduced me to my new favorite breakfast! I can't wait to give it a try. :)

    1. I really loved the texture and the slightly nutty taste of the quinoa in this breakfast, so I hope you do too! I also like having a cool, refreshing breakfast in the summer, so it's nice to be able to rotate between oats, buckwheat and quinoa. Let me know what you think of it!

  2. Looks awesome! How much does this make?

  3. Does the mashed banana turn brownish overnight? Would it be OK to add the banana in the morning, or is it needed to help it thicken up? Thank you!

  4. This is a really good article. Finally I can eat healthy and make my taste buds happy at the same time :)

  5. This is a great article, LOVED IT!