Overnight Quinoa

Have you tried overnight quinoa? If not then give it a try. It sits different than the overnight oats.

What you need to do: FIRST make quinoa - SEE HERE:

  • 1 cup quinoa rinsed + 2 cups water added to pot, brought to boil and then let simmer on low heat for 15-20 minutes until the water is absorbed. Keep the lid on the whole time and stir a couple times while it is cooking so it does not stick to the pot!

Next add the following ingredients to a jar that you can close overnight:

  1. 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  2. 1-2 tbsp chia seeds
  3. 1 scoop protein powder (I used chocolate but you can try whatever!)
  4. 1 and 1/4-1/2 cup milk depending on how much you use of the chia seeds (I used whole milk but you can use whatever milk that goes well with your protein)
  5. THEN for the juicy part (optional). Make it your own by adding spices. I added 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and 1/4 tsp nutmeg to mine. You could add only cinnamon or only vanilla for example.
  6. If your protein is not sweet add 1 tbsp maple syrup

The next day add toppings: I added peanut butter and an apple. Depending on what taste you are aiming for you could add a banana, berries or whatever you desire.

This recipe will give you around 30gr protein. 

I used the following: 1/2 cup cooked quinoa, 1 scoop chocolate protein, 2 tbsp chia seeds, 1 and 1/2 cup whole milk, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nut meg. Mix it all together. Added 1/2 tbsp peanut better and 1/2 pink lady apple the next day.

Try it out, make your own, and share it on social to motivate others. Tag me if you do @fitbysigrun