Banana almond overnight quinoa is a really quick, easy and delicious bowl of nutrition to get you started first thing in the morning. It’s great waking up and knowing your day starts with this. Especially because it’s pre-made!
This banana almond overnight quinoa is also a great way to use up any left over quinoa and I promise you, if you think it’s a bit weird having quinoa for breakfast, please think again.
A great alternative breakfast to porridge, and packed with protein, I found myself making several batches of this over the course of a couple of weeks just because it just filled me up so well after my morning gym routine.
By the time I get into work, I’ve been up since 4am, done some work towards my blog, done my exercise routine, and as you can imagine I am pretty hungry!
In winter, when it’s colder, I’ll make myself a steaming bowl of hot porridge in the microwave at work, topped with various toppings like nuts and chai seeds.
But now it’s summer (or at least slightly warmer here in Scotland) it allows me to vary my breakfast staple a little and actually consider a cold breakfast!
This banana almond overnight quinoa absolutely hits that spot!
Check out some of my other oats and porridge breakfasts in the recipe section for other delicious, nutritious ideas to start your day.
- 30 g cooked quinoa*
- 150 ml 0% fat Greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp skimmed milk
- ½ tsp vanilla essence
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 sliced banana
- 2 tbsp flaked almonds
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- Place all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix well to combine everything. Ensure the sliced bananas are submerged in the mixture, this keeps them fresher.
- Cover and place in the fridge overnight.
- Remove from the fridge in the morning and enjoy!
*You can cook 30g of rinsed quinoa in 150ml of water which only takes about 20 minutes
And talking of warmer weather (and forgive me if I’ve just jinxed the excellent weather we’ve had recently), this weekend I’m heading up to the hills around Braemar to tackle some of the mountains there.
Mike and I will be staying at Rucksacks Bunkhouse, which is fantastic accommodation that we always make for if we’re heading to that area.
The Bunkhouse is situated in the centre of the village of Braemar, where there is a decent sized shop for food plus a couple of good pubs where we normally eat out after our day in the hills, otherwise we just use the cooking facilities in the Bunkhouse.
Anyway, I’ll catch up with you next week, hopefully with a re-cap of the weekend. I’m really hoping that the weather can be, and can stay as stunning as it was last weekend when Lady Lynne and I walked The Greenock Cut and this was the view: –
Have a great weekend, let me know what you think of this banana almond overnight quinoa recipe and I’ll catch you next week!
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And thanks Amanda for Thursday’s thinking out loud!