Banana Almond Overnight Quinoa

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Check out some of my other oats and porridge breakfasts in the recipe section for other delicious, nutritious ideas to start your day.

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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.
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Banana Almond Overnight Quinoa
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Banana almond overnight quinoa is a really quick, easy and delicious bowl of nutrition to get you started first thing in the morning.
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 1
Calories: 350 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 30 g cooked quinoa*
  • 150 ml Greek yogurt 0% fat
  • 2 tbsp skimmed milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 sliced banana
  • 2 tbsp flaked almonds
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. Cover and place in the fridge overnight.
  3. Remove from the fridge in the morning and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*You can cook 30g of rinsed quinoa in 150ml of water which only takes about 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts
Banana Almond Overnight Quinoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 350 Calories from Fat 161
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.9g 28%
Saturated Fat 1.1g 6%
Cholesterol 26.9mg 9%
Sodium 101.9mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 31.4g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3.2g 13%
Sugars 20.7g
Protein 18.3g 37%
Vitamin A 28%
Calcium 23%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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!

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: –

The Greenock Cut Walk

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!

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.

Comments

  1. You get up at 4am? Hats off to you! I have huge praise for people that work full-time and manage to keep a blog going.

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Dannii. Yeah, alarm every week day at 4am. I don’t set the alarm at the weekend, but still wake up and get up then anyway, lol 😉

      If I didn’t get up that early there would be NO blog! But you know, I kind of love that time of the morning with all the peace and quiet. Just me and the cat. 😆

  2. Perfect! You know I’m all about the quinoa power for breakfast!! And woohoo for another 4am-er! The BEST hour to wake!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      It sure is the best time, agreed Rebecca. As I was just saying to Dannii there, I do LOVE that time of the morning.

      By the evening I’m shattered. In fact I’m usually propping myself up with coffee from 2pm at work. Lol 🙂

  3. Have an amazing time! I am not a 4 amer, I’m a wake up at 4 am and try desperately to get one more hour in. So there are times when I am up at 4, but it isn’t intentional.

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Susie. I’m really looking forward to this hillwalking weekend. Work has been taking its toll on me this week. I feel I’m behind in everything.

      I think you’re secretly a 4amer. 😉

  4. Is it crazy that I kind of miss my 4am mornings? I made it a point to start staying up a bit later so that I sleep in, but I already feel like so much of my day is gone when I’m up at 6! And I feel like I should start cooking my oats the night before so that I can eat them cold in the morning. I always cook them the day-of, but then I have to wait forever for them to cool down before I can eat them because I’m not big on hot food 😆

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      No, it’s not crazy at all that you miss your 4am mornings.

      Even in winter at 4am, when I get up and put the heating on, there a kind of sereneness then don’t you think Amanda? 4am is THE time.

      I wouldn’t have the patience to wait for my oats to cool down. I’m afraid mine are wolfed down, usually burning my mouth in the process. 😆

  5. Neil, I so love the idea of overnight quinoa! Lately I’ve been preferring quinoa to oats (easier on the stomach) and I’m wondering why I never tried this! Thanks so much for sharing this inspiring recipe! Hope you and Mike had a wonderful weekend walking the hills around Braemar – looking forward to seeing those pictures soon!
    P.S. I cannot get over how creamy this looks! YUM!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Shashi! 🙂

      Yeah, I’m really loving this recipe at the moment as it’s actually really hot here in Glasgow (long may it continue) and so it’s much nicer and cooler having this for breakfast.

      And talking of hot, yes it was hot in Braemar and the pictures should be ready for Monday. Hope you are well!

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