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Fruit-Filled Protein-Packed Overnight Quinoa & Oats (can be vegan & gluten free!)

Posted May 16 2013 10:19am



Fruit-Filled Protein-Packed Overnight Quinoa & Oats (can be vegan & gluten free!)

If there ever was a breakfast that checked every nutritional box – this is it!

The all-encompassing delicious, nutritious, filling, super easy Fruit-Filled Protein Packed Overnight Quinoa & Oats!

So let’s see… what do we have in this delightful little bowl…

  • Protein
  • Fiber
  • Healthy Fats
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Antioxidants
  • Love

Oh yeah, I put love in all my food... it’s kind of mandatory in my Kitch.

I’d heard about overnight oats quite some time ago and yet I procrastinated in finally making it…

WHY?! Oh why??

This breakfast was not only incredibly delicious, superbly healthy, but it also saved me mega time in the morning! Not that I don’t mind making protein pancakes in the mornings, but they are time-consuming! The overnight oats were ready and filled my hungry tum in a flash!

I decided to go with a simple fruity version of overnight oats filled with blueberries, raspberries, and peaches! To change it up and lower the carb content a tad I chose to use half cooked quinoa and half rolled oats rather than using just rolled oats. Then, to round out the dish and add in protein, I decided to go with my favorite protein powder (shout out to North Coast Naturals !).

The ground flaxseed is key as well, it works well to thicken the whole mixture, and adds in that wonderful fiber that keeps the digestive system nice and happy!

You can find different overnight oats recipes all over the blogosphere/internet and seriously, the possibilities truly are ENDLESS…. there is a kajillion ways to make this easy delicious breakfast dish, and so many healthy options!

Oh, and don’t you worry, assembling the overnight oats the evening before is easy as pie! You pretty much throw everything you want to make a part of the oats into a bowl, then set it and forget it!

In the morning, whilst still in your groggy, just-hit-snooze-five-times state, you just need to mosey on to your kitchen, take out the oats, heat, and eat.

If you literally are running out the door, put the overnight oats in a portable container the night before and just grab-and-go in the morning!

Talk about convenience. Now there REALLY is no excuse not to eat your breakfast!

Interested in some other overnight oats ideas?? 

Why not try these combinations:

Apple & Cinnamon .. a little “apple pie” action!

Pumpkin Puree & Pumpkin Pie Spice … a little “pumpkin pie” maybe?

Cocoa Powder & Banana … make it “chunky monkey” style and top with peanut butter!

Mango & Coconut … tropical flavors..yes please!

Carrot Puree, Raisins, Nutmeg, Cinnamon & Pineapple… just like good old carrot cake!

Strawberries & Rhubarb … ahhh, a sweet summer combo!

Lime & Coconut… you put-the-lime-in-the-coconut and drink it all up…orrr eat it all down??

Blackberries & Mint… who knows?? Could be good!?

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Fruit-Filled Protein-Packed Overnight Quinoa & Oats
Serves: 1

  • ¼ cup large flaked rolled oats (gluten free if needed)
  • ¼ cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder (I used whey, for vegan use soy/rice/hemp)
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 packet Krisda stevia (or 1 tsp pure honey, maple syrup, or agave)
  • ¼ banana, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • ¼ cup raspberries
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • ¼ cup diced peaches
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  1. In a medium bowl combine oats, quinoa, protein powder, ground flax, cinnamon, and stevia. Stir to combine.
  2. Add in mashed banana, berries, and peaches.
  3. Pour in almond milk, and mix ingredients together.
  4. Place in the fridge and leave overnight.
  5. In the morning, remove from the fridge, heat on the stove top or in the microwave, or enjoy cold!
  6. If you find the mixture is too thick in the morning just add in some extra almond milk!
  7. Get creative with toppings… add nut butter, nuts, seeds, more fruit, coconut, etc!

Nutritional Information
Calories: 290 kcal Fat: 6g Carbohydrates: 41g Sugar: 11g Fiber: 11g Protein: 19g


Are you a fan of overnight oats? Yay, nay, haven’t tried?? Let me know! 


Nutritionist in the Kitch

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