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Easy Breakfast Ideas: Overnight Quinoa

One of the most common complaints I get from patients is that they don't know what to eat for breakfast. The barriers here include 1) people don't have enough time in the morning and/or 2) they are used to eating standard American breakfasts that are full of carbs and sugar (pancakes, sugar cereal, etc). This usually leaves people fatigued and hungry again almost immediately. Over the next few weeks, I am going to be sharing easy, healthy breakfast recipes that can be made ahead or in under 10 minutes. 

 

Today I am sharing a recipe for overnight quinoa. This is a fun twist on overnight oatmeal that has gained a lot of popularity in the past few years. It has extra protein from the quinoa and greek yogurt and healthy fat from the chia seeds, so it will keep you full for hours!

 

Overnight Quinoa

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

-1/3 cup quinoa

-½ cup blueberries (or other berries)

-1 tbsp chia seeds

-1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt

-1/2 cup almond milk

-cinnamon

Instructions:

Add all ingredients and stir together.  Place in the fridge over night.  In the morning, add any toppings, such as nuts, nut butter, granola etc. Make several servings on Sunday to have breakfast ready for the entire week!