Recipe: Overnight Quinoa

Alright! Here is a recipe that will add some variety to your week. If you’re a fan of overnight oats, give this overnight quinoa a try!

Nutritionally, quinoa has a more protein and magnesium, so if  you’re looking for that, this may be a good sub for your oats! Both overnight oats and quinoa have carbs, so think of it as fuel. How are you going to use these carbs? Go for a walk, get in a workout,  clean the house, play outside, whatever it is, let this fuel your morning.

Note: Quinoa has a totally different texture than oats. So it may taste like overnight oats, but it’s more of a grainy texture. It’s different.


  • 1/2 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp hemp hearts
  • Dash of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp maple syrup (or more or less depending on how sweet you like it)
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (***note I amended the amount here to a little less, as the second attempt turned out a bit too runny in my books. Go with 1/4 cup instead of 3/4 cup)
  • Dash of cinnamon

How to: Put all ingredients in a bowl. Place in fridge overnight. Top with berries, seeds, nuts, fruits, whatever you have!


Author: Jackie

Jackie is a certified holistic nutritionist (with the Alive Academy out of Richmond, B.C.) in her spare time. Full-time she works in an office (like many of you!) and is always looking for ways to make her busy life happy and healthy. She is a mom to 2 lovely daughters, and a wife to a picky-eater husband who always keeps her on her toes when she is creating healthy recipes.

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