Mocha Overnight Quinoa

Mocha Overnight Quinoa

Those that know me, know one thing…I truly truly love coffee.  It is not a coincidence when your Christmas gift is an espresso machine and your birthday gift is a coffee grinder with a milk foamer.  It just make sense for me to add this molten java lava to breakfast.

Everyone talks about overnight oats but personally I like to make overnight quinoa. Its doesn’t get mushy. It holds up well in the fridge and I swear there is a rice pudding vibe when you mix it with yogurt.

You know that old commercial when the guy is walking with a chocolate bar and he bumps into that gal who is eating peanut butter. (yea because I walk around the city of New York with a jar of peanut butter.) Anyways, they bump into each other and this magical treat is made.  Well that’s what I feel like for this particular breakfast…Mocha Overnight Quinoa!

Mocha Overnight Quinoa Recipe

Ingredients:Mocha Overnight Quinoa

  • ½ cup plain cooked quinoa
  • ¼ cup unsweetened or vanilla vegan milk
  • ¼ cup espresso
  • ¾ cup of plain dairy free yogurt (like So Delicious or Good Karma)
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoon organic maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  • Combine quinoa, vegan milk, chia seeds, espresso, cocoa powder, vanilla extract together in your container.
  • Then layer 1 teaspoon of maple syrup.
  • Then layer the dairy free yogurt .
  • Add the last layer of 1 teaspoon of maple syrup.
  • I like to follow mine up with a dusting of cocoa powder at the end.

NOTE: I limit myself to only 2 teaspoon of maple syrup but you can add another tsp. or stevia according to your personal taste.

This recipe makes 1 serving.

Mocha Overnight Quinoa
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