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Overnight Blueberry Quinoa Bowl

Overnight Blueberry Quinoa Bowl (gluten-free, vegan) via Foodbymars.com

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Protein is so important especially in the morning for energy and even more so after a workout for recovery! So during the weekdays, I'm on the go, smoothies are usually how I sneak it in. On the weekends, I love having eggs for breakfast and that takes care of that. Since it's now summer and you must know by now that overnight breakfasts are the JAM - I am on a roll with the overnight bowls and decided to throw a scoop of my FAVORITE protein powder which happens to be vanilla, to have the best of both worlds. Plus, since this is a quinoa bowl... quinoa already has protein. Double the fun :)

More on protein powder...I've been using ALOHA brand, and guys, if you've ever tried protein powder - you know there is MUCH to be desired. The taste is usually off-putting and if it's not initially... that aftertaste will get ya! I always find myself covering it up with a bunch of other flavors, until I found this stuff. It's vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and it tastes SO GOOD. To the point that I skipped eggs this past weekend because I needed a vanilla smoothie. Yes, that's where I'm at mentally. Anyway, I'd highly recommend checking it out if you're in the market for protein powder, and take 20% off while you're at it with my discount code: ALOHAMARS20. I'm already putting in my order for tin #2...

Overnight Blueberry Quinoa Bowl (gluten-free, vegan) via Foodbymars.com

Anyway, overnight breakfasts leave more time for your morning hustle... or your morning relaxing, whichever it is for you. I literally JUST got back from an amazing trip and I'm sitting here enjoying some 'me' time over this delicious bowl and tidying up my notes on all the amazing places I visited. Be a morning person this summer with me :)


Overnight Blueberry Quinoa Bowl (gluten-free, vegan) via Foodbymars.com

Ingredients

serves 1 // gluten-free & vegan

  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 3/4 cup non dairy milk (almond, coconut, hemp)
  • 1 scoop protein powder (ALOHA Vanilla Protein)
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp coconut nectar (or maple syrup, honey)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Toppings: more blueberries, slivered almonds or granola, etc.

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a blender or manually, quickly mash the blueberries so the juices start flowing! Put them in your bowl or mason jar(s).
  2. Add cooked quinoa, milk, protein powder, chia seeds, coconut nectar (or honey, syrup), and cinnamon to the bowl with blueberries and mix well. A whisk or fork should do the trick.
  3. Cover the bowl with saran wrap and pop it in the fridge and let sit overnight. The next morning, add your toppings and serve!

Overnight Blueberry Quinoa Bowl (gluten-free, vegan) via Foodbymars.com
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