Oats are one of my top five foods, I eat them everyday, a lot of the time twice a day and I’ve been known to dabble in a savoury bowl come lunchtime. I just find them so satisfying, comforting and easily adapted to meet the demands of my mood, schedule and cravings.
From piping hot and cream, to thick, sticky, cakey and cold, I love them each and every way and love nothing more than coming up with new ways to create a pop of colour, alternative flavour or texture, or simply just give them an enhanced nutritional boost.
I included a little of one of my favourite superfood powders if that’s the category it falls in to. I for one think it’s pretty super! Beet powder! It does have quite an earthy flavour, easily mellowed when incorporated with some dairy free yogurt and a little maple syrup.
Beet powder doesn’t just add that amazing pop of colour, they may also…
- Improve muscle recovery
- Improve muscle power
- Detoxify your body aka offer liver support
- Protect cells, proteins and enzymes from environmental damage
Quinoa provides an additional protein boost along with the pea protein powder, or whey if you can tolerate dairy, as well as offering a new unique texture to the final concoction! If you’ve ever struggled with not feeling satisfied after your morning meal make sure you’ve included some complete protein in the mix and I’m sure you will notice a difference.
Beet Quinoa Protein Overnight Oats
Dreamy pretty in pink creamy overnight oats laced with quinoa and given an additional protein boost with vanilla whey protein. To keep vegan you can use our plain pea protein or chocolate pea protein for red velvet spin!
Beet Quinoa Protein Overnight OatsPrint Recipe
- 125ml unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
- 125g plain or vanilla dairy free yogurt; or greek yogurt depending on your preferences
- 15g plain pea protein, chocolate pea protein or vanilla whey protein
- 1 heaped tsp beet powder
- 1 tbsp (15ml) maple syrup
- 5 drops stevia; add if using plain pea protein and/or plain unsweetened yogurt
- 80g cooked quinoa
- 30g rolled oats
- 7g chia seeds
- ¼ tsp cinnamon, optional
- Dairy Free Yogurt
- Cacao Nibs
Whisk or blend together protein, yogurt and milk, maple syrup, beet powder and stevia if using.
Mix together all ingredients in a jug or bowl once the wet ingredients are smooth and lump free.
Place in the fridge overnight or a few hours to chill and for the oats and chia seeds to absorb some of the liquid.
Serve in the morning topped with fruit of choice, dairy free yogurt and cacao nibs if you please!