Lately I’ve been practicing yoga or going for a jog first thing in the morning and eating my breakfast afterwards. I’ve been playing around with overnight recipes which are so easy and means that I can refuel as soon as possible when I’m home.
This recipe is perfect post-workout as it has so much plant protein from the grains to the seeds to the protein powder. The oats provide some carbohydrate and the coconut water replaces electrolytes which will have been lost through sweaty workouts. On top of all that, it’s delicious. This breakfast doesn’t have to be saved for post-workout fuel but is a great option on any day. Protein is always essential and this breakfast will provide you with the energy to set you up for a great day.
1/3c Quinoa Flakes
2 tbsp Oats
1 tbsp Protein Powder (I use Raw Amazonia cinnamon & vanilla plant protein)
1 tsp Cinnamon (if not part of your protein powder)
2 tbsp Chia Seeds
1 small handful Pumpkin Seeds
1 small handful Shredded Coconut
2 Medjool Dates sliced
2/3c Coconut Water
Slice the medjool dates small then simply combine with all the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, the grains and chia seeds will have soaked up a lot of the liquid. I change my toppings all of the time depending on what I have; some delicious options are fresh fruit, granola, extra seeds or coconut, nut butter, raw honey and/or more spices like cinnamon or nutmeg. Enjoy!