Choco-nilla Oats N’ Quinoa Swirl

If you’re like our clients, you’re looking for something heavenly to bite into at breakfast time–but that also doesn’t take toll on your waistline or on your time.  Our goal is to make their– and your wish, a reality. 🙂  If you liked our Overnight Berry Parfait and our Mini Frittata Muffins you’ll want to say hello to this sweet & creamy delight! This overnight oatmeal recipe tastes sinful, but is heavenly to your waistline. This entire satiating and yummy nutrient- packed breakfast is a 300 calorie combo that is quick and easy to make and to take with you on the go!

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What makes this breakfast rock it’s magic?

Fiber: Fiber is a key component in stimulating digestive regularity by helping to move food through the digestive tract.

Quinoa and oats: They both provide a healthy balance of fiber, protein, and carbohydrates—a combo that provides a long-lasting energy boost to keep you going until lunch.

Oatmeal: This is a whole grain, and eating whole grains can lower your risk for several diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. As a bonus, oatmeal has been linked to lowering your cholesterol. So whether you’re looking for a healthy breakfast or a weight loss friendly meal, we have you covered with this tasty meal. This is simply the easiest 3-minute “prep the night before” breakfast –and is one thatis worth waking up to!

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Ready for some more good nutrition news? Just 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder (yes, this is responsible for the yummy chocolatey goodness!) comprises a fair amount of the suggested daily intake of iron, manganese, magnesium and zinc! You won’t want to skip breakfast again—eat it up and reap its health benefits! A smooth, decadent blend of vanilla and chocolate, your mind won’t even know it’s all healthy!

 

Choco-nilla Oats & Quinoa Swirl

(Yields 1 serving)

 Ingredients:

1/3 cup quick oats

1/8 cup uncooked quinoa

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

¼ cup chocolate or vanilla soymilk (whichever you prefer)

½ banana

¼ cup plain Greek yogurt

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in a mason jar or bowl and allow to sit in the fridge overnight (covered for best results).

Nutritional Information:

Calories 312; Fat 5g; Saturated Fat 0g; Carbohydrates 55g; Protein 16g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 58mg; Fiber 6g

 

Choco-nilla Oats N’ Quinoa Swirl
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup quick oats
  • ⅛ cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup chocolate or vanilla soymilk (whichever you prefer)
  • ½ banana
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a mason jar or bowl and allow to sit in the fridge overnight (covered for best results).
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 meal Calories: 312 Saturated fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 55 Sodium: 58 Fiber: 6 Cholesterol: 0

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2 replies
    • The Nutrition Twins
      The Nutrition Twins says:

      Hi Corrie! Yes–it’s the 1/4 cup of liquid and the yogurt serves as a moistener. We hope you love it! Please let us know if you have any other questions! We hope you love it!! 🙂 x & x, L & T

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